Michelle Fay Cortez, Bloomberg:
If a person falls asleep with the iPad2 on the chest, the magnets in the cover can “accidentally turn off” the heart device, said Chien, a high school freshman in Stockton, California, whose father is a doctor. “I definitely think people should be aware. That’s why I’m presenting the study.”
Defibrillators, as a safety precaution, are designed to be turned off by magnets. The iPad2 uses 30 magnets to hold the iPad2’s cover in place, Chien said. While the iPad2 magnets aren’t powerful enough to cause problems when a person is holding the tablet out in front of the chest, it can be risky to rest it against the body, she found.
Gee, maybe that’s why the leading maker of defibrillators tells patients NOT TO STICK MAGNETS ON THEIR CHEST. The same manufacturer, by the way, “said its testing hasn’t found any risks from iPad technology when used according to the manufacturer’s instructions.”
I wonder what bizarre anti-Apple bullshit Bloomberg will come up with next. Anyone wanna take any bets?