Adjustable Mattress Bases Recalled by Leggett & Platt

Posted on March 22, 2012

The number of recalls that get issued on a semi-regular basis can put just about anyone on edge.  And as you’re soon about to see, even sleeping in your own bed could be a hazard!

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that Leggett & Platt has had to recall its power foundations that act as an adjustable base for mattresses.  The product is operated by a remote control, which is used to move various sections of the bed up and down for optimal comfort.

The problem has to do with certain electrical components in the motor control board.  These components run the risk of failing and subsequently overheating, posing an obvious fire hazard.  Already, Leggett & Platt has fielded 29 reports of this overheating, although thankfully no injuries have been reported as yet.

25,200 units fall under the purview of this particular recall.  These units were sold across the country between March 2008 and October of last year.  They retailed from $1,700 to $2,200 and were available at numerous mattress retail organizations.

Users have been advised to unplug and cease usage immediately.  They can contact Leggett for a repair kit or else schedule an appointment to have someone come out to their home to fix the problem.

As a San Diego personal injury lawyer, I know firsthand how products we take for granted can pose a hazard.  I just hope as a personal injury lawyer in Long Beach that no one gets hurt by this particular item.

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