Recall: Wireless Speakers
On 2018-10-19, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Wireless Speakers due to a potential Fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2013 for about $200.
About 200,000 units are involved in this Brookstone Purchasing speaker 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 Public Announcement Systems category in 2018.
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What is the problem?
The lithium ion batteries in the wireless speakers can overheat and catch fire, posing a fire hazard.
Instance(s) of property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Brookstone Big Blue Party indoor/outdoor wireless speakers. The recalled speakers are silver or gray colored and measure about 6 inches wide by 6 inches deep by 16 inches tall. The SKU is printed on the bottom underside of the speaker. The speaker may also have "Brookstone" printed at the bottom on one side of the speaker, as well as on the label on the underside of the speaker.
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These items were sold new+ at Ace Hardware, Bloomingdale's, Bon-Ton, Brookstone, Macy's, Patriot stores and other stores nationwide, on the Home Shopping Network and online at Amazon.com, Brookstone.com, RueLaLa.com, Wayfair.com, Zulily.com and other websites from December 2013 through August 2018 for about $200.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled speakers and properly dispose of the lithium-ion battery packs according to state and local regulations.
Brookstone toll-free at 866-576-7337 any time or online at www.omnimgt.com/BrookstonerecallFAQ/ for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Brookstone has received 12 reports of the speakers overheating and catching fire, resulting in five reports of property damage totaling about $2,000.
+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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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.