The Robert Packers Hospital has agreed to a $10 million settlement with a manufacturer of batteries that were found to contain lead in the batteries for a battery pack charger used in its hospital facilities.
The settlement comes less than two months after the hospital announced a major increase in its use of battery chargers.
The deal is one of the largest battery charger settlements in the nation, said David Karp, chief executive of battery manufacturer Electrolux.
The battery maker, which has a $40 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to investigate battery chargemasters, said the settlement “has made us much more transparent about what our batteries contain and where they are being produced.”
A hospital spokesman, Matt Regan, said a $2 million payment was made in the settlement, but the hospital does not yet know how much the company has received from the government.
“We have not yet made a determination on how much we have received in reimbursement,” Regan said.
The hospital has a battery charger that uses lead in its batteries.
A lead-based paint canister from the battery charger is seen at the Robert Packesons Hospital in New York.
The charger can detect when batteries contain high levels of lead, but it does not indicate when batteries are lead free, said Brian O’Leary, a battery expert at the University of Southern California.
Lead can be found in the battery in the same way that nickel or copper are, said Robert Packert, a professor at the California Institute of Technology.
The lead-free batteries are used in the devices that power devices like mobile phones, computers, air conditioners and medical equipment.
The batteries that are lead-safe are known as lead-acid batteries.
The new settlement also covers the batteries used to power other medical equipment, such as cardiac monitors and pacemakers.
The agreement was reached Wednesday and is subject to court approval.
It will also provide a $3 million reimbursement to Electrolux for the cost of testing the batteries to determine whether they contain lead, according to a statement from the hospital.
Electrolux has not yet disclosed how much it has received in federal funding for the batteries.
Federal grants are awarded on a case-by-case basis, said Richard DeJong, a spokesman for the Office of Management and Budget, which administers the Energy Department’s grant program.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that most cases of lead exposure occur in children.
Lead in children can cause developmental delays, learning problems and behavioral problems, according the CDC.
In recent years, lead exposure has been increasing, with more than half of the 1.6 million lead poisoning deaths in children in the United States in 2014, the agency reported.
The CDC estimates that nearly half of lead poisoning cases are caused by the inhalation of lead paint or dust.
Lead poisoning has been linked to about 1,000 deaths in the U!
S., including about 1 million children, according Dr. Robert Bock, a lead poisoning expert at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Lead exposure has also been linked in some other parts of the world, such with people with lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan, where the city switched to switching to a cheaper battery.
In July, the state of Michigan agreed to pay $100 million to the families of children poisoned by lead, and in October, the Department of Justice announced a $50 million settlement to the state for the state’s lead-paint crisis.
In the settlement announced Wednesday, Electrolux said the company had been investigating the battery chargercards since early 2016 and had learned that some of the chargers in use in hospitals did not have proper testing equipment and that they contained lead.
The company agreed to purchase additional testing equipment, according its statement.
The manufacturer said the new equipment was being tested in a laboratory and would be able to detect lead.
“The batteries we were working with did not meet the highest safety standards.
Our batteries will be tested and found to be safe in the lab,” Karp said.
Electroglass has also agreed to buy a new battery charger from Electrolux and a battery monitoring device from Electrolex.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has also announced that it will buy two new battery chargewith Electrolux as part of the settlement.
“Lead poisoning is a devastating disease,” New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo said in a statement.
“As a leader in the world of medical devices, we are pleased that our hospital has been selected as a site to invest in lead-testing and safety equipment.
Electrolex is the leading manufacturer of lead-tested batteries in the country and has made significant investments to make our batteries safer and more reliable.
Electroflex’s commitment to lead safety is evidenced by the company’s leadership in the industry, which was recognized with the Edison Foundation’s 2015 Award of Excellence.
Electrolys batteries are also used in a variety of devices, including medical devices like cardiac