Alert: Defibrillator Electrode Incompatibility

The FDA has announced that Covidien has notified customers that its Medi-Trace Cadence and Kendall Multi-function Defibrillation Electrodes are not compatible with Philips FR3 and FRx Defibrillators, and will not connect to them.  Since the incompatibility may not be obvious until the Defibrillator is used and fails to function, the FDA recommends that healthcare providers check their defibrillators and electrodes for compatibility before the need to use them arises.  For details see http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm418644.htm.

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