Drive DeVilbiss Bed Assist Handles & Bed Rails


Drive DeVilbiss Adult Bed Handles & Rails Recall [US, Canada & Mexico]

Click to enlarge image

US FlagCanada FlagMexico FlagUS/Washington, Canada/Ottawa & Mexico/Mexico City: Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare recalls approximately 564,219 Adult Bed Assist Handles and Adult Bed Assist Rails (an estimated US 496,100 in the US, 68,000 in Canada and 119 in Mexico) due to suspected failure to comply with the US voluntary standard ASTM F3186-17 for adult portable bed rails and consequential risks of entrapment, asphyxiation, respiratory collapse, cardiac system collapse and death, all serious health and safety hazards requiring immediate medical intervention to minimize pain and suffering as well as prevent life-altering injury or death.

CPSC: http://ht.ly/IanO30s3fYV; HCSC: http://ht.ly/x8ZQ30s3fYM; PROFECO: unlisted;

Direct US link: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2022/Drive-DeVilbiss-Healthcare-Recalls-Adult-Portable-Bed-Rails-After-Two-Deaths-Entrapment-and-Asphyxiation-Hazards

Direct Canada link: https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/home-bed-assist-handles-recalled-due-potential-entrapment-hazard

Direct Mexico link: unlisted

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves four (4) different models of Bed Assist Handles and Bed Assist Rail Adult Portable Bed Rails, as follows:

  • Drive DeVilbiss Bed Assist Handles and sold on Amazon.com as Home Bed Assist Handle measuring about 21 inches high and 12 inches wide with an item designation of 15064
  • Drive DeVilbiss Bed Assist Rails with Folding Board and sold on Amazon.com as Home Bed Assist Grab Rail with Bed Board measuring about 23 inches high and 12 inches wide with an item designation of 15062
  • Drive DeVilbiss Home Bed Assist Handles and sold on Amazon.com as Home Bed Assist Handle measuring about 13-17 inches high (adjustable) and 19 inches wide with an item designation of RTL15073
  • Drive DeVilbiss Home Bed Assist Handles and sold on Amazon.com as Adjustable Height Home Bed Assist Handle measuring about 15-20 inches high (adjustable) and 20 inches wide with an item designation of RTL15063-ADJ

==> No barcodes, UPCs, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

The brand name, “Drive” and the model number are printed on a label located on the product’s metal tubing. The recalled Rails are made of steel tubing either in white or chrome finishes. Models RTL15063-ADJ and RTL15073 include black non-slip padding on the Grip Handle and under-bed frame. Model 15062 features a Wooden Under-Bed Board attached to the grip handle.

According to the CPSC, when attached to an adult’s bed, users of these products can become entrapped within the Bed Rail or between the Rail and the side of the Mattress. This poses a serious entrapment hazard and risk of death by asphyxiation.

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has received two (2) reports of entrapment deaths associated with two of its Bed Assist Handle Bed Rails (models 15064 and RTL15073). The deaths occurred in February 2011 and February 2015, and involved a 93-year-old woman at her home in California, and a 92-year-old man at an assisted living facility in Canada. In both incidents, the Bed Rails were not securely attached to the bed and the person became entrapped between the product and their mattress.

Proposed Remedy:
If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Drive DeVilbiss Adult Bed Assist Handles and/or Rails, please do not use them. Instead, kindly contact Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare to receive a full refund.

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”), Health Canada (“HCSC”) and Mexico’s PROFECO.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat entrapment, asphyxiation, respiratory collapse and/or cardiac system collapse.

___________________________________________________________

US CDC Coronavirus Tips___________________________________________________________

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare toll-free at 1-877-467-3099 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at http://www.drivemedical.com and click on “Important Safety Information” at the top of the page or at http://www.recallrtr.com/bedhandles.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Asphyxiation hazards, please search for “asphyxiation” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Entrapment hazards, please search for “entrapment” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Death hazards, please search for “death” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, please search for “Drive DeVilbiss” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

Don’t miss a recall, warning or alert!
==> Get these notifications sent to you automatically! To subscribe to our free Auto-Alert™ service, just use the sign-up box in the upper left-hand corner of this page. Don’t worry, we won’t sell your name or contact details and you can cancel anytime. No problem!

___________________________________________________________

More information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 22-025
HCSC ID number: RA-63560
PROFECO alert number: unlisted
Recalls Direct RIN: 15239-2021
Want to read more about this recall?

==> Please click on the links above to visit the originating site.
Want to read more about other recalls?
==> Please click on the links below.

General information:
More recalls? Back to the main Recalls Direct page:
==> http://www.RecallsDirect.com/
About the Recalls Direct service:
==> http://wp.me/P2bVty-2
Visit the Living Safely site:
==> http://www.LivingSafely.org/
Report an unsafe product you purchased in the United States [external: new window opens]:
==> https://www.saferproducts.gov/CPSRMSPublic/Incidents/ReportIncident.aspx
Search for a recalled product on the US CPSC Web site [external: new window opens]:
==> https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/
Report an unsafe product you purchased in Canada [external: new window opens]:
==> http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/advisories-avis/incident/index-eng.php
Search for a recalled product on the Health Canada Web site [external: new window opens]:
==> http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/index-eng.php

We welcome your feedback:
Want to e-mail or share this recall?
==> Simply use the “Share this” options below.
Is this recall relevant to you? Please let us know!
==> Click on the “Like” button below.
E. & O. E.

___________________________________________________________

 

 

%d bloggers like this: