LG150 CELLPHONE USERS: Your phone has been recalled

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  1. C. Mike Hunt

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    CBC News link
    LG Electronics Canada Ltd. has recalled one of its mobile phone models after tests found the devices were emitting more radio frequency output than allowed by government standards.

    The company said the voluntary recall affects about 129,000 LG 150 mobile phones that were manufactured between August 2007 and February 2008.

    The problem was identified during testing by Industry Canada, which advised that the phone is no longer certified as meeting the Radio Standards Specifications for radio frequency exposure.

    CTV News link
    Before a cell phone can be sold on the market it has to meet specific Radio Frequency leakage standards to make sure that consumers are not exposed to unhealthy levels of radiation during use. Today LG Canada announced a voluntary recall of their LG 150 handset after learning that it no longer meets the Radio Standards Specifications 102 (RSS 102), Radio Frequency Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication Apparatus.

    The LG 150 was sold in Canada by Bell Mobility, Virgin Mobile, MTS Allstream, SaskTel, Aliant Mobility, KMTS, NorthernTel, Sogetel, Télébec and TBayTel.

    Recall info from LG.ca
    LG Electronics Canada Inc. was notified by one of the independent bodies responsible for the certification of mobile phones that the LG 150 mobile phone is no longer certified as meeting the Radio Standards Specifications 102 (RSS 102).

    In response, LG has issued a voluntary recall of this mobile phone as described below. This program is effective immediately and will run until March 31, 2009.
     
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