Attorney Ronald E. Johnson of Schachter & Hendy concentrates on legal issues regarding defective medical devices. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that the ZOLL AED Plus Defibrillator was recently recalled because it was defective. The medical device was manufactured by ZOLL Medical Corporation from May 2004 through February 2009 and distributed from May 2004 through February 9, 2009. It is possible that between 80,000 to 180,000 units are affected.
The ZOLL AED Plus Defibrillator is used by emergency or medical personnel to treat patients who are undergoing cardiac arrest. It analyzes an unconscious person's heart rhythm and delivers an electrical shock to the heart to restore a normal heart rhythm. The defective device has a problem with the battery and is considered a Class 1 recall -- the most serious type of recall and involves situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious injury or death. By contacting the ZOLL company, consumers can download the correct software for the battery. For more information, contact http://www.ZOLLAEDPlusbatteryhelp.com.