As a concerned Tampa defective product attorney, Bryan Caulfield wants to keep consumers and clients informed of important recalls.
In May, 2014, the adult portable bed handles by Bed Handles, Inc. were recalled due to problems with entrapment and strangulation that have caused three deaths to this point. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bed Handles, Inc. announced the voluntary recall (number 14-185) for this product, which sites this hazard:
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 serious risk of entrapment, strangulation and death.
Approximately 113,000 units manufactured and sold from 1994 until the end of 2007 are included in the recall. The names of the recalled units include:
- Original Bedside Assistant® (BA10W)
- Travel Handles™ (BA11W)
- Adjustable Bedside Assistant® (AJ1)
The portable bed handles were sold by home health care retail stores, drug or pharmacy stores and medical equipment retailers across the nation. Additionally, these products were sold in home and health care catalogs. The original cost was $95 – $110.
Immediate Actions for Recalled Adult Portable Bed Handles
If you use any of the named products, you should stop using the recalled bed handles immediately. If you or someone you love has been injured by one of these recalled items, you may contact Bryan Caulfield who is a skilled defective product attorney in Tampa to seek the legal guidance you need. To obtain free safety retention straps for the recalled product, you can contact Bed Handles, Inc. The straps can be secured to the secured to the BA10W, BA11W and the AJ1 models to prevent entrapment and strangulation. Bed Handles, Inc. will also send new assembly and installation instructions with the straps. Do not use any of the listed models without the retention straps securely in place to prevent a gap.
Tampa Defective Product Attorney
Attorney Bryan Caulfield will protect your rights and interest through the defective product legal claim if you or a loved one has suffered injury or even death due to the recalled adult portable bed handles.Contact us today to seek the compensation you need and deserve.