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How to identify counterfeit C-A-T Combat Application Tourniquets (CAT)

C-A-T: Combat Application Tourniquets (CAT)

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Edited: Mar 16, 2017

Product Information:

There are several counterfeit medical devices on the market which resemble the C-A-T® Resources Combat Application Tourniquet (C-A-T). This includes those sold by online vendors on eBay and Amazon. Some of those counterfeits have catastrophically failed during actual life-saving applications.

The patented C-A-T® is a true one-handed tourniquet proven to be 100% effective by the U.S. Army's Institute of Surgical Research. Tests proved that the C-A-T completely occluded blood flow of an extremity in the event of a traumatic wound with significant hemorrhage.

The C-A-T utilizes a durable windlass system with a patented free-moving internal band providing true circumferential pressure to the extremity. Once adequately tightened, bleeding will cease and the windlass is locked into place. A hook and loop windlass retention strap is then applied, securing the windlass to maintain pressure during casualty evacuation. The C-A-T's unique dual securing system avoids the use of screws and clips which can become difficult to operate under survival stress or where fine motor skills are compromised.

One side of the tourniquet has, among other symbols, a C-A-T logo with the outline of a cat and the National Supply Number NSN6515-01-521-7976. It is manufactured by Composite Resources and distributed by Authorized Distributors including North American Rescue, LLC - Greer, SC

Recommendations/Actions:

Use only C-A-T® tourniquets manufactured by Composite Resources and purchased from authorized distributors. Others may be counterfeit and may fail in use.

If you have C-A-T tourniquets you suspect may be counterfeit, replace them as soon as possible with the genuine devices. If a counterfeit fails, it can endanger a patient's life.

To ensure the authenticity of your Combat Application Tourniquet (C-A-T), contact C-A-T Resources, LLC.

 


Fakes Reported By Our Users:
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AliExpress 4 Oct 10, 2016  
Amazon 67 Feb 19, 2017  
DHgate 1 Oct 10, 2016  
eBay 303 Feb 13, 2017  
retail store 1 Nov 24, 2015  
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Warnings / Hazards:

Counterfeits have catastrophically failed during actual life-saving applications.

Preliminary testing has shown that the suspected counterfeit tourniquet does not perform the same as the tourniquet manufactured by Composite Resources. The windlass is weaker in the suspected counterfeit product and breaks or bends before necessary force can be applied to stop blood flow.

Excessive blood loss can endanger the victim's life and ultimately lead to death.

Recommended Action:

To ensure the authenticity of your Combat Application Tourniquet (C-A-T), contact C-A-T Resources, LLC or an Authorized Distributor.

For Questions, call (803)325.9300

Notify FDA's Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) if you suspect your tourniquet is counterfeit by contacting: Alex Alvarado, Special Agent, FDA Office of Criminal Investigations (240) 276-9407.

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Contact the Company:
Company:

Contact:
C-A-T Resources, LLC

Address:
483 Lakeshore Pkwy

City:
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Country:
United States

Phone:
(803) 325-9300

email:

 
Product Information:
Manufacturer:
C-A-T 

Model Name:
Combat Application Tourniquets (CAT) 

Model Number:
Item#: 30-0001 NSN#: 6515-01-521-7976 
How to Identify a Fake Product :
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Be patient, we're waiting for additional information from the manufacturer to help you avoid the fakes.


 
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The authentic C-A-T GEN 7 has a single routing buckle system that allows for extremely fast application and effective slack removal.

When you use a counterfeit, you are trusting a life to an untested product.


 
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The C-A-T® is the Official Tourniquet of the US Army. Proven to be 100% effective in occluding blood flow in both upper & lower extremities by the U.S. Army's Institute of Surgical Research.

Don't risk a life to a fake. Buy from authorized retailer


 
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One side of the tourniquet has, among other symbols, a C-A-T logo with the outline of a cat and the NSN or National Supply Number NSN6515-01-521-7976.

It is manufactured by Composite Resources and distributed by authorized distributors including NAR.


 
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Can you determine if this is an authentic C-A-T tourniquet from website listing photo?

If you can't, you should be buying authentic products directly from the manufacturer or authorized retailers.


 
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Be wary of online sellers offering counterfeit look-a-like products in listings using the "C-A-T" trademark.

"Veteran Owned Business" adds no credibility to this counterfeit product seller.


 


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