The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a Class 1 recall for certain models of the HeartSine Samaritan 300/300P Public Access Defibrillator.
According to the FDA, the problematic models were manufactured and distributed from August, 2004, through January, 2011.
The problems with the devices are twofold.
Some of the devices have been found to intermittently turn on and off, which may eventually deplete the battery. Also, certain devices that contain early versions of the battery management software may misinterpret a temporary drop ...continue reading...