Essential Medical Supply Recalls Adult Portable Bed Rails Due to Entrapment and Asphyxia Hazard; One Death Reported

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Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Essential Medical Supply Inc., of Orlando, Florida, are announcing the recall of four models of the company’s Endurance Hand Bed Rails. This recall involves the Hand Bed Rail (model P1410), Hand Bed Rail with Pouch (model P1410-P), Hand Bed Rail with Floor Support (model P1411), and Hand Bed Rail with Floor Support with Pouch (model P1411-P).

One entrapment death has been reported involving the Endurance Hand Bed Rail (model P1410). The death occurred in December 2012 and involved an 86-year-old man at his home in California.

When attached to an adult’s bed, users can become entrapped within the bed rail or between the rail and the side of the mattress. This can lead to serious injuries and death from asphyxiation.

Essential Medical Supply, Inc., sold about 272,000 units of the bed rails at medical supply stores nationwide and online at www.amazon.com and www.walmart.com. The bed rails were sold from October 2006 through December 2021 for between $36 and $98.

The name “Essential Medical Supply, Inc.” and the model number are printed on a label located on the grip handle of the bed rails. They are available in chrome or white tubing, and have black padding on the grip handle. They measure approximately 17 inches to 21 inches high by 20 inches wide.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bed rails. 2015, Essential Medical Supply, Inc. will issue a refund to consumers who have bed rails that were imported or sold after November 1. The amount of the refund will depend on the age of your bed rail. There is no remedy available for older bed rails. Older bed rails purchased between October 2006 & October 2015 must be discarded and removed from the home.

CPSC urges consumers to report any related incidents to the agency at http://www.SaferProducts.gov.

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