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We have been supplying this CPAP + Ventilator Luggage Tag since 2010 and it has proved to be very helpful at Airport Security and Luggage Check-in to identify your important medical equipment which needs to be a carry-on item when flying. It is also useful when admitted to hospital so that your precious machine doesn't get lost. Placing the Tag on your machine's bag is also recommended when taking it anywhere, so that in the event of losing it, you can be easily contacted and it can be returned to you.
The Tag is strong plastic which won't break easily, measures 10.5 x 7.5 cm and comes with a red pvc robust strap. There are strips on the card to make writing on it easier, and there is enough space to write your name and telephone number, and putting your mobile number here would be the best idea, as you most likely will have your mobile with you when travelling, which means you can quickly be contacted should the machine be found by someone. The best pen to use would be a fine-tipped permanent marker, and there is the option to purchase the luggage tag both with or without a permanent marker pen.
The image shows both the front and back of the luggage tag, and for anyone unable to view the images on their computer the wording states:-
"Medical Equipment for Respiratory Therapy. NOT to be separated from the owner (followed by writeable strips for name and contact no)."
"MEDICAL EQUIPMENT - CPAP/BiPAP/APAP/VPAP/NIV for the treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing conditions, such as Sleep Apnoea (Apnea). This is vital therapy and should NOT be separated from the owner, or classed as additional carry-on baggage when travelling."
Having the Tag on your machine's carry bag is also useful to alert your fellow passengers to the fact of why you have more hand luggage than them!!
The luggage tag was exactly what I wanted. However I thought £7.50 was expensive for a piece of printed plastic. Saying that the price matched other suppliers but that doesn’t make it right.
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The price of our tags are a little higher than others you may see, as we pay extra for the writeable strips which are far more expensive to have on the cards, but work much better. We don't base our prices on other suppliers and do our best to keep prices as low as possible for our fellow sufferers.Thanks for the review though and that it's what you were looking for.
All relevant information on tag but haven't used them yet.
This is a really good idea for those of us who travel using our cpap. The tag is made of sturdy plastic and has a good fastener on it. It will stay permanently attached to my cpap bag from now on.
I bought this alert tag for holidays especially on airplanes. Good quality item. Would recommend.
Not used yet but bought ready for any travels that may come. Simple & clear idea to identify your machine.
Not used yet but labels seem to be sturdy and easily visible.
I bought this for a recent trip to Tenerife and they really helped to identify my hand luggage as containing medical equipment, well worth the money.
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Agree Kevin. I've been using mine for years now and never once been queried at an airport once they see the medical tag. Kath
I purchased the travel tag a few weeks ago. It is very neat and easy to fit also the information on the tag is very clear and self explanatory. As I have not traveled with it yet I do not know how it will work out. I found Hope2sleep very helpful and efficient when ordering the product from Ireland. Thanks to all the team.
You're welcome Christina 🙂
Very good product
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Customers living outside of Europe do not pay UK VAT charges, so please leave the the 'zero rate eligibility' box ticked. However, we cannot be held responsible for any additional costs incurred when the products reach your own country.
If you are purchasing with the intention of re-selling any products, you are liable to pay VAT on all products so you must untick the 'zero rate eligibility' box which will add VAT to your order.
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