NEWS – Ok, I know that the title of this post is silly, but that’s what this product reminds me of. Seriously though, have you ever been in a situation where someone was choking or maybe you were choking on something and no one was around to help you.
Most people know that the standard way to help someone in a choking emergency is to apply the Heimlich maneuver which is an abdominal thrust that uses the air in the person’s lungs to expel whatever is lodged in their airway. But what if it doesn’t work or you are all alone and can’t do that maneuver to yourself?
The Dechoker was invented just for those reasons and features a face mask and a plunger that uses suction to dislodge the blockage from the person’s airway. The Dechoker is available in sizes for infants, children, and adults and is priced at $79.95. Visit dechoker.com and Amazon for more info.
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C’mon, aren’t you going to do your usual thorough testing?? 🙂
You want me to do the Gadgeteer squeeze and shake test on this thing 😉
This is only useful if you always have it with you when a choking episode occurs which is unlikely and have sort of practiced before use which might be difficult. I can see that it might be useful if at a place that serves food and if staff were trained in its use however. On balance, I don’t see that it going to save many lives.
It could actually be useful for helping a large person who is choking and the person who is attempting the heimlich has arms that are to short to perform it correctly.
This is all I could think of
😉 pretty much the same concept!