Notice on Third-Party Electrodes

Date: November 13, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration recently extended market clearance for
AED electrodes and batteries to third parties. Cardiac Science does not
approve or endorse use of these third-party AED products/accessories–
batteries, pads, cables, or optional equipment–with any Cardiac Sciences
Powerheart® device. These third-party AED products/accessories are not
Cardiac Science products or accessories.
Both the Cardiac Science AED warranty and indemnification are void
when a Cardiac Science product is installed and deployed with these
third-party AED accessories since the use of these third-party AED
products/accessories may cause the AED to function improperly during
a rescue.
Although these third-party manufacturers may claim that these products may
be used in conjunction with a Cardiac Science AED, please be advised that:
Market clearance for these third-party AED products/accessories
was secured without Cardiac Science council or approval.
Cardiac Science has not authorized any third party to manufacture
and market its AED products/accessories.
Third-party AED products/accessories may not be compatible with
Cardiac Science Powerheart® AED models or Rescue Ready®
technology. We cannot guarantee that these third-party products
have received the same rigorous testing as Cardiac Science
branded products.
Cardiac Science does not guarantee the performance of any thirdparty products/accessories, or any AED utilizing them.
In order to ensure that supplies are authentic Cardiac Science products,
please look for our Cardiac Science logo and our manufacturing location in
Waukesha, WI, on packaging of our electrodes or batteries.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact our technical support
department via:
Phone: +1.262.953.3500
Toll Free: +1.800.426.0337
Fax: +1.262.798.5236
Email (U.S. and Canada):
Email (non-U.S. and Canada):