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All Philips HeartStart MRx monitors/defibrillators – significant delay in the supply of batteries.

The supply of batteries for these devices has been temporarily stopped so there may be a significant delay in the fulfilment of orders for new batteries.


  • Identify affected devices.
  • Ensure alternative devices are available as defined in local risk assessment procedures should you be unable to source a new battery.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use on battery management to keep your existing batteries in the best possible condition.
  • Philips have stated that they expect to resume shipments of the MRx battery by 23rd January.
  • Please contact Philips directly for any specific update relating to any orders.

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All medical, nursing and technical staff involved in the use and maintenance of these devices.

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