Cleaning Fluid Seeping into Electrical Components Can Lead to Equipment Damage and Fires

September 26, 2018 | Evaluations & Guidance


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  1. Medical devices and other electrical equipment used in healthcare facilities must be cleaned and disinfected to prevent cross-contamination between patients and curtail the spread of infectious organisms. However, overzealous or improper cleaning can present risks.

  2. Using cleaning or disinfectant wipes that are dripping with excess fluid, or spraying liquids directly onto powered medical devices...

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