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Archived - Unsafe Patient Lead Wires

Mar 6, 2013 ... for use with patient monitors, since the wires can be accidentally plugged into an electrical power cord or a wall outlet instead of the monitor. If this error is made, the patient as well as the care giver can be electrocuted or suffer severe burns. On September 3, 1993, the US FDA issued a safety alert to warn US hospital administrators, risk managers

Archived – Health Canada advises parents and caregivers about the hazards of ingesting small magnets

Apr 29, 2013 ..., the magnets can slowly tear through the intestinal walls. The results can be very serious and even fatal. The tiny magnets that are being used more frequently today in toys, novelty jewellery items, and other household items are particularly dangerous because the magnets can be very strong. While Health Canada is not aware of any deaths of children in Canada from

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