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Chairs Can Allegedly Turn into a Shocking Hazard; La-Z-Boy Recalls 2,700

Chairs Can Allegedly Turn into a Shocking Hazard; La-Z-Boy Recalls 2,700

Chairs Can Allegedly Turn into a Shocking Hazard; La-Z-Boy Recalls 2,700

Electronic chairs designed to help people rise to their feet can reportedly induce an electric shock while the power supply is in operation. Authorities have identified an enclosure that can crack, exposing a seated individual to the chairs main power source. Those power supplies are now being recalled by La-Z-Boy. Around 2,500 pieces of the possibly defective equipment were made in China and imported by LogicData North America before they were sold by La-Z-Boy across the United States (around 200 more were sold in Canada). No injuries have been reported at the time of the recall.

Four models of La-Z-Boy loungers are affected; the Clayton Luxury-Lift (model 1HL562), the Clayton Power Lift (model 1ML562), & Luxury-Lift (models 1LF505 and 1LF819). All of the chairs were sold from September 2015 to November 2016 at nationwide furniture retailers and online for between $1,900 and $2,800. La-Z-Boy has told officials that the recall is limited to power supplies from LOT #150113, which is printed on the back side. The power supplies were sold for around $170 or were provided as a replacement by La-Z-Boy to customers who needed a new one. No original power supplies are being recalled at this time.

2015 La-Z-Boy Tip Overs and Fire Hazards

In May of 2015 La-Z-Boy announced the recall of 2,600 pieces of their furniture over alleged incidents of recliners and loveseats tipping forward. Though potentially dangerous, the seats, sold from January 2015 to March 2015, did not lead to any reported injuries. Earlier that year, in January 2015, La-Z-Boy also recalled around 4,000 of their “control wands” over worries that they could overheat and pose a fire or burn hazard. La-Z-Boy told authorities that the wands, distributed with chairs sold in 2014, were found to overheat in at least three floor models. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has instructed owners of a recently recalled La-Z-Boy power supply to disconnect it immediately. La-Z-Boy has informed their customers that a replacement will be provided at no charge.

To contact La-Z-Boy call: (855) 592-9087

To read more see: http://www.la-z-boy.com/content/recall

 

Apple Investigates iPhone 6 Plus that Allegedly Went Up in Flames

Apple Investigates iPhone 6 Plus that Allegedly Went Up in Flames

Apple Investigates iPhone that Allegedly Went Up in Flames As smartphones continue to progress, the battery must keep pace. This means that the smartphone’s main source of energy, lithium-ion, must increase its capacity. But without proper engineering the material can become unstable. As seen in Samsung’s million phone recall, an unstable battery can lead to […]

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IKEA Recalls 33,400 Beach Chairs After Six Fingertips Are Severed

IKEA Recalls 33,400 Beach Chairs After Six Fingertips Are Severed

IKEA Recalls 33,400 Beach Chairs After Six Fingertips Are Severed A tranquil day at the beach turned into a bloody scramble to find a hospital for several owners of IKEA’s line of MYSINGSÖ Beach Chairs. The seats, made from fabric and wood, can allegedly collapse without warning, “posing fall and finger entrapment hazards to consumers.” […]

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HP Inc. Adds Another 101,000 Laptop Batteries to June’s 2016 Recall of 40,000

HP Inc. Adds Another 101,000 Laptop Batteries to June’s 2016 Recall of 40,000

Fire Starter; HP Adds 101k Combustible Panasonic Laptop Batteries to June’s Recall As long as manufacturers continue to rely on lithium-ion to power consumer devices, it appears that Newsome Melton will continue to write about lithium-ion batteries going up in flames. After recalling more than 40,000 last June, HP Inc. (formerly Hewlett-Packard), added around 101,000 […]

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Takata Agrees to Plead Guilty & Pay $1 Billion as Massive Recall Expands

Takata Agrees to Plead Guilty & Pay $1 Billion as Massive Recall Expands

Takata to Pay $1 Billion as Massive Recall Continues to Expand The largest automotive recall in U.S. history continues to grow as regulators say more than 20 million dangerous Takata airbag inflators remain on American roads.  It is now estimated that 42 million vehicles, equipped with around 70 million defective Takata inflators, will be recalled […]

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Toshiba Recalls 190K Panasonic Lithium-Ion Batteries Over Fire Hazard

Toshiba Recalls 190K Panasonic Lithium-Ion Batteries Over Fire Hazard

Panasonic Lithium-Ion Batteries Can Overheat; Toshiba Recalls 190K After a long 2016, U.S. consumers are used to hearing about Lithium-ion battery problems leading to laptops overheating, smartphones going up in flames, hover boards burning riders, and electronic cigarettes exploding in people’s pockets. In the latest recall of the troubled Lithium-ion battery, which powers the vast […]

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IKEA Dresser Recall Leads to $50 Million Settlement

IKEA Dresser Recall Leads to $50 Million Settlement

IKEA Agrees to $50 Million Settlement Following Dresser Recall Every two weeks a child dies in the United States when a piece of furniture, a television, or a common household appliance accidentally falls on top of them. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has found that there are more than 22,000 children under the age of eight treated for a “tip-over” related […]

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Cuisinart Recalls 8 Million Food Processors; Blade Parts Found in Food

Cuisinart Recalls 8 Million Food Processors; Blade Parts Found in Food

Cuisinart Recalls 8 Million Food Processors After receiving 30 reports of customers cutting their mouth or sustaining a tooth injury on a broken piece of blade while eating, Conair Corp., the owner of Cuisinart, has announced the largest kitchen-related-appliance recall in American history. The voluntary recall of around 8 million food processors in the United […]

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