Safety Alert Number 0903235


Defibrillators recalled after reported incidents


Welch Allyn is recalling about 14,000 external defibrillators after 39 reported incidents, including two that involved
patient deaths. The recall, announced March 10, involves 14,054 AED 10 and MRL JumpStart external defibrillators
made between October 3, 2002 and January 25, 2007. The Beaverton, Oregon company says there is a remote chance
the devices, available through prescription, may produce low-energy shock, shutdown unexpectedly, or be susceptible
to electromagnetic noise interference. The issues might prevent defibrillation of a patient in cardiac arrest and could
lead to death, the company said in a statement. The company had received 20 instances of low-energy shock, eight
instances of electromagnetic noise interference, and 11 instances of the device unexpectedly shutting down. Welch Allyn AED 10 Recall Information
Important Notice for All Welch Allyn AED 10 Customers
If you purchased a Welch Allyn AED10 or MRL JumpStart defibrillator, your product may be subject to the voluntary
recall we initiated on February 25, 2009. Depending upon the date of manufacture, your unit may have a remote
chance of having one or more of the following problems:
Low Energy Shock
Electromagnetic Noise Interference
Unexpected Shutdown During Use
Blown Fuse
Loss of Voice Prompts
Shutdown in Cold Temperatures


To determine if your device is subject to this recall, you can use the serial number lookup tool, or you can look for the
product's serial number in each of the attached documents below associated with the respective recall issue categories. http://www.welchallyn.com/support/customer/AED_lookup.jsp