Leonhard Lang recalls electrodes due to compatibility issue with AEDs

Leonhard Lang recalled its defibrillation electrode due to a connector compatibility issue with model 10 of the Welch Allyn automatic external defibrillator (AED).

The FDA classified the action as a class I recall, which indicates using the electrode could result in serious injuries or death. The name of the product is the 50028 Defibrillation Electrode SKINTACT DF29N.

The affected electrodes were distributed from Feb. 14, 2014, to Aug. 3, 2016. Austria-based Leonhard Lang said in a news release that the electrodes may not connect to the AED, which could delay delivery of electrical therapy when a person suffers from cardiac arrest.

The company sent a letter to affected customers and told them to secure and destroy all unused electrodes.