Tuesday June 3, 2014
Adult Portable Bed Handles Recalled by Bed Handles Inc.
Due to Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards; Three Deaths
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
(CPSC) and Bed Handles Inc., of Blue Springs, Mo., are announcing
the voluntary recall of about 113,000 adult portable bed handles.
When attached to an adult's bed without the use of safety retention
straps, the handle can shift out of place creating a dangerous gap
between the bed handle and the side of the mattress. This poses a
serious risk of entrapment, strangulation and
Three women died after becoming entrapped between the mattress
and the bed handles. They include an elderly woman, age unknown,
who died in an Edina, Minn. assisted living facility; a 41-year-old
disabled woman who died in a Renton, Wash. adult family home; and
an 81-year-old woman who died in a Vancouver, Wash. managed care
The recall involves adult portable bed handles sold by Bed
Handles Inc. from 1994 through 2007 that do not have safety
retention straps to secure the bed handle to the bed frame to keep
the bed handle from shifting out of place and creating a dangerous
gap. Recalled models include the Original Bedside Assistant®
(BA10W), the Travel Handles™ (BA11W) which is sold as a set of two
bed handles, and the Adjustable Bedside Assistant® (AJ1).
For more information, including contact information and a photo
of the Bed Handles click on the attachment below.