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OMRON 3-WAY THERMOMETERS RECALLED FOR POSSIBLE SAFETY RISK

Nov. 8, 2005
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Omron Healthcare recently initiated a voluntary recall of certain Omron 3-Way Instant Thermometers — model numbers MC-600 and MC-600CAN — due to a potential issue that may cause the tip of the device to overheat. The voluntary recall was initiated following receipt of a limited number of consumer complaints indicating discomfort during and following use of the subject thermometers. Consumers who continue using the affected thermometers are at risk of discomfort during use, potentially resulting in redness or even a blister on the skin. Very young children using this device are at an increased risk due to the inability to express themselves and their difficulty in pulling away from the device held by an adult.
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