Medline Industries is recalling 1.5 million portable bed rails

The company has received reports of two suffocation deaths

Medline Industries is recalling 1.5 million adult portable bed rails because of what is described as a “serious entrapment and asphyxia hazard.” So far, two deaths have been reported.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says that when the recalled bed rails are attached to an adult’s bed, users can become entrapped within the bed rail or between the bed rail and the side of the mattress. 

Medline has received two reports of entrapment deaths associated with the Bed Assist Bars. The deaths occurred in July 2019 and November 2023 and involved a 76-year-old woman at a senior nursing facility in Iowa and an 87-year-old woman at a residential care facility in South Carolina. 

The recalled bed rails have model numbers MDS6800BA and MDS6800BAH. The two models are identical, but model MDS6800BA was sold individually and model MDS6800BAH was sold in cases of three units.

The bed rails are made of black metal tubing with a rounded black foam rubber grip handle and a fabric pouch. The name “Medline” and the model number are printed on a label located on the support frame of the bed rail near the vertical portion of the bed rail.

Medline sold about 1.5 million of the recalled bed rails from July 2009 through March 2024 for between $32 and $64.

The recalled bedrails were sold through Medline’s websites, and, major online retailers, including Amazon and, online pharmacies, including and, and online medical supply stores nationwide, including Cascade Healthcare Solutions and Magic Medical. They were manufactured in China.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bed rails and contact Medline for a refund.

CPSC urges consumers to report any related incidents to the agency at

Consumers with questions may contact Medline toll-free at 866-359-1704 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, by email at, or online at or and click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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