Adult portable bed rails recalled after deaths of two people

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare of Port Washington, New York, recalls adult portable bed rails after the deaths of two people, one in 2011 and one in 2015.

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, four different models of the Bed Assist handle and the Bed Assist rail are being recalled.

“Drive has received two reports of entrapment deaths related to two of its bed frame with bed support (models 15064 and RTL15073). The deaths occurred in February 2011 and February 2015 and included a 93-year-old woman in her California home and a 92-year-old man in an assisted living facility in Canada.

In both incidents, the bed rails were not securely attached to the bed and the users were trapped between the product and the mattress. “

Approximately 496,100 of the rails were sold in the United States, 68,000 in Canada and 119 in Mexico. They were sold in medical supply stores nationwide and online on Amazon and Walmart for between $ 30 and $ 80 from October 2007 through December 2021.

The recalled models are:

  • Model 15064, bed support handle, 21 inches high and 12 inches wide
  • Model 15062, Bed Assist Rail with folding board, 23 inches high and 12 inches wide
  • Model RTL15073, Home Bed Assist Handle, 13-17 “high (adjustable) and 19” wide
  • Model RTL15063-ADJ, Home Bed Assist Handle, 15-20 “high (adjustable) and 20” wide

Individuals who purchased the rails can contact Drive DeVilbiss for a refund.

Contact for more information From Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm ET, travel from DeVilbiss Healthcare at 877-467-3099 or visit their website and click “Important Safety Information” at the top of the page.

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