Safety Concerns

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Vintage radios and other older electronic equipment were not manufactured to meet modern-day safety standards. These radios (especially AC/DC radios) and equipment can present electrical and other safety hazards, eg. exposed high voltage/hot parts, and materials health and safety hazards, eg. asbestos, PCBs, cadmium, in their original form. Any modifications to, repairs of, work on, or operation/use can pose a significant risk of injury, even death. Also, these units may have been/are home to rodents, spiders and other pests that can cause harm, or leave residues that can be harmful to health. Readers undertake work on such radios or other electronic equipment entirely at their own risk and must take appropriate mitigating actions, including use of personal protective equipment (PPE), eg. eye protection, dust mask, nitrile gloves. The CVRS and authors of articles appearing in ‘Canadian Vintage Radios’ hereby waive any responsibility or liability whatsoever associated with anyone working on, modifying, or operating any piece of electronic equipment or otherwise making use of any information contained within this publication or available elsewhere from the CVRS, including but not limited to, the CVRS website.