Fire department/EMS AEDs recalled

07/01/2011
At the end of April, Defibtech, LLC initiated a worldwide voluntary recall of certain DDU-100 series semiautomatic external defibrillators (AEDs) sold under the Lifeline AED and Revive® AED brand names. The recall includes 65,885 AEDs distributed in the United States, some to fire departments and EMS organizations. The affected devices are DDU-100 Series AEDs shipped with 2.004 or earlier software.The units may, “in rare cases,” cancel shock during the charging process and not provide therapy, which may result in failure to resuscitate the patient. Based on field data, the manufacturer estimates that the odds of this happening are less than one in 400,000 per month for any...

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