Toothbrush scare!

I have just bought a Philips Sonicare toothbrush. On reading the instructions I was startled discover that  I should cntact my 'physician' or the manufacturer before use.

This is because it has an elctromagnetic field. 

I am a bit annoyed that this was not mentioned on the website from which I bought it (Amazon) . 

Has anyone else got one of these items and  what  did your physician or manufacturer  say  if you contacted them? 







That toothbrush

by MissFitts - 2019-07-12 11:18:44

Sorry I have just discovered several other queries about this.

Seems  to be OK if you keep it away from your PM. 

However,  Which?   (UK independent Consumer organisation)  had it as a 'Best Buy' which is why I bought it. I have just rung them, they were concerned and  said the issue would be  'flagged up'. 


urban legends

by ROBO Pop - 2019-07-12 12:49:20

That concern along with most others is pure nonsense.

Because we live in a litigious society the manufacturers must do everything in their power to avoid lawsuits, so they come up with these ridiculous disclaimers. We call it CYA (Cover Your Assets).

I have had ICD's and CRT-Ds for 13 years and never had a problem. My wife stacking refrigerator magnets on my chest hasn't interferred, much to her disappointment. Relax it's fine. My kids bought me one of those electric toothbrushes 3 years ago in hopes of an accelerated reading of the will and I'm still here spending their inheritence

Lawyers are scary people

by AgentX86 - 2019-07-12 12:51:32

Forget about the warning. Lawyers, politicians, and journalists want you to be in a constant state of fear. Brush away. It's not a bad idea to discuss restrictions with your EP or cardiologist,  though. Mine has drawn the line on a few things but it sure ain't tooth brushes.


by MartyP - 2019-07-12 17:58:20

FORGET ABOUT IT - I've been using the Sonicare for years !!


by yeshua - 2019-07-13 09:48:14

Do not get overly concerned about the toothbrush i have one and called my PM manufacturer and they said that its the charging base that has a potential of interfering and only when its plugged in, and to kep about six inches away from your PM? If your standing up right not sure that ever going to be an issue? The Toothbrush is constantly moving and never really close enough to cause any issue? Brush away!!

Still alive

by MissFitts - 2019-07-13 09:59:25

Encouraged  by your posts, everyone, I used it this morning and have survived.. I now have extremely shiny teeth, very impressed. 

 Our charger lives well away from where teeth are cleaned so we should be OK.

Thanks to everyone for the reassurance.



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