What's the Problem?
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (1.), this recall affects 4 models of Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare’s adult portable bed rails:
|Model||Product||Product as Sold on Amazon:||Dimensions|
|15064||Bed Assist Handle||Home Bed Assist Handle||About 21 inches high and 12 inches wide|
|15062||Bed Assist Rail with Folding Board||Home Bed Assist Grab Rail with Bed Board||About 23 inches high and 12 inches wide|
|RTL15073||Home Bed Assist Handle||Home Bed Assist Handle||About 13-17 inches high (adjustable) and 19 inches wide|
|RTL15063-ADJ||Home Bed Assist Handle||Adjustable Height Home Bed Assist Handle||About 15-20 inches high (adjustable) and 20 inches wide|
"Drive has received two reports of entrapment deaths associated with two of its Bed Assist Handle bed rails (models 15064 and RTL15073)," CPSC said. "The deaths occurred in February 2011 and February 2015, and involved a 93-year-old woman at her home in California, and a 92-year-old man at an assisted living facility in Canada. 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 recalled bed rails were sold online and at medical supply stores nationwide from October 2007 through December 2022 for between $30 and $80. The name “Drive” and the model number are printed on a label located on the product’s metal tubing.
The rails are made of steel tubing either in white or chrome. Models RTL15063-ADJ and RTL15073 include black non-slip padding on the grip handle and under-bed frame. Model 15062 features a wooden under-bed board attached to the grip handle.
If you purchased any bed rails that are affected by this recall, you should stop using them immediately and contact Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare to receive a full refund.
This recall began on December 6, 2022.
The CPSC Recall Number for these products is 22-025.
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