Oh... My... God...
The company insists the chance of a taser causing cardiac arrest is low, and point out independent testing shows the risk of that happening is less than 0.25 percent. [LINK]
The value "0.25%" looks small, but it is actually 1-in-400.
So "less than 0.25%" is roughly 1-in-500.
1-in-500 risk of taser-induced cardiac arrest.
Is that what they just admitted?
Calling that level of risk "extremely low" is abusing the true meaning of words.
If that is an overall risk, it is about 4 or 5 times what would be required to explain all of the taser-associated deaths.
If adjusted for actual chest hits, it is close to the correct order of magnitude.
They are so fooked.
UPDATE: A Taser International spokesman, operating under the name "Wisewon" (sic), has stated that this figure was all based on a misquote.
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