A Queensland (Australia) man [Antonio Galeano] shocked 28 times by a police officer with a 50,000-volt taser died of a heart attack within minutes, an autopsy has confirmed. [LINK]
The stun gun's US manufacturers have claimed the weapon cannot cause a heart attack.
Tasers are safer than Tylenol.
Tasers have a large safety margin.
The only risks of death are the following: 1) unauthorized replacement parts, and 2) falling down and banging ones' head. [Official Taser Warning (paraphrased, please refer to the original for complete details. Search the document for the word 'death'.)]
To be complete, the news reports also indicate that Mr. Galeano was an amphetamine addict and had an existing heart condition. Taser fan-boys will be quick to claim cover from these contributing factors.
But Taser International can't. They can't claim that the "taser is safe, except for drug users." They're not selling these things to maintain order at church picnics. They're being sold to police for use on the drug-infested streets. So if the taser can cause a heart attack in a drug user, then it's not reasonable to call it "safe".
Taser International is in for a rough ride in Australia. It'll be a repeat performance of what they've experienced in Canada, except a bit warmer and with more poisonous spiders and snakes.
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