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Defibrillators Could Fail, Recall Warns

Law360 (September 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Medical device maker Welch Allyn Co. has recalled about 1,700 automatic external defibrillators in response to reports that the devices did not deliver the appropriate shocks.

Welch Allyn subsidiary Protocol Inc. initiated its worldwide recall of AEDs manufactured between October 2003 and January 2005 after it received 21 complaints claiming that the devices had malfunctioned.

The withdrawal started on Aug. 24, according to a notice the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued on Tuesday to all emergency services personnel.

This recall comes just over a year...
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