Medtronic extends recall to 396 more AEDs (automated external defibrillators):
This article was originally published in Clinica
A voluntary recall of Medtronic Lifepak automated external defibrillators (AEDs) launched on February 24 has been extended to 396 additional devices. It said 396 monophasic Lifepak 500 devices manufactured in 1997 need to be updated or upgraded. Some devices may display a "connect electrodes" message and fail to analyse a patient's heart rhythm even when the electrodes are properly connected, thereby inhibiting defibrillation, said Medtronic. The device in question is used by first responders such as firefighters and police who are trained in CPR/AED use but do not have significant medical training.
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