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Another company recalls adult portable bed rails after three die from suffocation

Compass Health Brands Recalls Adult Portable Bed RailsCompass Health Brands is recalling about 104,900 portable bed rails in the United States and 110 in Canada.

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.

This recall involves the Carex brand Bed Support Rail, model P566, and the Carex brand Easy Up 2-in-1 Bed Rail, model P569, sold between 2012 and 2021.

Compass has received three reports of entrapment deaths associated with the Bed Support Rail, model P566, which occurred between April 2014 and June 2020. The deaths included an 85-year-old man at an assisted living facility in Ohio; an 84-year-old woman at her home in California; and an 88-year-old woman at an assisted living facility in Washington state.

In each incident, the bed rail wasn’t securely attached to the bed and the user became entrapped between the bed rail and the mattress.

Compass Health Brands hasn’t received any reports of entrapment incidents involving the Easy Up 2-in-1 Bed Rail, model P569.

The name “Carex” and the model number are printed on a label on the bottom of the rails.

The Bed Support Rail has white metal rails with black foam grip and measures about 35-inches high and 20-inches wide.

The Easy Up 2-in-1 Bed Rail has a dark brown metal support rail with black foam grips and a dark brown metal bed rail. The support rail measures about 21-inches high and 17-inches wide, and the bed rail measures about 20-inches high and 30-inches wide.

Compass Health Brands sold the recalled bed rails at medical supply stores nationwide and online at,, and The bed rails were sold from November 2012 through December 2021. The cost was between $22 and $80.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bed rails and contact Compass Health Brands for a repair kit for the Bed Support Rail or a refund for the Easy Up 2-in-1 Bed Rail, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise. 

The CPSC urges consumers to report any related incidents to the agency at

For more information, call 888-571-2710 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page or go to


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