Have you received a letter from the manufacturer of your AED? Don’t worry just yet! A recall does not necessarily mean that you must stop using your AED or return it to the manufacturer. It could be that your AED simply needs to be checked or updated. If your product is actually recalled, the manufacturer will send a letter that will include specific instructions on what you must do regarding the device.
It is very important to make sure your AED is maintained and functional in case of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). When the manufacturer is presented with an issue they are required to compose a plan of action called a recall strategy. A recall strategy will provide a plan of how to proceed with addressing the severity of the recall, providing a public warning, and performing effectiveness checks. Manufacturers must report to the FDA a correction or removal of product if it puts others health at risk. The recall can end if the FDA determines that the problem has been removed or corrected.
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