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4May 2014

Potentially Faulty Defibrillators – Safety Notice

First aiders in shopping centres, railway stations, dental surgeries and other public places are asked to identify if they have a specific defibrillator that could potentially give incorrect advice to anyone using it to give CPR to someone having heart problems.

The defibrillator – called the Samaritan® PAD 500P defibrillator made by Heartsine Technologies Ltd – has a software fault that may incorrectly advise the user to ‘push slower’ during CPR when, in fact, the CPR rate is at an acceptable level.