Do I need laser goggles to operate the APEX/T10L?
No safety goggles needed for intended use, but like any other high output light, take care where you direct it. Never stare into the beam or hold in the face of someone else as such misuse can cause permanent retinal damage.
What does FDA laser hazard classifications mean?
The FDA recognizes four major hazard classes (I to IV) of lasers, including three subclasses (IIa, IIIa, and IIIb). The higher the class, the more powerful the laser is and the greater the potential to pose serious injury if used improperly. The labeling for Classes II–IV must include a warning symbol that states the class and the output power of the product. Roughly equivalent IEC classes are included for products labeled under the classification system of the International Electrotechnical Commission.