Yes, the Firesafe Cannula Valve is available for sale in the United States and is a Class 1 medical device registered with the FDA. Please see this link to locate a distributor
A firebreak will not prevent a fire from starting in the oxygen tubing or delivery accessory (mask or nasal cannula). It is therefore important that there is no relaxation of any other risk controls applied to reduce the risk of fire. What a firebreak is intended to do is to extinguish a fire that tracks back … Read more
The Firesafe™ Cannula Valve has an intended life of 5 years from the date of manufacture. The date of manufacture is laser engraved on the side of the device. A device should be replaced when the 5 year intended life has elapsed. If any Firesafe™ product appears damaged it should be replaced.
It is important to use the preferred connectors when assembling the Firesafe™ Cannula Valve into an oxygen delivery circuit. The international standard (ISO 13544-2 – Respiratory Therapy Tubing and Connectors) prescribes exact dimensions for the barb connector on ‘male’ oxygen therapy connectors. The corresponding ‘female’ flexible connectors (or ‘trumpet connectors’) have been designed by patient … Read more
We recommend two firebreaks are installed. The first should be close to the patient e.g. at the interface to a nasal cannula with a very short or no extension tubing. The second should be placed close to the source of supply.
The UK Trade Tariff Commodity code is 9019 20 000 (Ozone therapy, oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, artificial respiration or other therapeutic respiration apparatus).
We have published a white paper based on statistics kindly provided to us under the UK Freedom of Information Act, information from the US national Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Maine Study in the US. To obtain a copy of the whitepaper, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Do you have any facts and figures/statistics about the number … Read more
Firesafe™ Cannula Valves are available in boxes of 100 units, which comprise 5 bags of 20 in each box. Only multiples are 100 are available, part number 827-2001. Please note that bags of 20 are marked with part number 827-0004 but these cannot be purchased from BPR Medical. Firesafe™ Nozzles are available in blister packs … Read more
Firesafe™ Cannula Valves and Firesafe™ Nozzles should be installed downstream (of the normal oxygen flow), between the humidifier and the patient. There are no other particular or special requirements when fitting Firesafe™ Cannula Valves/Firesafe™ Nozzles in an oxygen circuit with a cold water bubble humidifier.
The Firesafe™ Cannula Valve and Firesafe™ Nozzle have been carefully designed to minimise resistance to the flow of oxygen. Considering the worst case – an oxygen concentrator with a non-backpressure compensated flowmeter calibrated at atmospheric pressure. If two Firesafe™ valves were installed in series, at an oxygen flow of 5 l/min, the actual oxygen flow … Read more