Safety Alert Number 0902228


Important Safety Message Regarding
Oxygen Cylinder and Regulator Seals

FDA and NIOSH are alerting healthcare professionals that incorrect use of certain seals in oxygen regulators can result in fires
and are recommending an important precaution to avoid such fires. The link below will take you to a video from NIOSH and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The information concerns
the proper use and possible misuse of the seal provided for placement between the Oxygen regulator and the Oxygen cylinder. Please review the information with first responders and EMS personnel that would be likely to change Oxygen cylinders and
Oxygen regulators. Improper use or misuse of the seal may result in injury or death to emergency personnel.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCyy9yJ0I4E