Bed handles recalled after three deaths
Hundreds of thousands of adult bed handles are being recalled by Bed Handles Inc. after the product was linked to three deaths, an article by the Kansas City Star reported on May 20.
Bed Handles Inc. is recalling 113,000 bed handles sold from 1994 to 2007 after three women reportedly died from becoming trapped by the handles. The bed handles are used for helping people like the elderly or disabled get in and out of bed.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission explained that bed occupants using the portable handles may get trapped in the gap between the mattress and the handles if the straps used to hold the handles in place aren’t being used. Consumers who use the handles without straps are advised to contact the manufacturer to get a free safety retention strap to secure the handles to the bed frame.
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