Recall of LIFEPAK CR Plus

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 - Product Code MKJ
  • Reason
    Premature battery depletion due to electrical component failure.
  • Action
    Per request from Japan, the firm initiated action on 10/5/06 replacing the devices in Japan with new devices. On 3/2/07 the firm issued a Safety Alert letter dated February 2007 to consignees (with the exception of Japan), advising that the defibrillators have an identified, lead-free component that is susceptible to failure within the first 250 days after manufacture. Failure of this component might cause a short that will drain the battery and eventually render the device inoperative. The letter further states that the firm strongly recommends that the consignee immediately and on a regular basis, inspect their defibrillator(s) per the LIFEPAK CR Plus/EXPRESS Operating Instructions - Section 5 Caring for the Defibrillator. The letter also provides a website to allow consignees to enter their device serial number(s) to determine if their LIFEPAK CR Plus/LIFEPAK EXPRESS are included in the action. This recall strategy is subject to modification pending the performance of devices remaining on the market.


  • Model / Serial
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Distribution is worldwide. The device is designed for non-professional users and are primarily used in public access defibrillator environments such as airports, schools, and public libraries.
  • Product Description
    LIFEPAK CR Plus defibrillator
  • Manufacturer


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