Physio-Control announced a voluntary field action for the LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillator, due to reported instances where the device has shut down unexpectedly during patient treatment. The company has determined that this issue is a result of wear and subsequent oxidation formation between the battery and device electrical contacts.
The company is advising customers to immediately remove and reinstall the battery from their LIFEPAK 1000 device(s), and implement a weekly schedule of battery removal and reinstallation until a solution is available. The removal and reinstallation of the battery will clean the contacts of oxidation and will reduce the likelihood of this issue from occurring.
See the FDA’s press release for more details.