FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 9, 2003

Alert #03-547

 

Name of Product: Sleep Number Beds

Units: 90,000

Manufacturer: Select Comfort Corporation, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: When exposed to severely cold temperatures and impact, such as may occur during shipping, the power cord insulation on the electric air pump can crack, creating a short-circuit or exposing live electrical wires and presenting a shock or electrocution hazard.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Select Comfort has received two reports of cords cracking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: This program includes all Sleep Number® Beds by Select Comfort sold from November 2002 through March 15, 2003 that were shipped through or to cold weather locations.

Sold: Directly through Select Comfort as well as certain specialty mattress retailers and QVC nationwide from November 2002 through March 15, 2003 for between $500 and $3,300 per bed set.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Select Comfort is contacting all registered owners and will provide a replacement air pump at no charge to consumers whose cords exhibit damage to the wire insulation. Consumers should unplug the pump from the electrical outlet before inspecting the power cord. The bed can continue to be used even if the pump has to be replaced, but the pump should remain unplugged if the wire insulation shows any sign of cracking.

WHAT TO DO: Call Select Comfort at (800) 326-3541 between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday. Questions can also be e-mailed to Select Comfort at questions@selectcomfort.com.

Media Contact: Mark Kimball, Select Comfort, at (763) 551-7000

Picture of recalled Adjustable Bed