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Stander, Inc. Supports Public Citizens' Push for Stricter Safety Policies

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 General News J E 4
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LOGAN, Utah, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to emphasize the importance of safety in the design and production of senior home care products, Stander is commenting on a petition delivered to the Food and Drug Administration by Public Citizens, a consumer advocacy group representing more than 225,000 members and supporters nationwide. The petition calls for the immediate recall of defective products and stricter regulatory policies to ensure safer products in the future.

The petition was filed on May 4, 2011 in response to claims that Bed Handles, Inc. has produced several products that have led to multiple fatalities. "Data previously provided to the FDA demonstrates that these devices can turn a bed into a death trap for patients who are physically weak or have physical or mental impairments," said Dr. Michael Carome, deputy director of Public Citizens' Health Research Group.

Jan Miller, CEO and founder of Stander, Inc., said a call to action was necessary: "Our core belief is that our products should not only provide physical aid, but also an emotional comfort that you or your loved ones are safe when using Stander mobility devices."

Stander has produced a number of award-winning bed rails that have set a standard in the market for safety. "We have gone to great lengths in the development of our bed rails in order to ensure that accidents like this can't happen with our products," said Brandon Birch, Chief Operating Officer at Stander. "We believe that other manufactures should be doing the same."

For more information about Stander's commitment to safer products and their future plans with Public Citizens, please contact:

Brandon BirchCOO, Stander, Inc.435.755.0453brandon@stander.com

Since 1997, Stander has been committed to making the very best in home safety products for seniors. Inspired by CEO Jan Miller's Grandma Essie, products were specifically designed to meet the needs of loved ones, while still having an aesthetic appeal. With over 30 innovative products behind them, Standers strives to create new products every year, enhancing their reputation as innovators in mobility solutions and helping you rest assured knowing you or your loved one will be kept safe.

This press release was issued through eReleases(R).  For more information, visit eReleases Press Release Distribution at http://www.ereleases.com.

SOURCE Stander, Inc.

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