A door of an autoclave recently (October 31st 2013) blew off the hinges, and killed a woman who wasn’t too far from the autoclave. This accident didn’t happen in a dental, medical, veterinary setting, but it could easily happen.  Please make sure you maintain your autoclave regularly. I will post later all of the sterilizer manufacturers recommendations as to how often the sterilizer each one of their sterilizer needs to be checked.

Click here Autoclave blew off the hinges to view the report in WBS-TV Atlanta Ch 2

Thank you,