LIFEPAK® CR Plus Automatic External Defibrillator

Notice type: Advisory

Date: 19/07/2010


Product name or type:
LIFEPAK® CR Plus Automatic External Defibrillator


Manufacturer Or Supplier:

Target Audience:
General Practitioners 
General Public 
Community First Responder schemes 
Risk Managers 
Nursing Homes 
Sports clubs 

Problem Or Issue:
The potential for the LIFEPAK® CR Plus to not deliver therapy still exists due to a device upgrade that has not been completed on all of the affected devices on the Irish market.

Background Information Or Related Documents:
LIFEPAK® CR Plus AEDs manufactured between November 2006 and March 2008 may contain a faulty internal cable that may prevent the AED from powering on. Failure to power on will prevent delivery of therapy to a patient. Please see Attachment 1 for affected serial numbers of this device. 

The manufacturer issued a Field Safety Notice (FSN) to all affected Irish customers in August 2008 advising of the issue and initiated a field corrective action to correct the fault (Please see the attached FSN). However, despite their best effort, they have experienced problems locating all of the affected devices. 

In the view of the above, the IMB is issuing this safety notice to advise the users of LIFEPAK® CR Plus to locate their devices and check whether they have been upgraded in relation to this issue. 

LIFEPAK® CR Plus Automatic External Defibrillator Document

Actions To Be Taken:
1. Ensure the appropriate personnel are made aware of this notice. 

2. Identify affected LIFEPAK® CR Plus defibrillators (Please see Attachment 1 for affected serial numbers) 

3. Confirm if defibrillators have been upgraded by Oxygen Care (repair and servicing company for Physio-Control products in Ireland) in relation to this issue. 

4. If any of the affected defibrillators has not been upgraded, immediately contact Medtronic or Oxygen Care (see contact details below) to arrange the correction of the defibrillator, and follow the recommendations listed in the FSN. 

5. Perform regular monthly inspection as per LIFEPAK® CR Plus operating instructions AND verify that the voice prompt is heard at power on. 

6. If, at any time, the voice prompt is not heard or any other indicator displays bar “OK”, immediately contact Medtronic.

Further Information:
All adverse incidents relating to a medical device should be reported to the: 

Health Products Regulatory Authority
Kevin O’Malley House 
Earlsfort Centre 
Earlsfort Terrace 
Dublin 2 

Telephone: +353-1-6764971 
Fax: +353-1-6344033 

Enquiries should be addressed to: 


Medtronic Ltd 
Building 9 
Croxley Green Business Park 
Hatters Lane 
WD18 8WW 

Telephone: +44 1923 212213 

Repair and Servicing: 

Oxygen Care Ltd 
2 Holfeld Business Park
Co. Wicklow

Telephone: +353 (0)1 276 9700

Please Click Here to download a PDF version of the Saftey Notice
Please Click Here to download a PDF version of the Field Safety Notice
Please Click Here to Download a PDF attachment of Serial Numbers

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