Cardiac Science Initiates AED Recall
Cardiac Science has notified the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it is initiating a worldwide voluntary recall after determining that approximately 12,200 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) may not be able to deliver therapy during a resuscitation attempt, which may lead to serious adverse events or death.
The affected AEDs were manufactured or serviced between Oct. 19, 2009 and Jan. 15, and include the following models:
- Powerheart 9300A, 9300E, 9300P, 9390A, 9390E
- CardioVive 92532
- CardioLife 9200G and 9231
Each of the approximately 12,200 devices affected in this recall can be confirmed at the Cardiac Science website. Affected AEDs should immediately be removed from service since they may not deliver the expected therapy.
All affected AEDs will be replaced at no charge to the customer. Customers may contact the company at (888) 402-2484 within the United States. International customers can call +44.161.926.0011 or the local Cardiac Science representative. Customers can also e-mail the company for more information.
Source: Cardiac Science press release, issued Feb. 3