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Work ‘N Leisure Recalls Air Valves Used in CPR Training Due to Choking Hazard

  • Recalled Work ‘N Leisure Practi-Valve
  • Location of the lot number on Work ‘N Leisure Practi-Valve 50/bag
  • Location of the lot number on Work ‘N Leisure Practi-Valve 10/bag
Name of Product:
Training valves
Hazard:

The end-cap of the training valve can detach in a person’s mouth while being used during CPR training, posing a choking hazard.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
November 23, 2016
Units:
About 10,000
Consumer Contact

Work ‘N Leisure at 800-884-9629 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at john@wnlproducts.com or online at www.wnlproducts.com and click on “Practi-VALVE Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

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.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled valves and contact Work ‘N Leisure to return the valves for free replacements.

Incidents/Injuries:

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.

Sold At

Online at Amazon.com and wnlproducts.com and in the following catalogs: Channing Bete Company, CPR Savers & First Aid Supply, Emergency Medical Products, MCR Medical Supply, NASCO, School Health Company, School Nurse Supply and World Point ECC from July 2016 through September 2016 for about $12 for a 10 pack of valves and about $50 for a 50 pack of valves.  The valves were sold separately from the mask.

Manufacturer(s):

Ningbo Sifang Medical Corp., of China

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Work ‘N Leisure Products Inc., of Holliston, Mass.

Recall number:
17-035
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