Reputable manufacturers and resellers of hyperbaric chambers cannot sell their hyperbaric chambers with oxygen concentrators. The FDA does not allow this. Why should you care? Because if these companies are willing to break the law with the FDA in such a major area, what guarantee do you have that they will “do right” by you? You can’t throw them in jail – the FDA can, yet companies like Healing Dives completely disregard the law and rip off customers left and right.
The Healing Dives Hyperbaric Chamber/ OGSI Oxygen Concentrator Rip-off
When Diane Pechenick, the one-woman-show that does business under the name “Healing Dives,” sells you a hyperbaric chamber with an oxygen concentrator, she has you sign a paper stating that you have been informed that hyperbaric chambers are not approved by the FDA to use with oxygen. Then she sells both the hyperbaric chamber AND the OGSI Oxygen Concentrator (OG15, OG20, or OG22, OG30H) to be used together. In the complexities of her mind, Diane Pechenick believes that she is now free from any legal responsibilities. It is like the drug dealer who sells crack, but tells buyers “this is illegal, you shouldn’t smoke crack.” While both may be breaking the law, the FDA goes after the dealer, since OXYGEN is governed as a drug – it can be dangerous when used incorrectly.
So, now that Healing Dives has tried to force the responsibility for purchasing onto you, the consumer, then there is no reason for Diane, the owner, to obey any form of regulatory/safety mandates. To summarize, she doesn’t feel obligated to sell you a real medical grade concentrator. In her opinion, a waste treatment, ozone, metal fabrication concentrator is just as good (and a hellava lot cheaper for her to purchase). What’s really strange is that there are plenty of FDA approved portable oxygen concentrators that can be used with hyperbaric chambers that sell for the same price. She must make better money on this one, because it is not designed for human use. What a piece of work.
Check in tomorrow to see the emails she sends regarding this matter. It is interesting to see her dance around this subject.