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Taser risk

Talking about the dangers of zapping - Taser International is advising police agencies across the nation to not shoot its stun guns at a suspect's chest.

The Arizona-based company says there could be a small risk of "adverse cardiac event."

It's the first time such a warning has been issued for the 5o-thousand volt taser.. But critics call it a stunning reversal for the manufacturer.

The company does not believe the gun will cause cardiac arrest but wants users to avoid controversy by staying clear of the chest.

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