There was a recall on a batch of Heartstart XL batteries last year (MDA/2012/077)
Medical Device Alert
Ref: MDA/2012/077 Issued: 08 November 2012 at 14:00
Batteries for HeartStart XL defibrillator/monitor.
Battery part number M3516A.
Batch labelled ‘Made in Taiwan’ with ‘Date of Manufacture’ code ‘R-2011-12’.
Manufactured by Philips and distributed by Philips and Cardiac Services UK & Ireland.
with Philips replacing the affected batteries; is this a knock on effect?