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Re: [IP] RE: Waterproof, Watertight, Water Resistant
On 6/19/02 7:50 PM, "DR Birdsall" <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Bingo! Michael has consistently been using the term "water resistant".
> Others in the thread have been using "waterproof". You're on the mark
> concerning the difference between the two. "Waterproof" has almost a legal
> definition (any lawyers out there to help out?).
> Carefully read the manufacturers' literature. Listen carefully to the pump
> reps. If any rep says "waterproof" it is a slip-up, human error. Others
> working for the pump manufacturers may correct me, but I believe all pumps
> currently marketed in the U.S. are merely water resistant.
I looked at the FIVE websites of the pump companies;
The Deltec Cozmo does not list specifications yet.
The Dana Diabecare site reads this way:
"Water Resistant: IP X 7 "double drop" Standard (water tight)"
The Minimed site reads:
" Water Paradigm MM508
Compatibility Water tight (IPX 8)* Water resistant (IPX 7)
* Up to depth of 8 feet for up to 30 minutes"
The Disetronic site reads:
Symbol for "watertight" in accordance with standard EN 60601-1: In the event
of temporary submergence in water (up to 3 feet and 30 minutes), such as
when showering, bathing or swimming, the pump is watertight and sealed
against the intrusion of water. "
Most H-troners know the "Waterproof" label has been recalled on that pump.
The Animas website reads:
"Waterproof: Tested at 12ft. for 24 hours (IPX8)"
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Allison Kane" <email @ redacted>
>> I'm sorry, but if you have a $5000 piece of equipment, no matter what
>> that claims to be waterproof, i.e. it's been tested and being marketed as
>> such. Then it should NEVER get wet inside. If it does, then that is
>> fraudulent marketing. They should change the labeling to "water resistent"
>> or not label it as either resistent or waterproof.
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