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Safety Notice - Lifepak 1000 Defibrillator

Safety Notice - Lifepak 1000 Defibrillator
Physio-Control has identified a software malfunction in the LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillator which results in the Readiness Display indicating a low battery charge when it should indicate a very low battery charge. When the battery reaches very low battery charge, the device will correctly indicate this state in the Readiness Display. However, due to the software malfunction, following the next daily auto self-test, the Readiness Display will incorrectly indicate a low battery charge. Batteries at both low and very low state of charge must be replaced with a fully charged battery. All LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillators with software version 2.42 or lower are impacted by this issue. Customers with devices using batteries that are greater than 3 years of age, or who use their devices frequently are more susceptible to this issue. Users are advised that it is important that you always carry a spare fully-charged battery, as stated in the manufacturer’s Operating Instructions....
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Reunite Lucy the Lion

Reunite Lucy the Lion
Help us reunite Lucy the Lion with her family We are trying to reunite Lucy the Lion from the family she was seperated from nearly 6 years ago. We don't have many details about who she belongs to but there are a couple of details we do know that may sparks someone's memory.  She originally belonged to a young child, however tragically that young child passed away. Lucy was passed to a younger sibling of the family. While on a day out ice skating at Smithfield on Ice some time around late 2008, Lucy was went missing from the family. Despite the best efforts of family, staff and customers Lucy could not be found. It is easy to imagine why Lucy means so much to the family and the child. The whole family were heartbroken when they couldn't find her.  It wasn't until the ice rink was being dismantled that...
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Urgent Product Recall – Important Safety Notice

Urgent Product Recall – Important Safety Notice
Taken from the Debenhams website:   It has come to our attention that the toggles on our boys J by Jasper Conran cable knit cardigans and jumpers have fallen below our rigorous quality standards and may become detached. This could cause a potential choking hazard. Debenhams is recalling these products as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of its customers. The products concerned are: 7335111: CABLE KNIT CARDIGAN (Age 2-3 Years) – £23.00 7335112: CABLE KNIT CARDIGAN (Age 3-4 Years) – £23.00 7335114: CABLE KNIT CARDIGAN (Age 4-5 Years) – £23.00 7335115: CABLE KNIT CARDIGAN (Age 5-6 Years) – £23.00 7335109: CABLE KNIT CARDIGAN (Age 12-18 Months) £20.00 7335108: CABLE KNIT CARDIGAN (Age 18-24 Months) £23.00 7335124: CABLE KNIT JUMPER (Age 2-3 Years) £21.00 7335125: CABLE KNIT JUMPER (Age 3-4 Years) £21.00 7335126: CABLE KNIT JUMPER (Age 4-5 Years) £21.00 7335127: CABLE KNIT JUMPER (Age 5-6 Years) £21.00 7335123:...
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FDA safety communication on HeartStart AED

FDA safety communication on HeartStart AED
FDA NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Dec. 3, 2013 Media Inquiries: Jennifer Rodriguez, 301-796-8232,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA FDA issues safety communication on HeartStart automated external defibrillators from Philips Healthcare Certain HeartStart automated external defibrillator (AED) devices made by Philips Medical Systems, a division of Philips Healthcare, may be unable to deliver needed defibrillator shock in a cardiac emergency situation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said today in a new safety communication for users of these previously recalled devices.   The safety communication includes recommendations to better inspect and monitor the readiness of these devices, as well as steps to follow if someone must use a recalled device in an emergency situation.   “If the device indicates it has detected an error during a self-test the FDA advises users to keep recalled HeartStart AEDs in service until a replacement from Philips Healthcare or another AED manufacturer is obtained,” said Steve Silverman,...
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EMS, First Aid and Medical Blog

EMS, First Aid and Medical Blog
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Welcome to the first blog of Medicore Medial Services.  We will be using this blog in conjunction with Facebook to ask questions, discuss and inform you of everything relation to first aid and pre-hospital emergency care.   Feel free to post a comment. 
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