This International Standard specifies requirements for oropharyngeal airways of plastics materials and/orrubber, including those with a reinforcement insert made of plastics materials and/or metal.
This International Standard is not applicable to metal oropharyngeal airways, nor to requirements concerningflammability of oropharyngeal airways.
Flammability of oropharyngeal airways, for example if flammable anaesthetics, electrosurgical units or lasersare used, is a well-recognized hazard. It is addressed by appropriate clinical management, which is outside thescope of this International Standard.
This International Standard is not applicable to supralaryngeal airways without an internal, integral sealingmechanism.