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2005-09-27 09:12:28

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Taser International Inc. on Tuesday said U.S. regulators stepped up their investigation into the stun gun maker and expanded the probe into potential stock manipulation, sending its shares to a 21-month low. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has upgraded its probe to a formal investigation, allowing it to subpoena documents. The SEC opened an informal probe of the company over statements about the safety of its stun guns and a distribution deal struck...

2005-09-27 08:46:24

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Taser International Inc. on Tuesday said U.S. regulators have stepped up their investigation into the stun gun maker and have expanded the probe into new activities. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has now upgraded its probe to a formal investigation, allowing it to subpoena documents. The SEC had opened an informal probe of the company over statements about the safety of its stun guns and a distribution deal struck in December 2004. Taser also said...

2005-09-27 07:31:51

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Taser International Inc. on Tuesday said U.S. regulators have stepped up their investigation into the stun gun maker and have expanded the probe into new activities. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has now upgraded its probe to a formal investigation, allowing it to subpoena documents. The SEC had opened an informal probe of the company over statements about the safety of its stun guns and a distribution deal struck in December 2004. Taser also said...

2005-09-27 07:23:26

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Taser International Inc. on Tuesday said U.S. regulators have stepped up their investigation into the stun gun maker and have expanded the probe into new activities. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has now upgraded its probe to a formal investigation, allowing it to subpoena documents. The SEC had opened an informal probe of the company over statements about the safety of its stun guns and a distribution deal struck in December 2004. Taser also said...

2005-09-27 06:45:17

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Taser International Inc. on Tuesday said U.S. securities regulators have stepped up their investigation into the stun gun maker and have expanded the probe into new activities. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had opened an informal probe of the company over statements about the safety of its stun guns and a distribution deal struck in December 2004. That probe's status has now been upgraded to a formal investigation, allowing the SEC to subpoena...

2005-08-15 10:16:47

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Taser International Inc. said on Monday that its stun guns had allowed police to avoid using deadly force in 14 cases in a recent study, the company's latest bid to rebut the weapon's critics. Taser shares gained more than 6 percent in morning trading, hitting a two-week high after the company announced the field study by police in Columbus, Ohio. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based company said the six-month study supported its claim that its high-voltage weapon...

2005-08-15 07:44:08

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Taser International Inc. said on Monday that a field study by police in Columbus, Ohio, had found that its stun guns were successfully used to avert potential deadly-force incidents in 14 cases. Taser said in 12 of those cases, Columbus police used its stun gun to prevent an attempted suicide. The six-month study also recorded a 25 percent drop in citizen complaints about excessive use of force. Taser shares were up 3.1 percent in premarket trading on the Inet...

2005-08-10 14:34:43

LONDON (Reuters) - Quick-footed criminals hoping to avoid the debilitating shock of a police stun gun could soon be facing a more exacting foe -- the electric bullet. Stun guns, like the Taser, fire small spears joined to the hand piece with wires. The spears discharge an electric shock and incapacitate the target, but such weapons have a limited range of up to about 30 feet (10 meters). The United States Department of Homeland Security is seeking alternatives with broader uses like light...

2005-08-10 14:30:00

LONDON -- Quick-footed criminals hoping to avoid the debilitating shock of a police stun gun could soon be facing a more exacting foe -- the electric bullet. Stun guns, like the Taser, fire small spears joined to the hand piece with wires. The spears discharge an electric shock and incapacitate the target, but such weapons have a limited range of up to about 30 feet (10 meters). The United States Department of Homeland Security is seeking alternatives with broader uses like light lasers or...

2005-07-20 16:00:00

LONDON -- Scientists are questioning the safety of a Star Wars-style riot control ray gun due to be deployed in Iraq next year. The Active Denial System weapon, classified as "less lethal" by the Pentagon, fires a 95-gigahertz microwave beam at rioters to cause heating and intolerable pain in less than five seconds. The idea is people caught in the beam will rapidly try to move out of it and therefore break up the crowd. But New Scientist magazine reported on Wednesday that during tests...


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