Medtronic Recalls Fatally Flawed Defibrillators

Law360, New York (September 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Medtronic Inc. has announced that it has completed an urgent recall of almost 250 defective portable Lifepak external heart defibrillators.

The company said there had been one patient-related complaint about the defibrillator. The company initiated the recall on Aug. 28 and had notified every affected customer of the defect as of Sept 2.

The medical device giant said Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had given the voluntary recall its highest classification, meaning there was a “reasonable probability of serious adverse health consequences or...
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