Nearly half one million grownup transportable mattress rails offered nationwide have been recalled after being linked to two deaths, in keeping with federal security regulators.
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare is recalling 4 totally different fashions of its Bed Assist Handle and Bed Assist Rail grownup transportable mattress rails, in keeping with a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) discover.
According to the CPSC, “users can become entrapped within the bed rail or between the rail and the side of the mattress” which may pose “a serious entrapment hazard and risk of death by asphyxiation.”
The company obtained two stories of entrapment deaths that had been related to two of its Bed Assist Handle mattress rails, in keeping with the CPSC. The deaths occurred in 2011 and 2015 and concerned a 93-year-old lady who was utilizing the product at her dwelling in California and a 92-year-old man who was at an assisted residing facility in Canada, the CPSC stated.
“In both incidents, the bed rails were not securely attached to the bed and the users became entrapped between the product and their mattress,” the discover on the CPSC’s web site learn.
The recalled mattress rails had been offered at medical provide shops nationwide and on-line at Walmart and Amazon since October 2007.
Consumers must “immediately stop using the recalled bed rails” and get in touch with Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare for a refund, stated the CPSC, which is led by Chairman Alexander Hoehn-Saric.
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare didn’t return FOX Business’ request for remark.