Essential Medical Supply again recalls adult portable bed rails

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Users can become trapped between the rail and the side of the mattress.

Essential Medical Supply of Orlando, Fla., is reannouncing the recall of about 272,00 Endurance Hand Bed Rails.

Users can become trapped within the bed rail or between the rail and the side of the mattress, posing a risk of death by asphyxiation.

The previous recall was issued in December 2021, following the entrapment death of an 86-year-old man in California, reportedly from the Endurance Hand Bed Rail (model P1410).

Since then, two additional entrapment deaths have been reported. In December 2022, an 86-year-old man died at an assisted living facility in Connecticut, and in August 2023, a 99-year-old man died at his home in California.

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).

The name “Essential Medical Supply, Inc.” and the model number are printed on a label located on the grip handle of the bed rails.

The rails are made of either chrome or white metal tubing and include black padding on the grip handle and under-bed frame. They measure approximately 17 inches to 21 inches high by 20 inches wide.

Only bed rails that do not have model numbers ending in “R” are included in this recall.

The bed rails were sold at at medical supply stores nationwide and online at www.amazon.com and www.walmart.com from October 2006, through December 2021, for between $36 and $98.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bed rails and contact Essential Medical Supply to receive a full refund.

The firm is only providing refunds on bed rail models sold or imported on or after November 1, 2015.

The amount of the refund will be pro-rated based on the age of the bed rail.

Consumers may contact Essential Medical Supply at (800) 826-8423 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at https://www.essentialmedicalsupply.com/important-safety-information for more information.

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