Breakaway pendant cords or not?

An article in Florida’s Sun Sentinel follows up the story of the FDA’s alert re the choking risk from Philips’ Lifeline pendant cords by talking to Philips and its competitor Life Alert, and Dr. William Mann, chairman of the University of Florida’s occupational therapy department. A thoughtful article: FDA warning: Emergency call buttons on pendants may choke wearers.

[As we learned in the Telecare Aware responses to this story when it broke in September, in Europe the product standard mandates the inclusion of a breakaway device within any neck cord pendant.]