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TO: DDS Regional Directors, STS Director, CTH Coordinators, Private Providers, CO Quality Management Personnel
FROM: David Carlow, DDS Director of Health Services and Daniel A. Micari, Director, Quality Management Services
DATE: April 9, 2009
RE: MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL ADVISORY:  ZOLL AED Plus Defibrillator recall because device may fail to deliver shock, could result in failure to resuscitate patient during sudden cardiac arrest
Medical Device Recall Advisory
ZOLL Medical Corporation and FDA notified healthcare professionals of a Class 1 recall of ZOLL AED Plus Defibrillators distributed from May, 2004 through February 9, 2009.  The recall was initiated because the device may fail to deliver a defibrillation shock, which could result in failure to resuscitate a patient during treatment of sudden cardiac arrest.  On February 12 and March 31, 2009, the company sent their distributors and customers recall letters with recommendations and instructions for customers on specific steps to mitigate the identified problems with this device. See the Zoll letter at link below for details.

Read the complete MedWatch 2009 Safety Summary, including links to the FDA notice and the Zoll customer letter at:

Please ensure those responsible are aware of this medical device recall advisory.  Per the direction of the DDS Director of Health Services all agencies (public and private) should forward this information to their nursing staff.  Any questions regarding this medication advisory should be directed to David Carlow, DDS Director of Health Services at (860) 418-6083.