Infrared (IR) Thermometry Products and SARS
It has come
to our attention that handheld IR (Infrared) devices have been used
to screen for SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome).
IR devices are intended for scientific, technical and industrial purposes
ONLY. They are NOT to be used as a diagnostic
tool in relation to the SARS epidemic, since they are NOT
designed for, intended to, or capable of measuring human body temperature.
In order to
assure that NEWPORT's handheld IR devices are not misused or misapplied,
no handheld infrared thermometers will be offered for sale outside
the United States to areas still affected by SARS (China, Hong Kong,
Singapore, and Taiwan). Handheld IR Models will only be available
for sale to qualified end users. They will not be available to anyone
regret this inconvenience to you, our valuable customer. We trust
you will understand and appreciate our concern.
for your understanding.
"Equipment sold by NEWPORT is not intended to be used, nor shall it
be used: (1) as a "Basic Component" under 10 CFR 21 (NRC), used in
or with any nuclear installation or activity; or (2) in medical applications
or used on humans, or misused in any way."