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Welch Allyn recalls external defibrillators

Device Regulation Alert: Safety, Compliance and Reimbursement News, March 30, 2009

Welch Allyn’s AED 10 and MRL JumpStart external defibrillators may experience low energy shock, unexpected device shutdown, and/or susceptibility to electromagnetic noise interference, prompting the company to issue a worldwide recall.

U.S. customers may

  • Exchange their Welch Allyn AED 10 for a like device at no cost
  • Purchase a new AED 10 directly from Welch Allyn, with a standard five-year warranty, at a significantly reduced cost

Because the chance of malfunction is low, the company recommends patients continue to use the device until they receive a replacement. The company also said a low energy shock may still be clinically effective, and a full energy shock can follow a low energy shock.

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