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5A. Regulatory and Safety Information 279
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON SAFE AND EFFICIENT
OPERATION. Read this information before using your
phone. For the safe and efficient operation of your
phone, observe these guidelines:
Potentially Explosive Atmospheres: Turn off your phone
when you are in any areas with a potentially explosive
atmosphere, such as fueling areas (gas or petrol
stations, below deck on boats), storage facilities for fuel
or chemicals, blasting areas and areas near electrical
blasting caps, and areas where there are chemicals or
particles (such as metal powders, grains, and dust) in
Interference to Medical and Personal Electronic Devices:
Most but not all electronic equipment is shielded from
RF signals and certain electronic equipment may not
be shielded against the RF signals from your phone.
Pacemakers: The Health Industry Manufacturers
Association recommends that a minimum separation
of 15 centimeters (6 inches) be maintained between a
phone and a pacemaker to avoid potential interference
with the pacemaker. These recommendations are
consistent with the independent research by the
recommendations of Wireless Technology Research.
Persons with pacemakers should:
ⅷ ALWAYS keep the phone more than six inches
(15 centimeters) from their pacemaker when the
phone is turned ON.
ⅷ Not carry the phone in a breast pocket.
ⅷ Use the ear opposite the pacemaker to minimize the
potential for interference.
ⅷ Turn the phone OFF immediately if you have any
reason to suspect that interference is taking place.
Other Medical Devices, Hospitals: If you use any other
personal medical device, consult the manufacturer of
your device to determine if it is adequately shielded
from external RF energy. Your physician may be able to
assist you in obtaining this information. Turn your
phone OFF in health care facilities when any
regulations posted in these areas instruct you to do so.
Hospitals or health care facilities may be using
equipment that could be sensitive to external RF