To reduce entrapment-related risks, the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a new mandatory federal safety standard for adult portable bed rails. The standard will become effective in mid to late August 2023, 30 days after its publication in the Federal Register. All adult portable bed rails manufactured after that date must meet mandatory performance requirements and test procedures that incorporate by reference the voluntary ASTM International (ASTM) F3186-17, Standard Specification for Adult Portable Bed Rails and Related Products, with modifications.