HIGH POINT, N.C. – La-Z-Boy launched a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack for its power recliners. Batteries last about a week, and eliminate the need for a cord to run to the chair - giving more flexibility in room layout. 

La-Z-Boy says it will appeal to people who don’t like the look of the power cord, or have challenges placing furniture near a power outlet. Introduced at the High Point Furniture Market in April, the battery - about the size of a hand - has the ability to power a recliner for one week before needing to be recharged. It also provides a wireless power option that allows for carefree operation and the flexibility to place power reclining furniture anywhere in a room, without the need to be plugged into a wall outlet.

“We know our customers love the power options we offer, and now, they can have them free from the constraints of the ‘corded’ power supply,”said Paula Hoyas, Vice President Merchandising for La-Z-Boy.

The lithium-ion battery pack has a power output control that is unique to La-Z-Boy. The unit will cease power to the reclining furniture if an obstruction is encountered that prevents the reclining mechanism from moving, thereby preventing damage to the reclining mechanism. The rechargeable battery pack is about the size of a hand, and is UL recognized.

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