Defibtech LLC commenced a voluntary recall of battery packs for two of its automated external defibrillators.
The recall applies to 5,418 of the company’s DBP-2800 battery packs for its Lifeline AED and ReviveR AEDTM semi-automatic external defibrillators shipped prior to June 4, 2007.
AEDs powered by the affected battery packs had the tendency to falsely detect an error condition and subsequently canceled defibrillation therapy.
Guilford, Conn.-based Defibtech said it will provide affected customers with an update card to address the problem on-site in the next two weeks.
The company set up a webpage to help customers determine whether their defibrillator is affected by the recall and is mailing recommendations to affected customers with instructions on how to deal with the AEDs until the fix arrives.