UK – MHRA warns of unsafe counterfeit anti-choking devices

Thousands of counterfeit or unbranded copies of LifeVac anti-choking devices are being sold across the UK. The public is reminded to check their product carefully against the images in MHRA guidance to identify whether it is a counterfeit.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is warning the public not to buy counterfeit or unbranded anti-choking devices as they do not comply with device regulations and could cause harm.

It is estimated that over 10,000 counterfeit or unbranded anti-choking devices, also known as airway clearance devices, choking rescue devices or emergency first aid devices, have been purchased by the public within the last two years based on listings found across online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay, and drop-shipping websites…