Consumer product recall

Carex Bed Support Rail Recalled due to Entrapment and Asphyxiation Hazard

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Summary

Product
Carex Bed Support Rail (Model No. FGP5660 0000)
Issue
Consumer products » Entrapment hazard
What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the products and contact Compass Health Brands for a free repair kit.

Affected products

This recall involves Carex Bed Support Rails. The bed rail consists of a bent tubular metal frame that inserts between the mattress and the box spring, used as a support to help adults get into and out of bed.  It contains an optional strap used to prevent the bed rail from moving and falling when in use.

The Carex adult portable bed rail has a white bent tubular metal frame with a black foam grip. The model number may be identified as FGP56600 0000 or P566.

Issue

Users of the recalled products can become entrapped between the mattress and the support rail if the retention strap is not properly installed or within the rails of the product, which can lead to serious injury or death by asphyxia.

As of December 6, 2021, the company has not received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada and has received 3 reports of fatalities and no other reports of incidents or injuries in the USA.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Compass Health Brands for a free repair kit.

For more information, consumers may contact Compass Health Brands by telephone toll-free at 1-888-571-2710 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT Monday to Friday, by email at railrecall@compasshealthbrands.com.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that approximately 99 units of the affected Carex Bed Support Rails (Model No. FGP56600 0000) were sold in Canada.

Time Period Sold

The recalled Carex product was sold from November 2012 through September 2021 in Canada from Compass Health Brands.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in China

Details
Original published date: 2021-12-08
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer product » Specialized Products
Companies

Exporter

Compass Health Brands

Middleburg Heights

Ohio

UNITED STATES

 

Manufacturer

Valentine International, Ltd.

Hsichih City, Taipei

CHINA

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-63599