Body-worn operation, Pacemakers, Hearing aids – HTC EVO 4G User Manual

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4B. Regulatory Notices


Body-worn Operation

This device was tested for typical body-worn operations. To comply with RF exposure requirements, a
minimum separation distance of 1.5 cm must be maintained between the user’s body and the handset,
including the antenna. Third-party belt-clips, holsters, and similar accessories used by this device should not
contain any metallic components. Body-worn accessories that do not meet these requirements may not
comply with RF exposure requirements and should be avoided.

Use only the supplied or an approved antenna. Unauthorized antennas, modifications, or attachments could
impair call quality, damage the phone, or result in violation of regulations. Do not use the phone with a
damaged antenna. If a damaged antenna comes into contact with the skin, a minor burn may result. Please
contact your local dealer for replacement antenna.

Telecommunications & Internet Association (TIA) Safety Information


The Health Industry Manufacturers Association recommends that a minimum separation of six inches be
maintained between a handheld wireless phone and a pacemaker to avoid potential interference with the
pacemaker. These recommendations are consistent with the independent research by and
recommendations of Wireless Technology Research. Persons with pacemakers:

Should ALWAYS keep the phone more than six inches from their pacemaker when the phone is turned

Should not carry the phone in a breast pocket.

Should use the ear opposite the pacemaker to minimize the potential for interference. If you have any
reason to suspect that interference is taking place, turn the phone OFF immediately.

Hearing Aids

Some digital wireless phones may interfere with some hearing aids. In the event of such interference, you
may want to consult your service provider, or call the customer service line to discuss alternatives.

Other Medical Devices

If you use any other personal medical device, consult the manufacturer of your device to determine if they
are adequately shielded from external RF energy. Your physician may be able to assist you in obtaining this

Turn the phone OFF in health care facilities when any regulations posted in these areas instruct you to do so.
Hospitals or health care facilities may be using equipment that could be sensitive to external RF energy.

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