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Southern Motion Recalls Wireless Power reclining furniture

The lithium-ion batteries used to power the furniture can overheat

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Southern Motion of Pontotoc, Miss., is recalling about 2,300 pieces of Wireless Power reclining furniture.

The lithium-ion batteries used to power the furniture can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

The firm is aware of six incidents of batteries overheating and causing fires to the chairs and floor coverings. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Wireless Power reclining furniture powered by lithium-ion batteries.

The batteries are installed internally as an optional equipment upgrade in custom configurable reclining furniture and are visible when looking under the upholstery in the rear of the furniture in a black mounting bracket.

The batteries are black and rectangular. The top of the batteries are marked with the word ENouvation. ENouvation is printed on a white label on the reverse side. The side of the batteries have blinking lights indicating the charge level of the battery.

Recalled furniture has a white label on the back underside of the footrest ottoman which states “Options: WP”, indicating Wireless Power, along with the product’s unique serial, style, and cover fabric numbers and the custom production date.

The furniture, manufactured in the U.S., was sold at Rooms To Go, Art Van, Nebraska Furniture Mart, and other furniture stores nationwide from January 2019, through September 2019, for between approximately $1000 and $2500.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the Wireless Power reclining furniture and contact Southern Motion for a free in-home repair, including a credit for the cost of the lithium-ion battery option.

Consumers may contact Southern Motion toll-free at (800) 368-8865 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) from Monday through Friday, by email at wprecall@southernmotion.com or online at www.SouthernMotion.com and click on “Product Safety” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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