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

the end-cap of the valves could potentially detach in a person's mouth while being used during CPR training

Work 'N Leisure Recalls Air Valves Used in CPR Training Due to Choking Hazard
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November 28, 2016

Work 'N Leisure is recalling 10,000 air valves used in CPR training. The end-cap of the valves could detach in a person's mouth while being used during CPR training, posing a choking hazard.

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.

To date, 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.

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

The recalled products were sold online at Amazon.com and wnlproducts.com, as well as 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.

For further information about this recall, contact Work 'N Leisure at (800) 884-9629.