Pacemakers and Induction Cooktops EMF (Electromagnetic Field) Questions

Induction cooktops produce electromagnetic fields (EMF) which may impact pacemakers and ICDs (Implanted Cardiac Devices).

  • Our induction range and cooktops meet IEEE C95.1- IEEE Standard for Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz – General exposure safety guidelines.
  • Our Induction ranges and cooktops meet FCC part –18, FCC standards for emitted electromagnetic fields.
 

Based on recommendations by the FDA’s CDRH, a division of the Federal, Food and Drug Administration, exposure standards were defined for the product that are consistent with the most strict existing public standards governing any equipment operating at or near the frequency of induction cooktops. Our research and the pacemaker experiments showed these specifications to be conservative. We are confident that there is no risk to humans from magnetic fields produced by the product.

Notice in Induction Cooktop Use and Care Manual:"CAUTION: Persons with a pacemaker or similar medical device should exercise caution when using or standing near an induction unit, while it is in operation. The electromagnetic field may affect the working of the pacemaker or similar medical device. It is advisable to consult your doctor or the pacemaker manufacturer about your particular situation."

We recommends that induction cooktop users with pacemakers should consult their doctors or pacemaker manufacturer regarding EMF levels and use of EMF producing equipment.