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Drive initiates voluntary recall for bed rails

Drive initiates voluntary recall for bed rails

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare have announced a voluntary recall of four different models of its bed assist handles and bed assist adult portable bed rails. 

Drive has received two reports of entrapment deaths associated with two of its bed assist handle bed rails (models 15064 and RTL15073). 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,” according to a release from the CPSC. 

The voluntary recall affects about 496,100 units in the United States, as well as 68,000 units in Canada and 119 units in Mexico, that were sold at medical supply stores nationwide and online at and  

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bed rails and contact Drive DeVilbiss at 877-467-3099 to receive a full refund, according to the CPSC. 


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