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Public access defibrillator recalled due to power/battery defect

Another public access cardiac defibrillator model is being recalled by the manufacturer due to a defect that could delay or prevent treatment to a patient during a cardiac event. The recall comes six months after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed more oversight for makers of emergency external defibrillators due to dozens of recalls of the devices and about 45,000 reports of device failures in the past seven years. Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are life-saving devices that send a jolt of electric current to the heart of individuals who are unconscious and suffering from cardiac arrest. The jolt is ... Read More