AED manufacturer issues product recall

We are seeing another recall of a life saving medical device. This is just another in a long list of recent recalls.

AED manufacturer issues product recall, software update Cardiac Science Corp. on Feb. 3 announced a voluntary recall after determining approximately 12,200 of its automated external defibrillators may not deliver an electric shock during resuscitation attempts.

A company press release said Cardiac Science found the problem through its internal quality systems and has not received any complaints. The affected AEDs were manufactured or serviced between Oct. 19, 2009, and Jan. 15, 2010, and include the following models:

* Powerheart 9300A, 9300E, 9300P, 9390A, 9390E
* CardioVive 92532
* CardioLife 9200G and 9231

According to a press release, AEDs manufactured between August 2003 and August 2009 may have resistors that fail and go undetected by periodic self-tests, which could render the AED unable to deliver a shock during a rescue attempt.

The affected models are:
* Powerheart 9300A, 9300C, 9300D, 9300E, 9300P, 9390A, 9390E
* CardioVive 92531, 92532, 92533