AED Recall - Cardiac Science

AED Recall - Cardiac Science

Cardiac Science Automated External Defibrillators (Powerheart, Cardiovive, CardioLife models): Recall

CardiacScience Corporation and FDA notified healthcare professionals andconsumers of a recall because the automated external defibrillator (AED)may not be able to deliver therapy during a cardiac resuscitationattempt, which may lead to serious adverse events or death. These AEDswere manufactured in a way that makes them potentially susceptible tofailure under certain conditions. Each of the approximately 12,200devices affected in this recall can be confirmed at the Cardiac ScienceWeb site, http://www.cardiacscience.com/services-support/service-announcements-and-upgrades/voluntary-recall.php .

Theaffected AEDs were manufactured or serviced between October 19, 2009and January 15, 2010 and include the following models - Powerheart9300A, 9300E, 9300P, 9390A, 9390E, CardioVive 92532 and CardioLife 9200Gand 9231. Each affected AED should immediately be removed from servicesince it may not deliver the expected therapy.

For more information please click on the link to the FDA below or visit the Links page of our website.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm200123.htm

Sally Schoessler

Executive Director

New York Statewide School Health Services Center

43 Turner Drive

Spencerport, NY 14559

Phone: 585.349.7630

Fax: 585.352.9131