The Institute of Medical Emergency Preparedness (IMEP) has provided the Dental Economics Web site with the following AED Recall information from an urgent eAlert the IMEP sent to its members:
FDA and Welch Allyn have notified health-care professionals and consumers of a nationwide Class I recall of 14,054 AED 10 and MRL JumpStart external defibrillators manufactured between Oct. 3, 2002, and Jan. 25, 2007.
These devices may experience low energy shock, unexpected device shutdown, and/or susceptibility to electromagnetic noise interference. If such issues arise, it may prevent defibrillation of a patient in cardiac arrest and could lead to death.
Class 1 recalls are the most serious type of recall and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of the product will cause serious injury or death.
See the Recall Notice for additional instructions and contact information at recall notice.
IMEP has a long-standing relationship with Dental Economics through its five-article series published in DE on Medical Emergency Preparedness.
To learn more about IMEP, visit Institute of Medical Emergency Preparedness.
To read more about Welch Allyn, go to Welch Allyn.
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