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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Laerdal CM 100-Heartstart Adapter Cable

Audience: Emergency healthcare professionals and Cardiologists

Laerdal Medical Corporation and FDA notified healthcare professionals of a voluntary recall of all lots of CM 100-Heartstart Adapter Cable, Cat. No. 920650 (Adapter Cable). Wires within the defibrillator adapter cables are susceptible to breakage that prevented delivery of defibrillation shocks. The test method described in the defibrillator instructions for use will not detect internal breaks in the adapter cables. Use of these Adapter Cables should be discontinued.

[May 13, 2005 - Recall Notice - FDA]
[April 28, 2005 - Press Release - Laerdal]