Product Recall: Stop Using These Bed Rails
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned customers against using certain adult portable bed rails.
The CPSC urges consumers to stop using the 285,000 bed rails manufactured and sold by two companies during the following years: Mobility Transfer Systems Inc. between 1992 and 2021 and Metal Tubing USA Inc. in 2021 and 2022.
Adult portable bed rails reduce the risk of falling, but they also introduce the risk of asphyxia. The recalls were issued after deaths were reported.
“CPSC evaluated the bed rails and found that consumers can become entrapped between the bed rail and mattress, or within portions of the bed rail itself, leading to asphyxia,” the CPSC said in a statement.
“These bed rails have been sold online at Walmart.com, MedontheGo.com, soymedical.com, bpimedicalsupply.com, sonomasurgical.com, and other online retailers for around $80 to $100. The products have also been found for sale on secondary sites, such as eBay.com.”
Consumers can identify the model number of their adult portable bed rail “on a white label located on the bottom of the handle,” the independent federal agency said.