Thursday, March 12, 2009

Welch Allyn Recall Defibrillators

Welch Allyn, a medical/healthcare products company with its headquarters in Skaneateles, NY is recalling about 14,000 external defibrillators after 39 reported incidents, including two that involved patient deaths.

The recall, involves 14,054 AED 10 and MRL JumpStart external defibrillators made between Oct. 3, 2002, and Jan. 25, 2007. - says there is a remote chance the devices, available through prescription, may produce low-energy shock, shutdown unexpectedly or be susceptible to electromagnetic noise interference.

The company is denying knowledge that its product has contributed to the 2 deaths. Apparently customers are to keep their units in use until they receive replacements from Welch Allyn.