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Welch Allyn launches Class I recall

This article was originally published in The Silver Sheet

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Welch Allyn has recalled 1,794 AED 10 automated external defibrillators because of a possibility that the devices may fail to deliver appropriate shocks for resuscitation. AED 10s manufactured at the firm's Beaverton, Ore., facility between March 29, 2007, and Aug. 9, 2007, may contain defective capacitors affecting a patient's ECG reading. The firm, which launched the recall Oct. 26, says no adverse events have occurred as a result of the error. The Class I recall comes on the heels of the firm's Aug. 24 Class I recall of its AED 20 automated external defibrillators, and previous Class I recalls for the AED 20 in June 2006 and May 2005

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