Recall of Device Recall LIFEPAK

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Medtronic Emergency Response Systems, Inc..

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 1
  • 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
    Potential to not detect patients at the low end of the patient impedance range.
  • Action
    On 2/3/05 the firm issued a 'Medical Device Correction' letter dated January 2005 to their customers. The letter advised customers of the issue and stated a representative from the firm would visit each facility to update affected unit. On 2/25/05 a nationwide press release was issued. On 3/1/05 the firm began telephoning each customer, this was followed by another letter titled MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL. The letter advises of the issue and recommends defibrillators remain in service when no alternative is available until the unit can be corrected. Each unit will be replaced or corrected. On 4/22/05 the firm issued another letter, via certified mail return receipt, expanding their recall. Letter was issued to all customers affected by the expansion of the recall. On 4/22/05 the firm issued a press release advising of the expansion of the recall. The firm's web site also provides a listing of affected units.


  • Model / Serial
    Serial numbers - various, noncontiguous Part numbers - 3005400-XXX, D3005400-XXX, U3005400-XXX
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Devices were distributed to 750 domestic consignees dn 16 international consignees.
  • Product Description
    LIFEPAK 500 AED.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Medtronic Emergency Response Systems, Inc., 11811 Willows Rd Ne, Redmond WA 98052-2003
  • Source