Firmware problems with the new XREP ?
A team led by Cynthia Bir, a trauma injury specialist at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, found that some of the 275 XREP cartridges that Taser supplied for testing last year were capable of delivering an electric shock for more than 5 minutes, rather than the 20 seconds of shocking current they are supposed to generate. ... Steve Tuttle, a vice-president of Taser International, says the XREP munitions supplied for Bir's tests were early pre-production versions. He says ... the fault in the munition's "firmware" - its built-in software - that led to it being capable of providing an extended shock has also been corrected. [LINK]
You've got to be kidding me... Five minutes instead of 20 seconds? Why does the battery even last that long? Ever hear of fail safe design? If Taser International starts making airplanes, I'm moving underground.
Discover Magazine blog: "Class-Action Suit Against Taser to Begin in 3, 2, 1…" [LINK]
The comments from both sides are hilarious. Some are raving loons.
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