Jan 21, 2021
Many older AEDs will lose FDA approval next year
The FDA is scheduled to require retirement of non-approved AEDs next year. Enforcement was previously scheduled to commence February 3, 2021, but this date was recently pushed back one year to allow facilities additional time.
We recommend replacing AEDs after 8 years of use, and we always recommend replacing AEDs that are not on the new FDA-approved list. Give us a call if you'd like help determining whether your AED is FDA-approved.
For reference, below is a sampling of AEDs that are no longer FDA-Approved:
- Heartstream ForeRunner
- Philips/Laerdal HeartStart FR1
- Philips/Laerdal HeartStart FR2
- Medtronic/Physio Control LIFEPAK 500
- WelchAllyn AED10
- General Electric Responder AED
- Cardiac Science Survivalink Firstsave