Physio-Control recalls 14.2k defibrillator electrodes over packaging issues

Physio-Control, a Redmond, Wash.-based provider of external defibrillators and emergency medical response products, recalled about 14,200 electrodes due to packaging issues, according to a Food and Drug Administration safety alert.

The recall applies to specific lots of the company's Infant/Child Reduced Energy Defibrillation Electrodes manufactured by Cardinal Health. While the electrodes function normally, their packaging contains instructional images detailing incorrect electrode placement for infants. Such electrode positioning could cause serious injury or death if used on an individual.

Physio-Control is notifying customers of the recall, providing them with correct instructions for electrode placement and offering replacement products for all unused electrodes.

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