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Safety and General Information
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Medical Devices
Pacemakers
The Advanced Medical Technology Association recommends that a minimum
separation of 6 inches (15 centimeters) be maintained between a handheld wireless
radio and a pacemaker. These recommendations are consistent with the
independent research by, and recommendations of the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration.
Persons with pacemakers should:
ALWAYS keep the radio more than six inches (15 centimeters) from their
pacemaker when the radio is turned ON.
not carry the radio in the breast pocket.
use the ear opposite the pacemaker to minimize the potential for interference.
turn the radio OFF immediately if you have any reason to suspect that
interference is taking place.
Hearing Aids
Some wireless radios may interfere with some hearing aids. In the event of such
interference, you may want to consult your hearing aid manufacturer to discuss
alternatives.
Other Medical Devices
If you use any other personal medical device, consult the manufacturer of your
device to determine if it is adequately shielded from RF energy. Your physician may
be able to assist you in obtaining this information.
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