The end-cap of the training valve can detach in a person’s mouth while being used during CPR training, posing a choking hazard.
Work ‘N Leisure at 800-884-9629 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.wnlproducts.com and click on “Practi-VALVE Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.
This recall involves Practi-VALVES that are used to practice mouth-to-mouth resuscitation/CPR. The trainee connects the blue plastic air valve to a plastic mask, places it over the dummy’s mouth and blows through the valve to fill the dummy’s lungs with air. “WNL Products” is printed in white on the valves. This recall only involves valves in Lot 3197. “Lot 3197” is printed on the packaging. The valves measure 2.75 inches long by 1 inch wide and are disposable.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled valves and contact Work ‘N Leisure to return the valves for free replacements.
The firm has received three reports of the end-caps of the valves detaching from the Practi-Valve into consumers’ mouths or throats during CPR training.
Work ‘N Leisure Products Inc., of Holliston, Mass.
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