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Shock hazard leads to La-Z-Boy recall

More than 2,500 chairs recalled

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About 2,500 La-Z-Boy power lift chairs were recalled after officials discovered a defect that could create a shock hazard.

The recall alert notes that the "lift chair’s power supply cover can crack within the screw housing and break, causing the cover to detach and exposing the power supply’s electrical components, posing a shock hazard to users," according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

No injuries have been reported, but La-Z-Boy is voluntarily recalling 2,500 units in the U.S. and an additional 210 chairs sold in Canada.

The recall affects the power supplies sold with Gold Series electric Lift Chairs, the Clayton Luxury-Lift (model 1HL562) and Power Lift (model 1ML562), and Luxury-Lift (models 1LF505 and 1LF819). The power supplies were also part of conversion kits for older lift chairs with model numbers 1LL320, 1LL508, 1LL515, 1LM320, 1LM508 and 1LM515.

The power supply casing is black, plastic and rectangular. Affected units will have "LOT #150113" printed on the back.

The power lift chairs were sold nationwide between September 2015 through November 2016 for between $1,900 and $2,800 at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, independent furniture stores and at la-z-boy.com. The power supplies were also sold separately for $170 and were given free under the warranty for previously purchased chairs.

Anyone with a defective product should stop using it immediately and call La-Z-Boy toll-free at 855-592-9087 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.la-z-boy.com and click on the "Recall" button on the bottom of the page for more information. Free power supply replacements will be provided.

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