Hill-Rom has received notice that a side rail of a Völker™ 2080 bed lowered unintentionally and abruptly when a patient leaned over the side rail with his full body weight. We evaluated the potential risk and determined a likelihood of occurrence less than 9/100,000 units or 0.009%. Hill-Rom would like to remind users of the bed rails of Völker™ 2080, 2082, S 280 and S 282 beds with lateral release buttons for the side rails of the proper use of side rails. If a patient needs to exit the bed, please make sure the side rails are fully lowered and do not directly load the rail with the full patient weight. 

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