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.