Safety Alert Number 1006344



Defibtech Announces a Voluntary Recall of DBP-2800
Battery Packs used in the Lifeline AED® and ReviveR AEDTM
Contact:
Technical Support:
Tel: 1-877-453-4507, 1-203-453-4507
Media Inquiries:
Ray Valek,
Tel: 708-352-8695
ray@defibtech.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 03, 2010 - Guilford, CT – Defibtech, LLC, is initiating a voluntary recall
of 5,418 DBP-2800 Battery Packs used in the Lifeline AED® and ReviveR AEDTM (semi-automatic external
defibrillators). This recall affects all DBP- 2800 Battery Packs shipped prior to June 4, 2007. In rare instances,
when the AED is used with an affected battery pack, the AED may falsely detect an error condition during charging
for a shock, then cancel charge and not provide therapy. Defibtech determined the need for this recall after learning
of four reports from end users of this malfunction during patient use. The company has identified recommendations for the end customer to follow until the battery pack has been
corrected, which allows the battery pack to remain in service. A copy of these recommendations is being mailed
to all affected customers. This customer notification, as well as instructions on determining whether a battery
pack is affected, can also be found on the www.defibtech.com/batteryFA web page. For additional information
regarding this recall, please refer to the above referenced web page, contact your distributor, or contact Defibtech at
techsupport@defibtech.com, 1-877-453-4507 or 1- 203-453-4507. Defibtech will provide customers with a free battery pack update card to address this issue for all affected battery
packs. The correction to the battery pack will be able to be performed at the location where the battery pack is
deployed using any DDU-100 series AED and a Defibtech supplied battery pack update card. The battery pack
update is expected to be available within the next two weeks. The DBP-2800 battery packs affected by this recall have been distributed globally to fire departments, EMS, health
clubs, schools, and other organizations. The affected battery packs are used in AEDs which can be identified by the
words "Lifeline AED®" and "ReviveR AEDTM" on the front of the device. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that this action is a Class I recall. Any adverse reactions
experienced with the use of this product and/or quality problems should also be reported to the FDA's MedWatch
Program by phone at 1-800- FDA-1088, or on the MedWatch website at www.fda.gov/medwatch.