Over 14-Thousand external AED 10 and MRL JumpStart defibrillators have been recalled after 39 reports of incidents, including two deaths.
These recalled defibrillator models may produce low-energy shock, electromagnetic noise interference, or shutdown unexpectedly – which could prevent patients and first responders from helping a patient in cardiac arrest. This could lead to death.
Welch Allyn, the company behind this defibrillator recall, says patients should keep their AED 10 or MRL JumpStart external defibrillators until they have received replacements because the chances of malfunction are low.
For more information, consumers can contact the Welch Allyn at 888-345-5356. If you have experienced an incident in which your defibrillator has failed or malfunctioned you should report it to the FDA immediately.