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Risk and Safety Information
This product may not be right for you. Always read and follow the “Instructions for Use” and read the “Information Sheet” provided with the LifeVac before use. We also recommend everyone familiarize themselves with the LifeVac by watching the training video which is available on our website https://lifevac.ca/how-it-works/.
The LifeVac is not guaranteed to resuscitate a choking victim.
The LifeVac apparatus is for use on humans only. It should be used only on the face.
LifeVac should only be used for resuscitating a choking victim. Do not use LifeVac if the patient is not choking and is breathing on their own.
Store the LifeVac at room temperature. Do not store in direct sunlight. Avoid storing in environments with extreme heat or cold as it may affect the integrity of the unit.
Based on the mask manufacturers guidelines for the pediatric mask, 10 kg or 22 lbs. (approximately 1 year old) is the recommended minimum weight for a proper fit.
Class I Medical Device authorized for sale by Health Canada (MDEL #7192).
Check masks periodically for deflation and consider mask replacement every 2-3 years.
If you use LifeVac in an emergency, contact us to receive a FREE replacement unit!
I have purchased this from my CPR trainer. It saved my adult disabled sons life today. He was choking on carne asada french fries while I was driving on the freeway. The fries had become this pasty guacamole ball of fries. He was scared and not moving air. He has cerebral pasly and is a spastic quadriplegic. He uses an electric wheelchair and his chair is tied down in the van. If I wouldn’t have had the Lifevac, it would have taken too long to get him out of the van. I would have had to merge to the right hand lane, deploy his ramp, unstrap his wheelchair, turn on his chair, back him out of the van, remove his tray, chest harness, seat belt and shoe straps, just so I could get behind him to do the Heimlich. Instead, it took me SECONDS with the assistance of my other adult son, Phillip (25), who has autism to get the device off of his chair and out of his backpack, put it together, use it and dislodge the pasty ball of french fries. If it wasn’t for lifevac my son Rhett (28) would not be here. I have been asking people for years how I am supposed to help Rhett if he chokes. I can’t reach around his wheelchair to do the Heimlich and he is so fragile and small I would really hurt him. After using this device on Rhett he had some popsicles to help with some soreness and was checked by a doctor to verify he was ok. His recovery was 1 day. Amazing!!!
My other son, Phillip, had recently taken the CPR course with me and received training that included the lifevac. He has some processing issues among multiple other diagnoses, but he understood that his brother was choking and how to help because of his training. So, I believe that many people of different abilities and with some training could use this device to save a life, including their own.
I have heard people talk about the price being steep, but how much is your or your loved ones life worth to you. Plus if the Heimlich is used on you, you may have other hospital bills to help you recover from broken ribs or worse. They will be much more than the price of this awesome device created by this amazing man!
Thank you and Thank god!
I got this device last month to be on the safe side. My sister has down syndrome and is overweight. On top of that, her thyroid issues have always made her more prone to choking. This device makes me feel so much safer about any choking situation that might arise, which she is prone to.
The package comes with a practice device. Its snug and has a ton of suction. Hopefully Ill never need to use it, but I feel like my home is much safer now if I ever do.
My baby almost died tonight and I’m still sick to my stomach over it. LifeVac saved her life. Meadow was sitting in her high chair snacking on an orange when she started choking. I pulled her out and tried back blows, but she only seemed to worsen. I tried the Heimlich but that didn’t help either and what was partial seemed to become a full blockage as she started turning purple. I had my LifeVac on the counter because we bought it about 2 weeks ago. Thank God I was able to dislodge the orange piece and she started to recover. A little voice kept bringing me back the LifeVac, and I’m so glad that I listened and purchased it…. I highly recommend every house have a LifeVac on hand, as well as daycares and schools. I’m soooo thankful to God and LifeVac that my baby is full of life and dancing Moana tonight rather than what could’ve been a dreadful outcome.
Sierra Sanger –
If you don’t own a lifevac PLEASE get one! People can choke at any age, anywhere and at anytime. You all know I have backed this product along side of my good friend Courtney and that is a decision I won’t ever regret. I have a list of many scary incidents involving my children through the years. Even a few choking. Well, yesterday I unfortunately had to add to that list. Zeppelin choked yesterday morning. We weren’t sure what he choked on at the time… he was turning blue. I tried the heimlich twice and nothing. I grabbed our lifevac and with one try it came up. I did call 911 in the midst of the chaos but hung up and just took him myself since we live only a block away from the hospital. He was checked out and had an xray just as a precaution. All is well and I am forever grateful for lifevac, Arthur Lih and Courtney. This product is literally a life saver and I will never go anywhere without one. ?
Thank you so much, my son is still here because I bought your device. Never in a million years did I think I would ever need it.
Sue Stokes –
I highly suggest any parent get this. It literally saved my son’s life this morning. My son was choking on some food, and I tried to do the Heimlich maneuver (I am certified trained to do) which worked for me 3 occasion before, but it did not work at all this time. I rushed and got this LifeVac which I have had for years but never needed to use it. I quickly opened and put it together and laid my son on his side on the floor while he was spazzing and trying to grasp for air (due to his strength and not listening), and put this LifeVac to work. On push and pull was all it took and his bread with peanut butter was flattened and at least 3 inches long came out! (Deep breathe) What a morning and now I’m at work cleaning teeth and trying to keep it together. Its 470 but Damn, it really saved his (Nicholas’s) life this morning!!!!
On August 1, my 6-year-old boy had been counting the money he had just received from the tooth fairy the night before. I went down to the kitchen when suddenly he came running down, unable to breathe and began turning blue. I as a parent have never been so afraid. Before my eyes, my beautiful little boy was choking.
A few months prior I had purchased a LifeVac and although I had hoped to never need it, I am so beyond thankful I had it that day. Without it, the outcome very well could have been tragic. The LifeVac was worth every penny and I highly recommend it to every parent, teacher, or caregiver out there. It truly is a life-saving device. My little boy is proof.
At first, I tried the Heimlich. No success. I got out my LifeVac and immediately my baby was breathing!!! He had swallowed two quarters that had blocked his airway. He is now completely fine and back to his normal goofy self. But without our LifeVac I’m certain this wouldn’t have been possible.
Amarianna Robinson –
Amarianna Robinson, 11 months old (22 pounds) began to choke at her home. The plastic wrapper atop of a pop tart toaster strudel icing package had fallen on the floor and picked up by little Amarianna. The piece of plastic caused a total blockage of her airway. She was gurgling, not able to make a sound, no air moving. The child was immediately turned over and 5 back blows were performed. A finger sweep was then performed. Upon finger sweeping the mouth, a hard obstruction was felt in the back of the throat. It could not be removed. Back blows were again administered but did not remove the plastic piece. Another family member called 911. 911 emergency responders were told that the parent was looking for the rescue suction device that was purchased in case of a choking emergency. Parent was advised not to use anything and wait for the first responders to arrive. Parent had attempted choking protocol and knew she needed to locate the rescue device. She has just returned from a vacation and it was still packed. The child was still conscious when parent located the LifeVac. The child was laid down and the LifeVac was placed on the child. On the 2nd attempt/pull the child vomited and started to cry. The parent sat up the child and did another finger sweep. The obstruction was dislodged into the victim’s mouth where it was removed. The LifeVac successfully removed the jagged piece of plastic thereby saving the child’s life. Fire department arrived 8-12 minutes after 911 was called. Upon arrival to the scene the obstruction had already been removed. First responders checked her vitals, lungs and was given clean bill of health. Firemen was shown the product and expressed to the parent he did not know if choking protocol (the Heimlich or back blows) would have been able to remove this type of obstruction. He mentioned that he will like to get the product.
“I remember it really hit me that she was really choking and this was the end on the third try. That’s when “where’s the LifeVac?” popped in my mind. I tried 2 more times after that and then used the LifeVac.”
LifeVac User –
We just had a major traumatic morning. My daughter apparently gave our son a lemonhead in her bedroom then I hear him start gagging & her asking if he was ok. I rushed to him & he no longer was talking or able to get a breath in. Tears coming from his eyes & snot from the nose was all I was getting. I banged forcefully on his back, nothing, I did Heimlich, nothing. I went to grab my LifeVac device I bought a year or so ago and someone had moved it from the top of my fridge where I always kept it to a cabinet way above. I grabbed a chair in my panic & got the device down and started working on him. He then coughed it up and threw up. We live in the boonies and would be at least 15-20 min before anyone got to us. Parents, let me tell you this is the best $60ish dollars I’ve ever spent. Even if I only ever use it once (hopefully), my kid’s life is worth everything.
Mom’s Testimonial – Charlotte, LifeVac’s 62nd save –
LifeVac’s 62nd life saved! One year old, Charlotte began choking on a leaf she picked up outdoors. Both parents who are CPR certified quickly reacted to the incident. All choking rescue procedures were performed but FAILED! Thankfully they had a LifeVac on hand and her mom used the rescue device to dislodge the leaf from her airway. 💛🧡❤️ This precious little girl was SAVED BY LIFEVAC! Mom’s testimonial:
“We quickly reacted and grabbed her I tried to see what was in her mouth but it was only being pushed down more when I tried to sweep her mouth . My husband tried the Heimlich and hitting her back. I ran and grabbed this pulled three times and it popped out. After all the tears 😭 I was so thankful to have Lifevac on hand. Never in a million years did I think we would have to actually use this device. So glad I saw the add. So glad I listened to the still small voice that said buy it! Even when I almost didn’t because of the price. We can never put a price on a life! Thank you lifevac!!”