Recently, Cardiac Science Corporation issued a voluntary recall of 12,000 automatic external defibrillators (AEDs). According to the manufacturer, these recalled devices may fail during a resuscitation attempt. The recalled models, manufactured between October 19, 2009 and January 15, 2010, include the following: Powerheart 9300A, 9300E, 9390A, 9390E; CardioVive 92532; CardioLife 9200G, 9231. During internal quality testing, Cardiac Science Corporation discovered a manufacturing error that may cause device failure under certain conditions. The recalled AEDs should be immediately removed from service. According to the manufacturer, recalled AEDs will be replaced free of charge, as soon as new models are available.
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