Medical Device Alert | Defib: HeartStart XL+ - Risk of Failure

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Senior Health and Safety Adviser, Victoria Swift, for the attention of Schools in Slough.

Professional use defibrillator/monitor: all HeartStart XL+ (Model number 861290) - risk of failure to deliver therapy.


Manufactured by Philips - due to hardware or software issues (described in two separate FSNs) the device may fail to start, unexpectedly restart or deliver defibrillation therapy at the wrong energy level.


Please see attached document which details the actions required.



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