Call for portable bed rail ban renewed after deaths

A long-term care consumer watchdog group has renewed its call for a permanent ban of adult portable bed rails in long-term care settings

June 5, 2014

A long-term care consumer watchdog group has renewed its call for a permanent ban of adult portable bed rails in long-term care settings, according to an article on the McKnight's website.

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care renewed it's call for the ban after the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled bed handles linked to three deaths. 

The CPSC also launched a “Senior Safety Initiative” that includes a focus on bed rails. It deferred action for a year on the petitions asking for mandatory rules and pledged to continue drafting voluntary standards. 

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