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LifePak 1000 mentioned in MHRA 18/5/17 - Users advised to check your batteries!

Posted on 19th May 2017

On the 18th of May at 3:01pm, GOV.UK issued a press release regarding the Lifepak 1000, urging Users to check their battery connection.

 
People and organisations should check public access defibrillators for a technical fault, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency advised today.

Click or copy and paste the link below to read the MHRA in full:-
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/faulty-defibrillator-users-urged-to-check-battery-connection
 

People and organisations should check if they have the defibrillator model, LIFEPAK 1000 Automatic External Defibrillators (AED), because a technical fault with some of them means they may not deliver an electric shock to the heart to someone who is in cardiac arrest.

This issue could potentially affect all LIFEPAK 1000 devices. There are 10,068 devices in the UK.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a Medical Device Alert.

The fault is due to intermittent connection between the battery and device contacts because of wear and subsequent corrosion between both components. This could fail to deliver a shock to resuscitate a patient.

If your device powers off unexpectedly, either during inspection or during patient treatment, immediately remove and reinstall your existing battery to restore power to the device. If power is not restored, you will need to purchase a replacement battery.

Euro Energy Resources Ltd are specialists in supplying medical batteries to the NHS, Private Healthcare, Parish Councils and Community Defib programs and have been established for over 35 years.

The battery required for the Lifepak 1000 is our part number 02107 (Physio-Control Lifepak 1000 Defib Battery, 11141-000100 Original Battery & Discharger).
 

To purchase your replacement battery call the Euro Energy Customer Services Team on +44 (0)116 2340567 or email info@euroenergy.co.uk today!!


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