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octubre 01, 2008

[Important] Important Safety Announcement regarding Olympus Laser devices for biological microscopes such as the Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope

Dear Valued Olympus Customer,

Thank you for your continued business with Olympus Corporation. As part of our efforts for continuous improvement and the safe use and operation of our products, we would like to inform you of the following announcement related to your Laser devices for biological microscopes.

Laser devices for our microscopes could have been delivered without the parts known as; Safety Collars and or a Connector Locking Screw. These parts provide added security at the laser cable connector, between the laser head and the laser power supply unit. Both parts are added safety features that help prevent accidental disconnection while the laser is energized.

Should the cable be disconnected between the laser head or the laser power supply without turning the power supply off, the possibility of an electric shock can occur. This possible shock hazard is located between the cable connection and the chassis of either the laser head or the laser power supply. We are informing all customers of this situation and asking them to check their system to make sure that these items are installed properly as shown in the diagrams below. Please note that we have not had any reports of problems or customer injury.

If you have any of the products mentioned below, please contact Olympus Representative or your Authorized Olympus dealer. In the event you need to disconnect the cable between the laser head and the laser power supply for any reason, please contact your local Olympus representative to have the appropriate safety devices installed.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please contact your local Olympus representative to answer any questions you might have.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Olympus Corporation

Laser Device Location

The laser device is shown connected to a microscope system in the following illustration.

Laser Scanning Microscopes System
Example of Microscope System Configuration

Affected Laser Devices

If your product falls under the category mentioned below, it is affected by this safety announcement.

Microscopes are listed in category A below.
Laser devices are listed in category B below.

Category A

FV1000
Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope
FV-1000
FV500
Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope
FV-500
V300
Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope
FV-300
TIRFM
Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscope System TIRFM
MF20
Single Molecule Detection System MF20 Fluoropoint
IV100
in vivo Laser Scanning Microscope
IV100


Category B

A laser device consists of 3 units, a laser power supply, a laser head and a cable.

Laser devices with power supply model numbers listed below are affected by this safety announcement.

1) Argon laser devices and Multi-Argon laser devices with power supplies whose model number starts with either "176" or "300"
2) He-Ne laser devices with power supplies whose model number starts with "05"

Multi Argon Laser Example
Example of laser device configuration
Multi Argon Laser Appearance
Appearance of laser power supply
Multi Argon Laser Label
The model number is found on the label which is located on the back of the power supply.
Multi Argon Laser Example2
Example of laser device configuration
Multi Argon Laser Appearance2
Appearance of laser power supply
Multi Argon Laser Label2
The model number is found on the label which is located on the back of the power supply.
Multi Argon Laser Example3
Example of laser device configuration
Multi Argon Laser Appearance3
Appearance of laser power supply
Multi Argon Laser Label3
The model number is found on the label which is located on the bottom surface of laser power supply.

Location of Safety Collars

Argon and Multi-argon Laser Devices.

If Safety Collars are missing at the cable connecting points, (the Laser Power Supply and the Laser Head) as the following pictures illustrate, the installation of Safety Collars will need to be performed

1) Safety Collars are missing.

Multi Argon Laser Inaccurate
The safety collar is missing at the laser power supply connection.
Multi Argon Laser Inaccurate 2
The safety collar is missing at the laser head connection.


2) Safety Collars are installed.

Multi Argon Laser Accurate
The safety collar is installed at the laser power supply connection.
Multi Argon Laser accurate
The safety collar is installed at the laser head connection.

Location of Connector Locking Screw

He-Ne Laser Device

If the Connector Locking Screw is missing at the laser power supply as the following picture illustrates, the installation of the Connector Locking Screw will need to be performed.

1) The connector locking screw is missing.
He-Ne Laser Inaccurate
2) The connector locking screw is installed.
He-Ne Laser Accurate

[Contact window about this issue]

OLYMPUS Corporation "Safety Collar contact window"
E-mail:FVeast_Service@ot.olympus.co.jp
This E-mail is available for Asian, Oceania and Latin American countries.

*All brand names, product names, technology names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Your personal data such as your name, address, and telephone number and so on will only be disclosed and used for acceptance, checking, delivery, visiting inspection, or repair of affected products.

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