FDA issues warning about dangerous defibrillators - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/27/10

FDA issues warning about dangerous defibrillators

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By Karin McCay| email

Edited by Kristin Beerman | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about external defibrillators after reports that some don't work in an emergency.

In fact, the FDA says they've found that 14 of the models may not give the shock that's needed to jump-start a failing heart.  All the devices included in the warning are manufactured by the same company Washington-based Cardiac Science Corporation.

The company actually issued a recall a few months ago, but now, the FDA has learned there are many more models involved affecting as many as 300,000 ads in public use.

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