La-Z-Boy Recalls Control Wands Sold With Silver Luxury Lift Chairs Due to Burn Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–January 22, 2015. 

  • Label on Back of Control Wand for La-Z-Boy Silver Luxury Lift Chair
    Label on Back of Control Wand for La-Z-Boy Silver Luxury Lift Chair

Recall Summary

Name of product:  La-Z-Boy Control Wands sold with Silver Luxury Lift Chairs

Hazard:  The wand that controls the chair’s movements can overheat, posing a burn hazard.

Consumer Contact:  La-Z-Boy toll-free at (855) 592-9087 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.la-z-boy.com and click on the Recall Alert button for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 4,000

Description:  The recalled control wands were sold with the La-Z-Boy Silver Luxury Lift model chairs only. These electric wands allow the user to control the movement of the chair, i.e. to recline it and or to make entering or exiting the chair easier.  The rectangular-shaped black plastic wands have a large round circle on the top of the wand with two circle-shaped graphics that read “LIFT” and “RECLINE” and the La-Z-Boy logo printed in white lettering at the bottom of the wand. The words “La-Z-Boy,” “REV: 0” and S/N number 37205143800005310 are printed on a label on the back of the wand. The Silver Luxury Lift model chairs were sold in a variety of sizes, colors and fabrics including leather.

Incidents/Injuries:  La-Z-Boy has received three reports of the control wands on floor samples becoming warm. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy:  Consumers should unplug the chair from the wall outlet and contact the local dealer from whom they purchased the chair who will schedule a time for a service technician to install a free replacement control wand.

Sold at:  La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores and independent furniture stores nationwide from August 2014 through November 2014 with the Silver Luxury Lift Chair for between $900 and $1700.

Importer(s):  La-Z-Boy Incorporated, of Monroe, Michigan

Manufactured in:  China

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