Apparatus for and method of destroying syringe needles

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An apparatus and method of destroying syringe needles 15 comprises a pair of electrically conductive members 6, 7 adapted to receive a syringe needle therebetween to provide an electrical path between said electrically conductive members, a sufficient current flowing through the members to melt the syringe needle, At least one of the electrically conductive members 6, 7 is movable against the bias of spring 19 to enable movement of one of the electrodes towards the other to ensure complete destruction of the needle.

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