An Important Note Regarding Third Party AED Accessories

Cardiac Science PowerHeart AED G3 Battery

A critical part of AED ownership is ensuring the battery and electrodes are current and up-to-date.  Manufacturers of AEDs also manufacturer their own battery and pads that are approved for use with their devices.  When purchasing your replacement battery and electrodes, it is always important to know who you are purchasing these items from and if they are approved for use with your AED.  

An Important Message from Cardiac Science:

The Food and Drug Administration (Equivalent of Health Canada) 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 third-party products/accessories, or any AED utilizing them.

In order to ensure that supplies are authentic Cardiac Science products, please look for the Cardiac Science logo and their manufacturing location in Waukesha, WI, on packaging of their electrodes or batteries.

Certified accessories ensures reliability and that the device will be ready to use in a cardiac emergency. Iridia strongly recommends all AED accessories are approved by the manufacturer of your AED.  

 

Become an AED Spotting Superstar!

AEDs Everywhere - AED Spotting

When and where was the last time you saw an Automated External Defibrillator? Do you even remember? Well not to worry, it’s easy to miss something you’re not looking for. Iridia wants to change this. 

AED Spotting: AEDs Everywhere

As a company that implements public AED programs, finding AEDs is kind of exciting for us. After a trip to Japan taken by one of our employees, she found that AEDs are everywhere – train stations, shopping centres, tourist attractions, anywhere where there was a high risk of an SCA. Photos were snapped & shared and other staff began taking photos of AEDs they had spotted on their travels. Now we have over 500 AEDs spotted from around the world!

This is where AEDs Everywhere comes in – a crowdsourcing campaign to map the location of AEDs all around the world. Now it’s your turn to search for AEDs with us. When you do find one, upload your photo and location to our map and you’ll be entered to win a prize!

Click here for rankings and more:
AEDs Everywhere - AED Spotting

How to Participate

  1. Find an AED and snap a photo – You can be in it to. Don’t be afraid to use your imagination (wacky poses are welcome!)
  2. Upload the photo directly to our AEDs Everywhere map by clicking on the Add button on the top right-hand corner
  3. Win a prize, with each submission, you are entered into our two draws and we will donate $1 to the Heart and Stroke Foundation
  4. Pat yourself on the back for raising awareness of AED’s everywhere!​

Why Participate?

  • Each submission enters you into a draw!
  • For every AED Photo you submit, you have a chance to win either a $50 gift card* or an Iridia Gift Bag**
  • With every AED photo submitted, Iridia will donate $1 to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.***
  • Every photo you take will help increase AED awareness, so tell your friends and family to snap AED photos when they spot one!
*The individual who submits the most AEDs from June 1 to July 31 will win the $50 gift card  **Every submitter will be entered to win an Iridia gift bag with: 4gb USB, water bottle, pen, umbrella and notebook  ***Up to a maximum of $200.00

AEDs Everywhere Map – View Fullscreen

Good luck on way your to becoming an AED spotting superstar!