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FDA Recalls Some Defibrillator Battery Packs

Posted by Jane Akre
Friday, June 11, 2010 11:01 AM EST
Category: In The Workplace
Tags: FDA, Recall, Defibrillator, Defective Product

Defibrillator Battery Pack Recall


IMAGE SOURCE: Model number of defibrillators recalled/ Defibtech Web site

Some external defibrillator battery packs made by Defibtech LLC are being recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

5,418 DBP-2800 battery packs may have a defect that has them detecting an error when none exists then deliver a shock and cancel the charge.

There were four reports to the company about battery packs that malfunctioned.

This is a Class I recall, which the FDA designates as a recall initiated because of the reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.

The batteries are used in the Lifeline AED and Revive AED model of defibrillator. All DBP-2800 units shipped before June 4, 2007 are included in the recall. This particular model can be found in fire departments, EMS units, schools, and health clubs.

The battery pack label identifies the type and model.

Owners are advised to let the battery pack remain in service until they receive recommendations from the company or you can go online for the instructions.

Defibtech will provide users with a free battery pack update card which will allow customers to address the affected battery packs. Expect the update to be available within two weeks.

Contact the company at 877-453-4507 or 203-453-4507. #

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