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Old 07-03-2017, 01:45 AM
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I washed and dried a baby clothing item. I was unaware there was a RFID paper label/sticker stuck somewhere on the item. I found it after taking the clothing out of the drier. It was pretty mangled. I tried googling and can't seem to find anything. Could a small chip have become loose from this? It was not one of those plastic ones that say remove before washing/wearing. Actually it was a sticker, more like something that should be on a hard item like a CD. Is there any hazard to having laundered and dried this label with a baby item? I am very annoyed since this sticker was clearly hidden in the item and not protected in the event that it accidentally went into the washer/dryer. I don't know much about these RFID labels but I am thinking a chip in it became loose and is floating around in my washer/drier or become intertwined in some clothing.
And if it was a paper sticker RFID, is it safe to assume it did not include a battery?
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:35 AM
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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No, there's no battery. You're safe. Don't worry about this.
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Old 07-04-2017, 05:55 PM
Location: Diaspora
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It's nothing to worry about.
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Old 07-08-2017, 12:55 AM
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If referring to a paper label tag, if you found the paper still intact ( can be mangles to all ends and even ripped but still in one piece) you have recovered all of the tag. If you look at it under a strong light, you will see a dark pattern in the label, that's the unit. If the label is in multiple pieces and you have not recovered all of it, you should be able to shake out any left over pieces similar to if you washed a tiny piece of paper that fell apart in the wash. The rfid in the labels are so small and thin, they usually will just disintegrate into lint when washed.
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