Bose recalls one million Acoustimass, Lifestyle and Companion bass modules

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The speaker’s electrical components can fail, posing a fire hazard.

Bose Corporation of Framingham, Mass., is recalling about one million Bose Acoustimass, Lifestyle and Companion bass modules produced before April 2006.

The speaker’s electrical components can fail, posing a fire hazard.

The firm has received 21 reports worldwide of the bass modules igniting or melting, including three incidents of fires resulting in property damage to carpeting, an entertainment cabinet and to materials surrounding the bass box.

No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves select bass modules manufactured before April 1, 2006 that were sold with select Acoustimass, Lifestyle and Companion home theater systems.

The components are black or white.

The Bose logo, product name, serial number “SER. NO.” and date code are printed on the product label, which is located either on the back or bottom of the bass module.

The product name is printed at the top of the label next to the Bose logo. The serial number is described on the label as “SER. NO.” The multi-digit serial number printed on the bass module label includes the “date code” for that module. The date code is reflected in the eighth through eleventh digits of the serial number.

A list of the product names on the bass modules and date codes contained in the serial numbers may be found here.

The base modules, manufactured in the U.S., Mexico and Ireland, were sold at Bose stores, Best Buy, Circuit City, Sam’s Club, Sears and other electronics stores nationwide, and online at from January 1994, through April 2007, for between $220 and $2,200.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled bass modules and contact Bose to arrange for a free repair of the bass module or a 40% discount on a replacement product.

Consumers may contact Bose toll-free at (888) 260-0819 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, or online at for more information.

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