Tag: defibrillator

St. Jude Recalls Defibrillators for Battery Hazard

St. Jude Recalls Defibrillators for Battery Hazard

St. Jude Medical has announced a Class I recall for approximately 175,625 implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) because the battery can run out too soon and require emergency surgery or cause death.

/ February 14, 2018
Failure of Zoll LifeVest 4000 Defibrillator Linked to Death

Failure of Zoll LifeVest 4000 Defibrillator Linked to Death

At least 1 person has died when their Zoll LifeVest 4000 wearable defibrillator failed to deliver a life-saving shock in an emergency, according to an FDA Safety Communication about the device.

/ February 2, 2018

FDA: Bad Batteries on St. Jude Defibrillators Run Out in 24 Hrs

After two deaths, St. Jude and the FDA warn that bad batteries on nearly 400,000 implantable cardiac defibrillators can run out in 24 hours.

/ October 11, 2016