How do I clean the tubing of my Pink Littman? - page 2
by NurseSoonToBe 23,337 Views | 20 Comments
I recently purchased the pink Breast Cancer special edition littman stethoscope. I just started a job and am on classroom orientation, so I havent even used my new stethoscope yet. It was thrown in the bottom of my bag, and... Read More
- 1Jan 7, '09 by mrsstiltnerI had the same problem and tried everything I could think of, to clean it (with no luck). I finally contacted 3M, and they said that if you send it in to their service center, they will replace the tubing (with any color you want) for free, since the pink tubing seems to have such a problem.
Their phone number is (800) 292-6298, choose option 8
The address to send it to is:
3M Service Center
3350 Granada Ave, N
Oakdale, MN 55128
She said it takes about two weeks to get it back.
- 1Jan 8, '09 by quetepyeQuote from mrsstiltnerThanks so much! I can't wait to have a "clean-looking" stethoscope again! Yuck...I finally contacted 3M, and they said that if you send it in to their service center, they will replace the tubing (with any color you want) for free, since the pink tubing seems to have such a problem.
- 0May 4, '09 by BabieRN1106I have been a nurse 26 years and have always used a littman stethoscope. The tubings do not clean easily and when you use the things that are being suggested like alcohol the tubing gets stiff. Unfortunately you are going to have to send it back to 3m and they will change the tubing. One thing I did learn is to hold on to the box and when storing it in your backpack or work tote keep it in the box. You can download the form to send it back at 3m website
- 0May 4, '09 by RunnerLuvQuote from MarymoomooActually, I used it before on the back of my hand to get permanent marker off, dumb idea, had a huge scab after a day or so. Its abrasive.Well, yes, technically. The polymer inside the sponge activates when wet and is abrasive on a microscopic level. The sponge itself is not abrasive like a scotch pad or steel wool. For example, you could rub the dry sponge back and forth on the back of your hand and it wouldn't scratch (not that I'm recommending anyone try it!).