Recall of Device Recall automated external defibrillator

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Philips Medical Systems.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Automated External Defibrillators (Non-Wearable) - Product Code MKJ
  • Reason
    A potential exists for a component failure, which, if it occurs, could result in the inability to deliver therapy.
  • Action
    On September 28, 2009 Philips issued a nationwide press release. On October 1, 2009 the firm issued notification letters to consignees arranging for the return and replacement of the affected units. The firm also set up a page on their website with a serial number look-up tool. For further information or support concerning this issue, customers are asked to contact Philips at 1.800.263.3342 or visit for the serial number look-up list, answers to frequently asked questions, directions for the battery insertion test, and the replacement AED selection form.


  • Model / Serial
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Domestic and Worldwide distribution to: United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, China, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates.
  • Product Description
    Heartstart FR2+ automated external defibrillator Models M3860A and M3840A are equipped with an ECG Module. M3860A is under the Philips label and M3840A is under the Laerdal label.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Philips Medical Systems, 2301 5th Ave Ste 200, Seattle WA 98121
  • Source