Cardiac Science to replace recalled AEDs
Cardiac Science Corp. recently announced it will replace approximately 24,000 automated external defibrillators used by first responders and certain medical facilities as part of a recall dating back to November 2009.
AEDs are likely to be used more frequently by first responders and medical facilities, which may increase the probability of malfunction during a rescue attempt, according to a press release from the Bothell, WA-based company. First priority will be given to police, fire and ambulance workers.
Cardiac Science said other customers affected by the recall only require the previously announced software update, which improves the AED's self-test capabilities and detection of the component issue linked to possible machine failure.