BC tests eighty-two (82) tasers and finds that eight (8), or about 10%, are defective. [LINK]
Same as CBC. Same as RCMP. Same as Quebec. Same as other jurisdictions.
It's pretty safe to conclude that 10% of all tasers are defective. The science certainly supports such a clear-cut conclusion and bold statement.
One of the eight failed because of mumble-mumble. What? "A number of mumble-mumble unspecified mumble-mumble reasons." Perhaps it emitted 1.21 gigawatts. Perhaps it squirted out water instead of electricity? Who knows? They didn't say...
Taser International will certainly be very proud that seven (7) of these failures appear to be for what is called 'low' output. They "failed to produce a pulse rate high enough to meet manufacturer's specifications."
Taser would call that failing safe.
I'll address that very dangerous fallacy in the very next post (above).
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