Philadelphia personal injury attorneys from Messa & Associates, P.C. alert readers of the recent recall of portable bed handles by Bed Handles, Inc. The voluntary recall issued by the Missouri company is regarding 113,000 adult portable bed handles. When the handles are 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 gap poses a serious risk of entrapment, strangulation, and death.
So far, three deaths have been reported. An elderly woman of unknown age died in an assisted living facility in Edina, Minnesota, a 41-year-old disabled woman died in a Renton, Washington adult family home, and an 81-year-old woman died in a managed care facility in Vancouver, Washington.
The L-shaped handles in question were sold from 1994 through 2007. 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). The handles are intended to assist adults with getting in and out of bed by giving them a bar to grip. The handles were sold by home health care, drug, and medical equipment stores nationwide and in home and health care catalogs from 1994-2007. The manufacturer reminds consumers to immediately discontinue use of the bed handles that were sold without safety retention straps. For free safety retention straps that will secure the bed handles to the frame of the bed and information on assembly and installation, contact Bed Handles, Inc. by calling 1-800-725-6903. Representatives are available to help you Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, central time. You can also visit them online at http://bedhandles.com/recall.html.
The Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Messa & Associates are experienced at handling personal injury cases involving defective products. Our extremely skilled team of personal injury attorneys and medical experts is dedicated to ensuring you receive proper compensation for your personal injuries. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury as a result of dangerous or defective bed handles, another defective product, or any other type of personal injury, contact the personal injury attorneys of Messa & Associates for a free consultation. Call toll free at 1-877-MessaLaw, or submit a free online inquiry.
Joseph L. Messa, Jr. is the founding partner of Messa & Associates, P.C. He is an AV-rated attorney (highest rating available), listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Read More