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How long can an Omnipod scream?

We threw Samson’s expired Omnipod in the trash, and then a bunch of other trash went over it. It started screaming several hours later. Should I dig through the trash to deactivate it? ?How long can it scream? I’m also debating just taking out the trash but I wonder if it will be distracting to my neighbors to hear beeping from my trash bins…

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Quite a while. I would take out the trash and let your neighbors think a bomb is in there.

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It will get quieter, the more trash you pile on top of it. :joy:

Seriously though, you might not need to dig through the garbage. If you get close enough to it, you might be able to deactivate it through the garbage, from the outside. Maybe pull the bag out of the can, if the pod is in a metal garbage can.

I deactivate pods that are in the garbage can a lot, but they are usually at the top.

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You had a screamer after you deactivated and removed it? Or expired as in you never even used it at all?

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I can almost totally obscure the noise when it is attached by putting my hand over it. The noise is only loud because the thing can vibrate freely, in air it can move. I wouldn’t worry; after half an hour it stops beeping and starts singing. You could probably YouTube the neighbors trying to work out what is going on and make quite a lot of money.

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The only time I’ve actually slept on my Pod is if it starts screaming and I need another 30 mins of sleep. It’s amazing that the sound is completely drowned out when it’s between me and the mattress!

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Yes! And if you rip it off and throw it against the wall quite apart from the damage to the wall it just keeps on doing it. Several people have told me to “sleep on it” and, in this case, it does actually seem to be a good idea.

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