Consent Decree

Philips advanced life support monitor/defibrillators are used by hospitals and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers.


Philips automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) are used in clinical settings, by public safety organizations such as fire and police departments, and in public access AED deployments in environments such as airports, schools, office buildings, airlines, and the home.


At this time, under the terms of the Consent Decree and subject to limitations and conditions, Philips is permitted to continue manufacture and shipping of HeartStart Home and HeartStart OnSite automated external defibrillators in order to meet public health needs.


Under certain conditions, Philips may also manufacture and ship Philips HeartStart FR3 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to customers who have standardized on the HeartStart FR3 device.


Additionally, the company may continue to provide necessary consumables and accessories for Philips defibrillator products, without restriction.