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    Safety Warning on Items: Risk of Electric Shock

    I want to scrap a combo radio/CD player (a little like a mini-boombox), but I notice a warning on the item which says: "CAUTION: Risk of electric shock. Do not open." This is a SONY personal audio system (Model ZS-S21P). It also connect to the old Apple iPods. I cut the cord off at least a week ago.



    Is this just a company being cautious, or is there anything I need to be concerned about before scrapping it?

    I checked postings in this Scrap Metal Safety and Hazards area, but found nothing specific enough to answer my question. Thanks in advance.


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    I've never personally experienced it with anything other than a server UPS, but anything with a capacitor in it carries the risk of that capacitor discharging when you disassemble it.

    There's a thread around here somewhere about some character electrocuting his twig&berries while disassembling a TV on the tailgate of his pickup.
    Out of clutter, find simplicity. --Albert Einstein

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    I have probably scrapped close to a million electronics at this point and the only thing that even ever made a spark was a UPS (battery backup).....As always use common sense wear protective gloves and use tools with rubber handles

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    Quote Originally Posted by auminer View Post
    I've never personally experienced it with anything other than a server UPS, but anything with a capacitor in it carries the risk of that capacitor discharging when you disassemble it.

    There's a thread around here somewhere about some character electrocuting his twig&berries while disassembling a TV on the tailgate of his pickup.
    Here you go Auminer.

    https://www.scrapmetalforum.com/scra...-possible.html


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    These are even worse warnings thanks California! https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer...sition-65.html
    Better than the dump!

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