When we send our loved ones to a nursing home, we want to know that they are being loved, cared for and treated with respect. We want to be able to trust our nursing homes and not constantly worry about our loved one's well-being and whether they're being treated right. Unfortunately, abuse and negligence does happen in nursing homes.
Recently, The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Bed Handles, Inc. announced a second recall of 113,000 portable bed handles. The first recall issued in 2014 noted the safety hazards associated with the bed handles use. However, since then, four deaths and numerous injuries have resulted from use of the product, which can shift out of place if safety straps are not attached. All four deaths occurred due to entrapment between the mattress and bed handles.