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Disposing Of The Monitor; Disposing Of Empty Calibration Gas Cylinders - Philips MP2 Instructions For Use Manual

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Disposing of the Monitor

WARNING
To avoid contaminating or infecting personnel, the environment or other equipment, make sure you
disinfect and decontaminate the monitor appropriately before disposing of it in accordance with your
country's laws for equipment containing electrical and electronic parts. For disposal of parts and
accessories such as thermometers, where not otherwise specified, follow local regulations regarding
disposal of hospital waste.
You can disassemble the monitor as described in the Service Guide.
You will find detailed disposal information on the following web page:
http://www.healthcare.philips.com/main/about/Sustainability/Recycling/pm.wpd
The Recycling Passports located there contain information on the material content of the equipment,
including potentially dangerous materials which must be removed before recycling (for example,
batteries and parts containing mercury or magnesium).
Do not dispose of electrical and electronic equipment as unsorted municipal waste. Collect it
separately, so that it can be safely and properly reused, treated, recycled, or recovered.

Disposing of Empty Calibration Gas Cylinders

Empty the cylinder completely by pushing in the pin of the regulator valve or by pulling out the
1
pin of the fill valve using a tire valve stem wrench or a pair of needle nose pliers.
When the cylinder is empty, either remove the valve stem from the fill (or regulator) hole, or drill a
2
hole in the cylinder.
Write "Empty" on the cylinder and dispose of it appropriately for scrap metal.
3
WARNING
Ensure that the cylinder is completely empty before trying to remove the valve stem or drill a hole in
the cylinder.
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