Man unsure of the safety of his medicine

Breaking news and expert analysis on legal and compliance issues

[Back To Home][Back To Archives]

From Products Liability Law Daily, April 12, 2017

Customatic Beds recalls adjustable beds for electric shock hazard

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

PPJ, LLC d/b/a Customatic Beds, of Natick, Massachusetts, has recalled around 50,000 adjustable beds because the beds’ side-mounted AC outlets can be incorrectly wired, posing an electric shock hazard to consumers (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 17-130, April 12, 2017).

Incidents and injuries. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Product description. This recall involves the bases of Customatic adjustable beds. These power foundations were offered in all bed sizes and were sold with handheld remote controls, allowing the head and/or the foot of the bed mattress to be moved up and down. These bases also have a side-mounted AC outlet. The model numbers can be found on the metal frame near the foot of the bed. A complete list of recalled model numbers is available at

These adjustable beds, which were manufactured in Taiwan, were sold at Sleepy’sand othermattress stores nationwide from June 2012 through January 2017 for about $1,500.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the AC plug on the side of the bed immediately and contact Customatic Beds to arrange for a free inspection and repair.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Customatic Beds toll-free at 844-815-9023 from 9 a.m. through 9 p.m. ET, Monday through Saturday, or online at and click on "Recall Notice."

Companies: PPJ, LLC d/b/a Customatic Beds

MainStory: TopStory ProductRecallsNews HouseholdProductsNews

Back to Top

Products Liability Law Daily

Introducing Wolters Kluwer Products Liability Law Daily — a daily reporting service created by attorneys, for attorneys — providing same-day coverage of breaking news, court decisions, legislation, and regulatory activity.

A complete daily report of the news that affects your world

  • View full summaries of federal and state court decisions.
  • Access full text of legislative and regulatory developments.
  • Customize your daily email by topic and/or jurisdiction.
  • Search archives for stories of interest.

Not just news — the right news

  • Get expert analysis written by subject matter specialists—created by attorneys for attorneys.
  • Track law firms and organizations in the headlines with our new “Who’s in the News” feature.
  • Promote your firm with our new reprint policy.

24/7 access for a 24/7 world

  • Forward information with special copyright permissions, encouraging collaboration between counsel and colleagues.
  • Save time with mobile apps for your BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, Android, or Kindle.
  • Access all links from any mobile device without being prompted for user name and password.