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Welch Allyn Pulls Defibrillators Over Low Shock Issues

Law360 (March 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Medical device maker Welch Allyn Co. has recalled roughly 14,000 external defibrillators because of malfunctions that can cause the machines to experience low energy shock and shut down unexpectedly.

New York-based Welch Allyn announced the recall for its AED 10 and MRL Jumpstart external defibrillators on March 11, shortly after notifying customers by mail that there had been problems with the devices. The affected units were manufactured between October 3, 2002, and July 11, 2005, the company said.

According to Welch Allyn, the defibrillators have a...
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