The SANDD Mini
The SANDD Mini is a portable sharps needle destruction device for use in the home or hospital setting. It uses electrical current to incinerate 27-31 gauge hypodermic needles 5/16 to 1/2 inch in length attached to insulin pens, disposable pre-filled syringes of 1/3 cc to 3 cc volume in size, and lancets.
The SANDD Mini uses a rechargeable 11.1-volt battery to deliver an electrical current to produce an arc of electricity directed at the tip of the needle and lancet, disintegrating them. Any balls of melted metal that fall off during the process are collected into a chamber. The device also includes a small molded port at the top, which can be used to straighten needles that are bent prior to destruction.
The SANDD Mini uses a large button as the switch to turn on the device and activate the circuit that supplies the charge. There is a low battery charge light that is yellow, which is found at the top of the device. Before first use, the SANDD Mini battery should be charged for 12 hours. A fully charged battery will disintegrate over 100 needles or lancets before needing to be recharged. The battery can be partially charged by the wall transformer within 45 to 90 minutes. The SANDD Mini can be utilized when the battery is recharging.
The device exterior surface is off-white PC/ ABS (flame-retardant) Resin with a yellow needle port. The tear shaped SANDD Mini measures approximately 15cm x 10cm x 5cm and weighs approximately 450 grams. The SANDD Mini is to be used in close proximity to the site of needle use.