HeartSine Technologies issued a voluntary recall of some defibrillators models because of a defect that could lead to death.
The Belfast, U.K.-based medical device company said some of its older PDU 400 personal defibrillators were pulled because of a self-test defect that allows them to appear to be ready for use, despite having insufficient battery power.
The affected devices were manufactured and distributed between May 2008 and April 2011 and have serial numbers between 08P00001003 and 11P00007347, according to a press release.
It’s the company’s 2nd recall in as many years. HeartSine recalled its Samaritan 300/300P public access defibrillators in October 2012 over concerns that the devices fail to provide life-saving shock therapy due to a pair of battery defects.