Recycling, Reuse, and Disposal
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Recycling, reuse, and disposal information in this document is directed mainly at the entity with
legal authority over the equipment. Operators are usually uninvolved in disposal, except in the
case of certain batteries.
Passing Your System to Another User
If you pass this system to another user who will use the system for its intended purpose, then
pass it on in its complete state. Particularly, ensure that all the product-support documentation,
including all instructions for use, are passed on to the new user. Make the new user aware of
the support services that Philips Healthcare provides for installing, commissioning, and
maintaining the system, and for comprehensive operator training. Existing users must
remember that passing on medical electrical equipment to new users may present serious
technical, medical, privacy, and legal risks. The original user may remain liable, even if the
equipment is given away.
Philips strongly advises you to seek advice from your local Philips representative before
agreeing to pass on any equipment.
After you pass the system to a new user, you might still receive important safety-related
information, such as bulletins and field change orders. In many jurisdictions the original owner
has a clear duty to communicate such safety-related information to new users. If you are
unable or unprepared to do this, inform Philips Healthcare about the new user, so that Philips
Healthcare can provide the new user with safety-related information.
Final Disposal of Your System
Final disposal is when you dispose of the system in such a way that it can no longer be used for
its intended purposes.
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