- advertisement -

contact detach and metal detectors

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Abbysmom, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Abbysmom

    Abbysmom Approved members

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Messages:
    168
    Does anyone know if the steel needle in a contact detach will alarm at an airport. If I just remove the pump for inspection, would her site still set off the alarm?
     
  2. jilmarie

    jilmarie Approved members

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2007
    Messages:
    773
    Not likely at all. It's a miniscule amount of metal. Think about that tiny needle compared to the zipper on a pair of jeans ;)
     
  3. sarahspins

    sarahspins Approved members

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,205
    It won't set it off... in fact you can walk through with your pump if you remove the clip. The clip will set it off, but not the pump itself.

    You are also not required to remove any medical device for "inspection"... if they are really that concerned about it they can swab it for explosives while it's still attached.
     
  4. Charliesmom

    Charliesmom Approved members

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    1,472
    The metal site has never set off the alarm. For some reason his pump does though. It's a pain.
     
  5. Lani

    Lani Approved members

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Messages:
    36
    Ashton wears the contact detach and has not set off any alarms going through security. But- he has been taken aside and searched and wanded because of his pump. :(
     
  6. Abbysmom

    Abbysmom Approved members

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Messages:
    168
    Thank You

    You right, I didn't think about zippers and such. I was planning trying to removing the pump for inspection and having her walk though first before asking for the wand.
    Sound like that might work. Thanks
     

Share This Page

- advertisement -

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice