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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Omron 3-Way Instant Thermometers

Audience: Consumers and Pharmacists

[Posted 11/02/2005] Omron Healthcare Inc. initiated a voluntary recall of certain Omron® 3-Way Instant Thermometers – model numbers MC-600 and MC-600CAN – due to overheating of the tip. Omron had received consumer complaints indicating discomfort during and following use of the 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 to their difficulty in pulling away from the device held by an adult. The battery-operated, digital thermometers, available through drug stores, the pharmacy sections of food stores and mass merchandise chains, and internet retailers were sold in the United States and Canada between Sept. 19, 2001, and October 21, 2005.

[October 24, 2005 - Press Release - Omron Healthcare Inc.]