CPSC

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.

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.