July 15, 2003CPSC, Select Comfort Announce Recall of
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall.
Product: Sleep Number Beds
Manufacturer: Select Comfort Corporation, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: When exposed to severely cold temperatures and impact, such as may
occur during shipping, the power cord insulation on the electric air pump
can crack, creating a short-circuit or exposing live electrical wires and
presenting a shock or electrocution hazard.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Select Comfort has received two reports of cords
cracking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Description: This program includes all Sleep Number® Beds by Select Comfort
sold from November 2002 through March 15, 2003 that were shipped through or
to cold weather locations.
Sold: Directly through Select Comfort as well as certain specialty mattress
retailers and QVC nationwide from November 2002 through March 15, 2003 for
between $500 and $3,300 per bed set.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Select Comfort is contacting all registered owners and will provide
a replacement air pump at no charge to consumers whose cords exhibit damage
to the wire insulation. Consumers should unplug the pump from the electrical
outlet before inspecting the power cord. The bed can continue to be used
even if the pump has to be replaced, but the pump should remain unplugged if
the wire insulation shows any sign of cracking.
WHAT TO DO: Call Select Comfort at (800) 326-3541 between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
CT Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday.
Questions can also be e-mailed to Select Comfort at firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Contact: Mark Kimball, Select Comfort, at (763) 551-7000.