(Note: Click here for the AED Recall from March 11, 2009)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Class I recall on MRL / Welch Allyn AED 20 Automatic External Defibrillators manufactured between October 2003 and January 2005.
The serial numbers for the recalled defibrillators are 205787 through 207509. The AED 20 Automatic External Defibrillator device is used by emergency or medical personnel to treat adult and pediatric patients during a heart attack. The recalled defibrillator medical devices may display a “Defib Comm” error message on the device display during use, which could result in a terminal failure of the device to analyze a patient’s ECG and deliver the appropriate therapy.
FDA advises heathcare professionals and patients to stop using the recalled defibrillators and contact their local Welch Allyn representative for a replacement at no cost while their unit is being serviced.
Welch Allyn Protocol, Inc.
8500 Sw Creekside Pl
Beaverton, OR 97008
Toll Free: 1-800-462-0777