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Drive initiates voluntary recall for bed rails

December 7, 2021HME News Staff

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...

Bed Rails, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, voluntary recall

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Bed rails under new scrutiny

January 11, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - A recent New York Times article shone a bright light on the dangers associated with bed rails: the injuries and deaths (36,000 and 150, respectively, from 2003 through May of 2012), and the lack of oversight on manufacturers. On the heels of that article, Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., called on several government agencies to form a national task force dedicated to better addressing the regulation and oversight of bed systems and bed rails. Here's what Phil Cunningham, business manager...

Bed Rails, Invacare, Phil Cunningham

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