Recall: Foldable Massaging Bed Rest with Heat
On 2006-04-04, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Foldable Massaging Bed Rest with Heat due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2004 for about $125.00.
About 40,000 units are involved in this Brookstone bed rest recall. Instance(s) of property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Massagers category in 2006.
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What is the problem?
Electrical circuits within the bed rest can overheat causing the back side of the product to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard.
Instance(s) of property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled bed rest is designed to support a person sitting in bed. It is beige and consists of a back, two foldable armrests with a cup holder and massage controls, and a headrest with a reading light attached. Imported by Brookstone Company is printed on a tag attached to the bed rest. The massaging bed rest also provides heat at a single setting. A curly beige cord is attached to the back lower left corner of the bed rest. On some of the bed rests, SKU NO: 431254 is printed on a round metal plate where the curly beige cord plugs into the bed rest. Brookstone is printed on the beige plug-in transformer that attaches to the beige cord.
These items were sold new+ at Brookstone retail and outlet stores nationwide, Brookstone Web site, Brookstone catalogs, Amazon.com, and borderfree.com from April 2004 through January 2006 for about $125.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using the recalled bed rest immediately and contact Brookstone for a free replacement bed rest. The firm is contacting customers directly when possible.
For additional information, contact Brookstone toll-free at (888)318-7455 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT, seven days a week, or visit the firm's Web site at www.brookstone.com Consumers can also e-mail the firm at email@example.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Brookstone has received two reports of overheating, melting and charring, resulting in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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