Littmann Warranty Information

The Littmann Classic III is warranted against any defects in material and workmanship for a period of five (5) years. Within the warranty period, repairs will be made without charge upon the return of the stethoscope to 3M, except in cases of obvious abuse or accidental damage.

The Littmann Cardiology IV is warranted against any defects in material and workmanship for a period of seven (7) years. Within the warranty period, repairs will be made without charge upon the return of the stethoscope to 3M, except in cases of obvious abuse or accidental damage.

The Littmann Master Cardiology is warranted against any defects in material and workmanship for a period of seven (7) years. Within the warranty period, repairs will be made without charge upon the return of the stethoscope to 3M, except in cases of obvious abuse or accidental damage.

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Please note that damage to the diaphragm(s), ring(s) and tube is usually classified as “accidental damage”, and unfortunately not covered by Littmann’s warranty as it is not a defect in material and workmanship, unless clearly a manufacturing defect.

Stethoscopes should not be carried in direct contact to your skin or stored in heated environments such as your car in a warm day.  The tubes become damaged by aforementioned, thus perished tubes, although Littmann’s tubes is of high quality, is not covered by the warranty.

Diaphragm rings are very seldom hit accidentally against hard objects such as the floor when falling or cupboards when swinging the stethoscope around, which lets the plastic ring of the stethoscope burst on the side.  This is not a manufacturing defect but “accidental damage” which is also not covered by the warranty.

DJ Medquip has numerous replacement tubes and diaphragms for Littmann stethoscopes available at the best prices in South Africa.