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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of January 16, 2013

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Product Detail

Product Description Philips HeartStart FRx 861304 Automated External Defibrillator Manufactured by Philips Medical Systems, Seattle, WA 98121 USA; and Laerdal branded FRx 861305 The FRx Defibrillator is intended to treat ventricular fibrillation, the most common cause of sudden cardiac arrest. Using voice prompts, light emitting diodes (LEDs) and buttons, the user is guided through the response. The FRx uses a SMART biphasic, impedance compensating exponential waveform to deliver a nominal 150 J to adults and nominal 50 J to infants/children.
Recall Number Z-0642-2013
Classification Class II
Code Info 1)Philips brand FRx Model Number 861304 under 510(k) K050004, sold nationally and Internationally, Serial numbers range from BO4L-00001 through B12F-00286 and represents 181,226 devices; 2) Laerdal brand FRx Model Number 861305 unfrt 510(k) K050004, sold nationally and Internationally, serial numbers range from B04L-00013 through B12E-04135 and represents 20,372 devices. Please note the serial number range represents first and last serial number for each model. Serial numbers are not continguous.
Product Distributed Qty 201,598
Reason For Recall Philips determined that it is important to clarify information in the Owner's Manual and keep customers informed about the maintenance of their FRx (models 861304 and 861305), OnSite (models M5066A and M5067A), or HeartStart Home (model M5068A) automated external defibrillators (AEDs) shipped between December 2005 and July 2012. Philips had determined there is a need to emphasize the importance of all owners contacting their local Philips representative if an affected FRx or HS1 AED has emitted a pattern of triple chirps. If the device is emitting a pattern of triple chirps, it is a signal that the defibrillator's behavior needs to be investigated by Philips.

Event Detail

Event Id 63030
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Philips Medical Systems North America Co. Phillips
City Bothell
State WA
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-07-26
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and the countries of Japan and Malaysia.