Bedrails

State: Nursing home's neglect led to resident's bed-rail suffocation

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Minnesota officials have blamed the operators of a 94-bed nursing home for the death of a resident who suffocated when her head was trapped between a mattress and a grab bar.

Bedrail deaths could fuel ban

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission is accepting comments until Aug. 5 on a petition calling for a total ban on adult portable bed rails. The commission merged two petitions from a vast array of consumer interest groups before publishing notice in the Federal Register in early June.