Brookstone Foldable Massaging Bed Rest
recalled for fire, burn hazards
April 4, 2006
The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission, in cooperation with
Brookstone Company Inc., has announce a recall of
the Foldable Massaging Bed Rest with Heat.
Consumers should stop using recalled products
immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Electrical circuits within the bed rest
can overheat causing the back side of the
product to overheat, posing a fire and burn
Brookstone has received two reports of
overheating, melting and charring, resulting
in minor property damage. No injuries have
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.
printed on the beige plug-in transformer
that attaches to the beige cord.
Manufactured in China, the product was
sold at Brookstone retail and outlet stores
in the U.S., and was available to Canadian
consumers via the Brookstone
Amazon.com, and borderfree.com from April
2004 through January 2006.
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 website at www.brookstone.com.
Consumers can also e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org.