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Voluntary recall of digital thermometers

  • 2005.11.03
battery-operated digital thermometers produced by Omron Healthcarebattery-operated digital thermometers produced by Omron Healthcare

The Department of Health (DH) noted a voluntary recall of two models of battery-operated digital thermometers produced by Omron Healthcare, Inc. today (3 November).

DH advised the public to stop using the models concerned. No complaints nor reports of serious injury have been received by DH or the company so far.

The recall was initiated by the company following reports of the potential problem of overheating of the tip of the device, resulting in users' discomfort and possibly redness or blister. 

Very young children using these products are at a higher risk because of their inability to express themselves clearly and the difficulty in pulling away the device held by an adult. 

The affected products are Omron(R) 3-Way Instant Thermometers, with model numbers MC-600 and MC-600CAN and Lot Numbers beginning with 01-32, 01-36, 01-37 and 01-38. The Lot Numbers can be found inside the battery compartments of the thermometers. 

Members of the public can call the telephone hotline of the company at 2796 2907 during office hours (Monday to Friday 9 am - 5:30pm and Saturday 9 am - 1 pm) for enquiries. 

Reprinted from HKSAR Government web page: