Adult portable bed rails recalled after two reported entrapment deaths

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Recalled Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Home Bed Assist Handle (RTL15063-ADJ)
Source: CPSC

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRPROUD) — Four different models of adult portable bed rails have been recalled after two reported entrapment deaths.

The product poses a hazard when attached to a bed as users can become entrapped within the bed rail or between the rail and side of the mattress, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). About 496,100 units have been recalled by Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Port of Washington, NY, and CPSC.

The entrapment deaths of a 93-year-old woman in California and a 92-year-old man in Canada were reported to Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare. The deaths happened in February 2011 and February 2015, according to CPSC.

Recalled models:

ModelProductProduct as Sold on Amazon:Dimensions 
15064Bed Assist Handle Home Bed Assist HandleAbout 21 inches high and 12 inches wide
15062Bed Assist Rail with Folding BoardHome Bed Assist Grab Rail with Bed BoardAbout 23 inches high and 12 inches wide
RTL15073Home Bed Assist Handle Home Bed Assist HandleAbout 13-17 inches high (adjustable) and 19 inches wide
RTL15063-ADJHome Bed Assist HandleAdjustable Height Home Bed Assist HandleAbout 15-20 inches high (adjustable) and 20 inches wide
Source: CPSC

From CPSC:

“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.”

These products were sold nationwide at medical supply stores, Amazon.com, and Walmart.com from October 2007 through December 2021.

CPSC urges consumers to immediately stop using these models of bed rails and contact Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare for a refund.

Related incidents can be reported to CPSC at www.SaferProducts.gov.

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