April 4, 2006
Release #06-131
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 318-7455

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.


Name of Product: Foldable Massaging Bed Rest with Heat

Units: About 35,500

Manufacturer: Brookstone Company Inc., of Merrimack, N.H.

Hazard: Electrical circuits within the bed rest can overheat causing the back side of the product to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Brookstone has received two reports of overheating, melting and charring, resulting in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: 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.

Sold at: Brookstone retail and outlet stores nationwide, Brookstone Web site, Brookstone catalogs,, and from April 2004 through January 2006 for about $125.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: 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.

Consumer Contact: 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
Consumers can also e-mail the firm at


Picture of Recalled Bed Rest