Consumer product recall

Essential Medical Supply - Endurance® Hand Bed Rails recalled due to entrapment and asphyxiation hazards

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Endurance® Hand Bed Rails
Consumer products - Entrapment hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it.

Affected products

This recall involves certain Essential Medical Supply - Endurance® Hand Bed Rails manufactured between October 2006 and December 2021.

The following products are affected:


Model Number

Hand Bed Rail


Hand Bed Rail with Pouch


Hand Bed Rail with Floor Support


Hand Bed Rail with Floor Support with Pouch



When attached to an adult’s bed, users can become entrapped within the bed rail or between the rail and the side of the mattress. This poses a serious entrapment hazard and risk of death by asphyxiation.

As of April 2024, the company has received no reports of incidents in Canada, and no reports of injuries. In the United States, the company has received 3 reports of incidents and 4 reported deaths.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Endurance® Hand Bed Rails and dispose of them.

For more information, consumers can contact Essential Medical Supply by telephone at 800-826-8423 from 8am to 5pm ET, Monday through Friday or online at

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 consumers 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


Number Sold

The company reported that 20 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and 272,000 were sold in the United States.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from October, 2006 to December, 2021.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in Taiwan

Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Consumer products - Household items


Essential Medical Supply


United States

Published by
Health Canada
General public
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