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Manufacturer's Defibrillator Recall

The Council confirms that each of the following defibrillators have received the manufacturer's software updates and new batteries, following the manufacturer's product recall notice.

This was due to a software error which could show the battery condition as ‘high’ when it was ‘low’ and the defibrillator would not work.

The Council provides and maintains defibrillators, outside:

  • on the front wall of Seamer & Irton War Memorial Hall, Main Street, Seamer. YO12 4QD | what3words: scariest.spike.fevered
  • on the side wall of ‘One Stop’, 1 Avocet Shopping Centre, Curlew Drive, Crossgates. YO12 4TL | what3words: gobbles.reframe.stormed

The procedure for access to a defibrillator is as follows:

  • A call is made to 999
  • When the Ambulance Service receives a 999 call the system automatically scans for the nearest defibrillator. The public access defibrillators will normally only show if the incident is within 600m of the cabinet.
  • If the incident potentially may need a defibrillator, then the operator will ask if anyone is available to go and get the defibrillator and bring it back to the patient. If they are, they will be given the access code but not if it means leaving the patient alone or it delays CPR.

Once the defibrillator is with the patient the operator will give instructions on how to use the device.

A quick reference guide to the equipment is uploaded as a pdf file on this page and can be opened and/or downloaded, below.