Bed Handles Inc., in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled more than 100,000 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 risk of entrapment, strangulation and death.
To this date, three women died after they became entrapped between the bed handle and the mattress.
Included in this recall are three models of adult portable bed handles that were sold from 1994 through 2007 that don’t have retention straps that are needed to secure bed handles to the bed frame to keep the bed handle from moving which results in a dangerous gap.
The models recalled are: 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).
Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled bed handles that were sold without safety retention straps and to contact Bed Handles to receive free safety retention straps. For more information consumers should contact the company by calling (800) 725-6903.