Important Reminder from FDA: Defective AEDs Recalled

Posted by Sarah Showard | Mar 05, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is reminding owners of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) to check whether their devices are subject to a Jaunary recall.  Certain AEDs contain a defective component that could cause the AED to not delvier defibrillation.  Because of the seriousness of this issue the agency has classified this recall as class I, the most serious category of device safety action.

Affected devices include:

-Cardiac Science's Powerheart (models 9300A, 9300E, 9300P,9390A, and 9390E)

-CardioVive (92532 and 92533)

-CardioLife (9200G(9200G and 9231)

-GE (Responder and Responder Pro

-Nihon-Kohden AEDs

Affected customers should contact the manufacturer immediately to arrange a return of the device.  The manufacturers will install the needed hardware correction or replace the device at no charge to the customer.

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Sarah Showard

Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990. Sarah has a son, Benjamin, who recently graduated from The Gregory School and will attend ASU in the fall, with future plans to attend law school and eventually join Showard Law Firm. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and spending time in Sonoita with her husband Peter.


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