MRL/Welch Allyn AED 20 Automatic External Defibrillators
Audience: Emergency Services personnel and risk managers
[Posted 09/18/2007] FDA issued a Class I recall for MRL/Welch Allyn AED 20 Automatic External Defibrillators manufactured between October 2003 and January 2005, serial numbers 205787 through 207509. These devices are used by emergency or medical personnel to treat adult and pediatric patients in cardiopulmonary arrest (heart attack). The recalled devices may display a "Defib Comm" error message on the device display during use which may result in a terminal failure of the device to analyze the patient's ECG and deliver the appropriate therapy.
FDA advises healthcare professionals and patients to stop using the recalled product and contact the manufacturer for a replacement.
[September 18, 2007 - Recall Notice - FDA]