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
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.
Be patient, we're waiting for additional information from the manufacturer to help you avoid the fakes.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.