FDA issues AED recall
Washington – The Food and Drug Administration has announced a recall of certain automated external defibrillators due to a defective component.
The defect could cause the AED to fail during a rescue attempt, and the unit’s self-test may not detect the impending failure of the component, FDA said.
The AEDs were made and sold between July 1, 2011, and Dec. 20, 2011. Affected models include:
- Powerheart 9300A, 9300E, 9300P, 9390A and 9390E
- CardioVive 92532 and 92533
- CardioLife 9200G and 9231
- GE Responder and Responder Pro
- Nihon-Kohden AEDs
FDA said customers should contact the manufacturer to return the device for repair.