SimMan Classic, launched in 2001, was discontinued on April 29, 2011 with the introduction of SimMan Essential. Laerdal supports discontinued products for a period of five years after discontinuation. SimMan Classic officially entered retirement on April 29, 2016. A small number of parts specific to SimMan Classic will be kept in production until August 31, 2017. All other parts specific to SimMan Classic will be available online until inventory is depleted.