Stop Using Unsafe Portable Bed Rails Immediately, National Safety Commission Warns

An advisory issued in June warns people against using a series of adult portable bed rail models after at least three people — including one in a nursing home and another in an assisted living facility — were entangled in them and died of asphyxia. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission named the following 10 models of Mobility Transfer Systems adult portable bed rails in which it says users may become trapped, resulting in serious injury or death: Freedom Grip (model 501) Freedom Grip Plus (model 502) Freedom Grip Travel (model 505) Reversible Slant Rail (model 600) Transfer Handle (model 2025) Easy Continue Reading