In the past year, all major AED manufacturers have made announcements that they are discontinuing some of their AED lines.
Older and those AEDs not shown on this FDA website or listing will no longer be supported (certain support deadlines have been announced) and need to be replaced due to the manufacturer ceasing or phasing out manufacturing of these AEDs or AED accessories in coming years. Manufacturing of certain accessories (depending on manufacturer) will remain. One thing to keep in mind as these deadlines move near is that accessory prices may increase for these AED owners as supplies diminish. It may not be worthwhile to invest in another round of batteries and pads, you may want to consider spending that money on a new AED that is manufacturer supported. Are you curious for a list of AEDs that are FDA-Approved as of today?
For example, if a Battery replacement cost is $390 for 4 yr life battery compare that to $900-$1000 for new AED with 4 yr battery and new pads under full warranty for next 7-10 years. The better investment is the upgrade to a new AED that is manufacturer supported and under full warranty. Especially if the battery replacement cost on that new device is under $150 every 4 years compared to almost $400 every 4 years!
However, be informed and make sure you understand your future AED accessory availability. Email us for deadline information.
Check out more detailed information below on the discontinued AEDs to see if you are affected!
|Powerheart AED (9200RD/9210RD)
|Firstsave AED (9200D/9210D)
|Firstsave AED G3 (9300C-001)
|Medtronic/Physio-Control LifePak 500 (Catalog numbers 99401-001083, 99401-001085, 99401-001087 and 99401-001089)
-Batteries and pads- call for deadline information or Email us.**Check on battery recycling programs to extend the life of your AED. Email us for more information.
|LIFEPAK 500 Nonrechargeable lithium sulfur dioxide (LiSO2) or lithium manganese dioxide (LiMnO2)battery pak|
|Heartstart FR2+ AED (M3860A/ M3861A)-Batteries and Pads call for deadline information or Email us.
**Check on battery recycling programs to extend the life of your AED. Email us for more information.
Laerdal Heartstart FR2+ (M3840A/M3841A)
Forerunner AED or FR2
-Batteries and Pads call for deadline information or Email us.**Check on battery recycling programs to extend the life of your AED. Email us for more information.
There are now FDA-approved AEDs available, and we encourage you to ensure your AED is FDA-approved; if it is not, we encourage you to begin making plans to transition to an FDA-approved AED.
If you or your organization own(s) an AED system, the FDA recommends you:
- Check the table to see if your AED is FDA-approved.
- Be aware that if your AED is not FDA-approved, compatible necessary AED accessories will soon not be available to support your AED.
- Contact a reliable dealer for AED or AED accessories for information specific to your product.
- Given the importance of these devices in emergency situations, the FDA recommends you continue to keep your AED available for use until you receive an FDA- approved AED.
- Report problems with AEDs to the FDA by submitting a voluntary report online at MedWatch.
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DISCLAIMER: Please note that this blog post has been recently updated on March 1, 2021 to reflect more current information from the AED manufacturers. Prior blog posts are out of date and no longer relevant.