|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2006
|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, Amazon.com, and borderfree.com 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 www.brookstone.com
Consumers can also e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
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