Adult Bed Rails

Safety commission weighs petitions for total bed-rail ban, seeks input

Safety commission weighs petitions for total bed-rail ban, seeks input

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission has merged two petitions calling for a total ban on adult bed rails and will accept comments on the matter through Aug. 5, according to an entry in Tuesday's Federal Register. The requests cite CPSC data showing 155 bed rail-related fatalities between 2003 and 2012, which occurred in private homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospices.