Philips is recalling HeartStart FR2 automated external defibrillators due to a memory chip failure that could cause the device to malfunction.
There have been no reports of any injury associated with the recalled devices. The defects were found during internal tests, according to the company.
Defibrillators are used by healthcare workers to help restart a patient’s heart when they suffer sudden cardiac arrest.
The recall involves FR2 AEDs, with the following model numbers: M3860A and M3861A. Also involved in the recall are devices distributed by Laerdal Medical with model numbers: M3840A and M3841A.
Customers can use the serial number look-up tool on the Philips Web site — http://www.philips.com/FR2PlusAction — to find out if their FR2" is part of this recall.
The company has notified the FDA of its recall.