AED Battery Recycle Program

April 9, 2014

DID YOU KNOW…

Your expired AED battery can be used to create a “Re-Cell” or recycled battery that is manufactured using FDA approved GREEN TECHNOLOGY?

What are recycled AED battery packs and why do I need to know about them?

AED battery packs consist primarily of 2 components:

1.Lithium cells which are common and used in many products.

2. Housing around the cells that fit in specific AEDs. Recycling / Recell simply means replacing the lithium cells within a battery pack with new ones – the exact type and brand that were used originally by the AED manufacturer. The original case (housing) can be recycled multiple times. Here are some facts and features/benefits to the Recell batteries:

  • Battery has an identical warranty to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer).
  • FDA approved as a Class III medical device. ANSI/AAMI/IEC standards compliant.
  • Authorized by DOT (Department of Transportation)/United Nations of Tests and Criteria.
  • Full indemnification protection for harm or loss when used by the public.
  • Complete AED warranty coverage (these batteries do not void your AED warranty) when using our battery packs.
  • To purchase “Re-Cell” or recycled batteries (that are much more affordable) you must send us an expired battery.

Why do we Recycle or “Re-cell” the AED batteries?

  • AED batteries contain toxic, ignitable, and reactive hazardous waste that must be disposed of properly.
  • Just the battery housing that is dumped into U.S. landfills every year is equal to 2.3 million water bottles in volume.
  • Eliminate 200 tons of hazardous waste in landfills created annually by lithium AED battery packs.
  • Life saving AED devices should not kill the environment.

What AED batteries?

Philips FR2

HeartStart FRx or Onsite

PhysioControl/Medtronic Lifepak 500

PhysioControl/Medtronic Lifepak 1000

Cardiac Science 9146

Cardiac Science 9141

and more…

GO GREEN. GET RECYCLING NOW!

Call us at 888-473-1777 to verify if your batteries can be recycled or if you get money back.

SEND US YOUR EXPIRED BATTERY & YOU MAY GET UP TO $15.00 per battery!

Please complete the following form with information regarding the EXPIRED AED batteries you are returning. A customer representative will contact you with instructions and payment details. Or, call us at 888-473-1777 or email us!

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AED Sunsets: Cardiac Science, Medtronic/Physio-Control & Philips AEDs

February 10, 2014

Cardiac Science, Physio Control (Medtronic), and Philips Corporation have made announcements that they are discontinuing some of their AED lines. These AEDs will no longer be supported (certain support deadlines have been announced) and need to be replaced due to the manufacturer ceasing or phasing out manufacturing of these AEDs or AED accessories in coming years.  Manufacturing of certain accessories (depending on manufacturer) will remain.  One thing to keep in mind as these deadlines move near is that accessory prices may increase for these AED owners as supplies diminish.  It may not be worthwhile to invest in another round of batteries and pads, you may want to consider spending that money on a new AED that is manufacturer supported.

For example, if a Battery replacement cost is  $390 for 4 yr life battery compare that to $900-$1000 for new AED with 4 yr battery and new pads under full warranty for next 7-10 years.  The better investment is the upgrade to a new AED that is manufacturer supported and under full warranty.  Especially if the battery replacement cost on that new device is under $150 every 4 years compared to almost $400 every 4 years!

However, be informed and make sure you understand your future AED accessory availability.  Email us for deadline information.

Check out more detailed information below on the discontinued AEDs to see if you are affected!

Cardiac Science
Powerheart AED (9200RD/9210RD)
-Batteries discontinued
Powerheart AED
Firstsave AED (9200D/9210D)
-Batteries discontinued
Firstsave AED
Firstsave AED G3 (9300C-001)
-Batteries discontinued
Medtronic/Physio-Control
Medtronic/Physio-Control LifePak 500 (Catalog numbers 99401-001083, 99401-001085, 99401-001087 and 99401-001089)
-Batteries and pads- call for deadline information or Email us.**Check on battery recycling programs to extend the life of your AED. Email us for more information.
Owner manual
LIFEPAK 500 Nonrechargeable lithium sulfur dioxide (LiSO2) or lithium manganese dioxide (LiMnO2)battery pak  Lifepak 500 AED battery
Philips
Heartstart FR2+ AED (M3860A/ M3861A)-Batteries and Pads call for deadline information or Email us.

**Check on battery recycling programs to extend the life of your AED. Email us for more information.

Laerdal Heartstart FR2+ (M3840A/M3841A)
-Batteries and Pads call for deadline information or Email us.**Check on battery recycling programs to extend the life of your AED. Email us for more information.
Philips HeartStart
Forerunner AED or FR2
-Batteries and Pads call for deadline information or Email us.**Check on battery recycling programs to extend the life of your AED. Email us for more information.

For information on how to trade in your AED and take advantage of our special offers, please fill out the form below!

DISCLAIMER:  Please note that this blog post has been recently updated on 2/18/2014  to reflect more current information from the AED manufacturers.  Prior blog posts did not reflect accurate manufacturing deadlines for AED accessories and our apologies for the misprinted information regarding these deadlines.