FDA update on Vail Beds

Nurses Medications


The following is from the FDA and is an update on the Vail Beds:

MedWatch - The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program

Vail Products is permanently ceasing the manufacture, sale and distribution

of all Vail enclosed bed systems, and will no longer be available to provide

accessories, replacement parts, or retrofit kits. On June 23 and 24, 2005,

revised instruction manuals and warning labels were mailed to customers with

Vail 500, Vail 1000 or Vail 2000 enclosed bed systems. The revised manuals

include new warnings, precautions, and instructions for use. FDA is advising

hospitals, nursing homes and consumers who have a Vail enclosed bed system

to stop using it and move the patient to an alternate bed. Consumers who are

using Vail beds at home can consult with their physicians about other


Read the complete MedWatch 2005 Safety Summary, including a link to the

Public Health Notification, at:


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