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Portable bed handles recalled due to strangulation hazards

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Posted at 10:45 AM, May 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-21 10:45:53-04

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bed Handles Inc., of Blue Springs, Mo., are announcing the voluntary recall of about 113,000 adult portable bed handles.

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, according to the CPSC.

Three women died after becoming entrapped between the mattress and the bed handles.

Click here to read the complete report from the CPSC.