Recall of Device Recall LIFEPAK 500

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 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
    Defibrillator automated external biphasic - Product Code MKT
  • Reason
    Reduced shock- the device may deliver 100 joule (j) to a patient, which is less than the recommended factory minimum default setting of 200 j.
  • Action
    On June 13, 2007 the recalling firm sent a letter dated June 11, 2007, titled URGENT - MEDICAL DEVICE CORRECTIVE ACTION. The letter advises of the situation, recommends to the consignee to set defibrillator to FIXED Sequence Protocol and to contact the firm for a FLEXIBLE Sequence Energy Protocol. The letter provides an instruction sheet and a response sheet to be faxed back to the company.


  • Model / Serial
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
  • Product Description
    biphasic LIFEPAK 500 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) with software version 4.4 or lower; Part Nos. 3011790-XXXXXX, D3100790-XXXXXX, and U3011790-XXXXXX . (XXXX indicates various non-contiguous numbers)
  • Manufacturer


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