496100 armrest elevators have been urgently recalled, resulting in 2 deaths!

2023-09-15
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Author:Yu Xiaoying
Source: ennews

Recently,Consumer Product Safety Commission of the United StatesCPSCAnnouncement of recallDrive DeVilbiss Healthcare offers four bedside armrest risers.

 

This type of product is mainly used in conjunction with beds. The user can embed the armrest lifting device under the mattress to facilitate bedridden mobility, such as elderly people getting on and off the bed.


 B2b496100 armrest elevators have been urgently recalled, resulting in 2 deaths!


Search on Amazon America'Bed Assist Handles' pops up with 191 results; Search for 'Bed Assist Rail' and 150 results will appear.

 

Google Trends shows that in the pastIn the past 5 years, the search trend for "Bed Assist Rail" in the United States has been relatively stable, but the popularity has not been very high.

 

Based on the search results of both Amazon and Google trends, the bedside armrest riser is a non seasonal product and not a popular one.

 

However, this does not mean that it does not have a certain market space. United States Administration for Aging Affairs(AoA pointed out in the report "2020 Overview of Elderly People in the United States" that,in the U.S.,In 2019, the population aged 65 and above was 54.1 million,As a percentage of the total population16%,that isexceedYesOne seventh of Americans,reachIn 2024, this proportion is expected to reach 21.6%.

 

As the number of elderly people increases, their demand for products such as bedside armrests, adult diapers, and crutches will also increase. But at the same time, it should be noted that,'Revitalization' does not only mean that some elderly people's mentality may become childish, but also means that their bodies become fragile and require more care.

 

The reason for this product recall is that when connected to the bed, users may be trapped between the armrest riser and the side of the mattress. This poses a serious risk of crushing and suffocation. The reason for being recalled usually occurs in baby products. In fact, when manufacturing products that serve the elderly, it is also necessary to pay attention to the issue of preventing pinch injuries and suffocation.

 

It is understood that,From October 2007 to December 2021,Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare sold about 496100 handrails on Amazon and Wal Mart for $30 to $80.

 

Sadly,at presentDrive DeVilbiss Healthcare has received two reports of death due to clamping of the armrest riser.Two fatalities occurred separatelyIn February 2011 and February 2015, a 93 year old woman from California and a 92 year old man from an assisted living facility in Canada were involved.

 

The editor searched for other brands of bedside armrest risers on Amazon America and found that many users also mentioned this issue, which is that the armrest risers may get stuck in the head or limbs.

 

For the elderly, there is a need for wake-up aids. But how to improve and upgrade this may require sellers to leverage their own small universe.

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