April 4, 2006

Brookstone Foldable Massaging Bed Rest Recalled for Fire, Burn Hazards

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.

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.

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 http://www.brookstone.com/service/service.asp?cust_serv_id=299
Consumers can also e-mail the firm at bedrest-recall@brookstone.com