CPSC Announces Recall of 35,000 Brookstone Foldable Massaging Bed Rests that Pose Fire and Burn Hazards

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Brookstone Company Inc., of Merrimack, New Hampshire, have announced the voluntary recall of some 35,500 Foldable Massaging Bed Rest with Heat products because electrical circuits within the bed rest can overheat causing the back side of the product to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

The recalled products were manufactured in China and 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.

To date, Brookstone has received two reports of overheating, melting and charring, resulting in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

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.

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 more information, consumers can contact Brookstone toll-free at (888) 318-7455.

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