By Rita R. Robison
Leggett & Platt is recalling about 25,200 power foundations or adjustable bases for mattresses.
Electrical components in the motor control board can fail and short causing overheating, which poses a fire hazard.
The firm has received 29 complaints of overheating in the electronic motor control board located in a housing underneath the deck of the power foundation, Leggett & Platt said in a joint statement with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
The power foundations are motorized bed frames, controlled by handheld remotes, which enable the head and/or the foot of the bed mattress to be moved up and down. These power foundations were offered in all bed sizes, and they were sold with handheld remote controls.
The recalled models are “Titanium,” “Gold,” and “Signature” by Leggett & Platt and other brands names including Interflex, American Signature, Spring Air, Sealy, and Simmons.
Since power foundations look very similar, consumers should identify their products by looking at the remote controls. The remotes controls are either black or dark gray and feature multiple buttons and a label with one of these brand names: Adjustables by Leggett & Platt, Interflex, American Signature, Sealy, Simmons, or Spring Air.
No other power foundations are involved in the recall.
Manufactured in United States, the mattresses were sold at mattress retailers nationwide from March of 2008 to October of 2011. The cost was about $1,700 to $2,200.
Consumers should immediately unplug the power cord and stop using the power functions of the beds, the firm and commission advise. Consumers should contact Leggett to arrange for a free in-home repair of the product or for a free modification kit and consumer installation instructions.
For additional information, call Leggett at 855-853-3539 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday ET or visit the firm’s website at www.titaniumrecall.com.