Siltex (Australia) Pty Ltd—Disappearing Cotsides (Patent no.544268)

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Product description

Product was manufactured and sold throughout Australia by the company from 1982 to 1998.
The product is a device which is attached to the sides of a bed for the purpose of preventing a person on the bed from falling onto the floor.

Reasons the product is recalled

The Cotsides are made of a flexing mesh. The ability of the mesh to flex in some situations could create a potential risk of entrapment contributing to a risk of suffocation.

The hazards to consumers

Possible entrapment & suffocation.

What consumers should do

Owners and users of the product should immediately cease to use it. They should dispose of and render the product inoperable themselves or contact the company to handle on their behalf. This process will be at the cost of the company.


Siltex (Australia) Pty Ltd

Where the product was sold


Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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