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It has been identified that the Band 1 List and Simple List Basic Standard Bed Lever have potential risk for head entrapment. These models will no longer be supplied by accessible (or Enable).
Recommendations propose that this risk is reduced/eliminated with the use of a three-bar design or a narrower equivalent with the use of a mattress strap/cleat. In conjunction with the Ministry and ACC, these recommendations have been accepted nationally by accessible (and Enable).
The Band and Simple lists have been updated with the Bed Lever Narrow option. There may be some delay in providing the three-bar design as demand may exceed manufacturing capacity at this time – this option will be added early in 2019 on OCO.
Responsibility for risk assessment to determine the suitability of the equipment and correct fitting instructions remains with the clinician.