The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Administration has announced the recall of 1.5 million bed rails that pose a serious entrapment hazard and risk of asphyxiation.

The CPSC reports two deaths already linked to the Medline Bed Assist Bar adult bed rails, which when attached to an adult’s bed, can trap a person within the bed rail or between the bed rail and the side of the mattress.

The deaths occurred in July 2019 and November 2023 and involved a 76-year-old woman at a senior nursing facility in Iowa and an 87-year-old woman at a residential care facility in South Carolina.

The recalled bed rails have model numbers MDS6800BA and MDS6800BAH. The two models are identical, but model MDS6800BA was sold individually and model MDS6800BAH was sold in cases of three units.

The bed rails are made of black metal tubing with a rounded black foam rubber grip handle and a fabric pouch. The name “Medline” and the model number are printed on a label located on the support frame of the bed rail near the vertical portion of the bed rail.

Medline sold about 1.5 million of the recalled bed rails from July 2009 through March 2024 for between $32 and $64.

The recalled bedrails were sold through Medline’s websites, Medline.com and athome.medline.com, major online retailers, including Amazon and Walmart.com, online pharmacies, including CVS.com and Walgreens.com, and online medical supply stores nationwide, including Cascade Healthcare Solutions and Magic Medical.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bed rails and contact Medline for a refund.

Medline may be contacted by phone toll-free at 866-359-1704 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, by email at [email protected], or online at https://recalls.medline.com or https://athome.medline.com and click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.