New disposable Macintosh and Miller laryngoscope blades for single use are made from robust Makrolon® plastic. Blades are available in bundles of 20, with each blade individually packed in a plastic zipper bag which is perforated for quick and easy opening. Single-use blades help prevent cross-contamination and are appropriate for emergency situations.
In addition, Riester has introduced both standard LED handles and plug-in powered LED handles for use with both reusable and disposable laryngoscope blades. High performance LEDs are available in 2.5V and 3.5V versions, which allow the operator to choose between using alkaline or rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries as a power supply. LEDs offer a whiter, more intense light, and can operate for more than 20 000 hours. Plug-in Laryngoscope handles are available as 230V or 120V, and customers can choose between 3.5V Xenon or 3.5V LED versions.