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10 Medtech Recalls that Shocked the Industry—Covidien Defibrillation Electrodes

Covidien Defibrillation Electrodes

September 21, 2015

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10 Medtech Recalls that Shocked the Industry—Covidien Defibrillation Electrodes

A recall was initiated in September 2014 for Covidien defibrillation electrodes and electrodes made by Covidien and distributed by other brands. These electrodes are connected to automated external defibrillators to help shock the heart back into a normal rhythm. 

However, the electrodes named in the FDA recall announcement had a connector compatibility issue with the Philips FR3 and FRx Defibrillators. According to the recall notice, there were two injury reports, with one resuscitation delay that might have played a part in the patient's death.

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