WASHINGTON, D.C.- A power recliner finished in walnut or chestnut has been recalled by importer Human Touch. Manufactured in Thailand, the recliner creates a falling hazard, according to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, which announced the recall jointly with the chair's importer. About 1,100 chairs were shipped.

The Perfect Power recliner chairs use a joystick reclining mechanism, which can malfunction and allow the chair to continue moving, posing a fall hazard to consumers. Human Touch is offering either a repair or a refund. The recall was initiated after one reprot of a joystick malfunction. No injuries have been repported.

The power reclining chair was sold in a walnut, dark walnut or chestnut wood finish base with a leather pad set that came in 33 different colors. The chair measure about 43 inches long, 31 inches wide and 47 inches high and has a head pillow at the top and a joystick controller on the left armrest. The words "Human Touch" and "Perfect Chair" and the model and serial number can be found on the cross bar connecting the rear legs of the chair.

Consumers are told to immediately stop using the recalled chairs, and take them to the store where purchased for a full refund or contact Human Touch to receive a free repair kit (including shipping) or to arrange for free repair.

Consumers can learn about the recall at www.humantouch.com and click on Support and then on Recall for more information.  Chairs were sold at  Healthy Back, Human Touch, Relax in Comfort, Relax The Back and The Better Back Store, and online at ebay.com and vitalityweb.com for between $3,000 and $3,500.
 

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