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Class 2 Device Recall 9131 Defibrillator Electrodes

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  Class 2 Device Recall 9131 Defibrillator Electrodes see related information
Date Initiated by Firm January 14, 2016
Date Posted March 09, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 21, 2016
Recall Number Z-0829-2016
Recall Event ID 72824
510(K)Number K102496  
Product Classification Automated external defibrillators (non-wearable) - Product Code MKJ
Product 9131-001 Defibrillation Electrodes, Lot No. 141125-02
Used in Powerheart G3 9300A, 9300E, 9300P, 9390A, and 9390E AEDs
Cardiac Science 9131 Defibrillation Electrodes are single use and intended to be used in conjunction with Cardiac Science automatic external defibrillators (AED) to monitor and deliver defibrillation energy to the patient. The electrodes are intended for short term use (<8 hours) and must be used before the expiration date listed on the packaging. The AED electrodes are used for emergency treatment of cardiac arrest patients over 8 years of age or greater than 55 pounds. The user assesses the patient s condition and confirms that the patient is unconscious, pulseless and is not breathing prior to applying the electrodes to the skin.
Code Information Lot No. 141125-02
Recalling Firm/
Cardiac Science Corporation
N7 W22025 Johnson Dr
Waukesha WI 53186-1856
For Additional Information Contact Technical Support
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Defibrillation electrodes may increase electrical impedance over time. If impedance becomes too high, the AED will fail the electrode self-test and it will not be Rescue Ready, the AED STATUS INDICATOR will be RED and the AED will beep. This is normal behavior when the impedance limit is exceeded. The high impedance electrodes require replacement.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action Cardiac Science sent an Urgent: Voluntary Medical Device Recall letter dated January 2016 starting on January 14, 2014. The letters were either addressed to Distributor or Customer. The letter described the problem and the product involved in the recall. Requested consignees to replace any electrodes from the lot 141125-02 and return them to Cardiac Science. Furthermore, it advised consignees to contact their customers or members of their facilities who need to be made aware by providing a copy of the notification letter and replacement electrodes if they were a distributor. For questions contact Cardiac Science Technical Support at 1-800-426-0337, option 1 in USA or +1-262-953-3500 OUS or via e-mail a9131cardiacscience.com. For questions regarding this recall call 800-426-0337.
Quantity in Commerce 10,943
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US all states including PR except ND & RI. International Distribution to Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland , Israel, Lebanon, Malaysia, Malta, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = MKJ and Original Applicant = CARDIAC SCIENCE CORPORATION