Quebec recalls Tasers from police

The province wants to make sure the stun guns work as advertised

There will be no more Tasers on Quebec streets—at least, not in police officers’ hands. The province has recalled the devices after testing revealed some of them didn’t meet the manufacturers’ standards. Provincial officials wouldn’t specify how they had malfunctioned in testing, but did say none of the weapons had been used on a person. The recall follows a CBC investigation that found some stun guns deliver stronger jolts of electricity than the manufacturer had specified.

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