Recall: Lithium Ion Battery in Wireless Speakers Can Overheat and Catch Fire
There have been 12 reports of overheating and fires, resulting in property damage
About 164,000 Brookstone Big Blue Party indoor/outdoor wireless speakers have been recalled. The lithium ion battery that powers these speakers can overheat and catch fire. Brookstone has received 12 reports of the speakers overheating and catching fire, resulting in five reports of property damage totaling about $2,000.
This recall involves Brookstone Big Blue Party indoor/outdoor wireless speakers. The recalled speakers are silver or gray colored and measure about 6 inches wide by 6 inches deep by 16 inches tall. The SKU (849504, 318417, or 952645) is printed on the bottom underside of the speaker. The speaker may also have "Brookstone" printed at the bottom on one side of the speaker, as well as on the label on the underside of the speaker.
The product was sold at Ace Hardware, Bloomingdale's, Bon-Ton, Brookstone, Macy's, Patriot stores and other stores nationwide, on the Home Shopping Network and online from December 2013 through August 2018 for about $200.
What happens next?
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled speakers and properly dispose of the lithium-ion battery packs according to state and local regulations.
Brookstone has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Contact Brookstone toll-free at (866) 576-7337 for information about a possible refund. The number for this recall is 19-017.