Defibtech DBP-2800 Battery Packs used in Lifeline AED and ReviveR AED: Recall
Audience: Emergency Medicine
[UPDATED 06/14/2010] Recall classified as Class I.
ISSUE: Defibtech, LLC, notified customers of a recall of 5,418 DBP-2800 Battery Packs used in the Lifeline AED and ReviveR AED (semi-automatic external defibrillators). When the AED is used with an affected battery pack, the AED may falsely detect an error condition during charging for a shock, then cancel charge and not provide therapy.
BACKGROUND: This recall affects all DBP-2800 Battery Packs shipped prior to June 4, 2007. The DBP-2800 battery packs affected by this recall have been distributed globally to fire departments, EMS, health clubs, schools, and other organizations.
RECOMMENDATION: The company has identified recommendations for the end customer to follow until the battery pack has been corrected, which allows the battery pack to remain in service. A copy of these recommendations is being mailed to all affected customers, and is available on the web at http://www.defibtech.com/batteryFA.