Wednesday, April 15, 2009

AED Recall

The following information was provided today in an email from the U.S. Fire Administration.

"Medical Device Recall: ZOLL AED Plus Defibrillator

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reporting the following medical device recall:

Product: ZOLL AED Plus Defibrillator. This product was manufactured from May 2004 through February 2009 and distributed from May 2004 through February 9, 2009.

Use: This device is used by emergency or medical personnel, by others who have completed CPR AED training courses, or the public at large. It is intended to treat patients in cardiac arrest. The device analyzes an unconscious patient’s heart rhythm and instructs the user to press a button that delivers an electrical shock to the heart to restore a normal heart rhythm.

Reason for Recall: The AED failed to deliver the defibrillation energy. "

Additional information can be found at:

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