KayserBetten GmbH & Co. KG

Accidents with electrically adjustable carebeds are mainly due to electrical safety faults and failure to comply with safety-related dimensions of the side lattices. (Source: Federal Institute for Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices BfArM)

We, as manufacturers of medical devices, produce our carebeds for children in accordance with the standards of the medical devices guidelines, which are regulated by the German Act on Medical Devices and in accordance with the guidelines for care aids that are specified by the Central Association of Health Insurance Companies.

Compliance with these regulations is tested and monitored by the accredited test laboratory for active and non-active medical devices of BerlinCert Prüf- und Zertifizierungsstelle für Medizinprodukte GmbH (BerlinCert Testing and Certifying Body for Medical Devices) at the Technical University in Berlin.

The following norms apply:

DIN EN 32623:2002
Children’s hospital beds made of metal and plastics

DIN EN 1970:2000
Adjustable beds for disabled persons

DIN EN 60601-2-38:2001
Medical electrical equipment, Section 2-38: specific safety
regulations for electrically operated hospital beds.

DIN EN 60601-1:1996
Medical electrical equipment, Section 1
General safety regulations


Side lattice dimensions

These norms regulate amongst others the adherence to the safety-related dimensions of the side lattices. Here, the limits are defined for all gap widths and spacing of a side lattice to minimise the danger of entrapment.

Another important requirement of this norm is that the locking devices have to be at least
850 mm apart. If this is not possible, e.g. at the head or foot of the bed, the system requires
two consecutive actions, each operating on a different principle. The second action must be dependent on the first action.


1. Unlock the side lattice safeguard (red circle)
2. Pull the locking devices inwards simultaneously

Sicherheit 2017 2

Furthermore, we have developed a hinge system for our doors with which we can reduce the danger of entrapment to a minimum.

sicherheit 15 sicherheit 2
Nip Hinge System

In the interior of the bed, there is no point where fingers can be trapped in the area of the door’s fulcrum.

We use only selected beech wood, high quality fittings from well-known manufacturers and locking mechanisms developed and produced by our company.
Safety of the electrics and surfaceszeb+loew-taschenlampe

The electrical safety of KayserBeds is guaranteed by the following features:

  • Moisture resistance category IPX4 and manufacture of all electrical components in accordance with the guidelines of the German Electrical Technicians Association (VDE)
  • Power cut-off plug. When the hand switch is not activated (power disconnected state) all electrical components of the bed are disconnected from the mains and therefore no electricity is used. Electric and magnetic fields in the bed are prevented.
  • Primary fuse on power plug
  • Maintenance-free DC motors and manual safety switch, low voltage
  • Emergency lowering in the case of power failure

Surfaces

As the only manufacturer of wooden carecots we provide a coating that seals the surfaces for maximum hygiene. Unlike open surfaces (waxed or oiled), this coating protects against liquids and dirt. Conform to the requirements of the norm

DIN 68861, 1B
furniture surfaces, Section 1: Behavviour under chemical exposure.

The surface can be cleaned with common cleaning and disinfection products.
With this, KayserBeds are not only excellent for use at home - they can be used in the clinical field too.

The tests carried out on the paints we use guarantee that there are no health risks in connection with sucking, licking and swallowing parts of the surface coating, based on the following norms:

DIN EN71 Section 3
Toy safety

EN ISO 10993-1:2003
Biological evaluation of medical products

Cytotoxic (“cell toxicity”: toxic effect on a cellular level) biocompatibility testing of the paint by the laboratory for biological safety tests ©CYTOX Erlangen.