AliverCor's Heart Monitor App is RecalledFeb 26, 2015
AliverCor's AliveCor has recalled their AliveECG app Version 2.1.2 used with AliveCor Heart Monitor. According to HIT Consultant, the recall is due to the app crashing when it is used. The issue affects 5,600 iOS users.
According to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration recall notice dated Feb. 18, the app is meant to be used in conjunction with AliveCor Heart Monitor. The system is used to record, store and transfer electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythms. Physicians can use this to detect an abnormal heart rhythm.
A Class III recall is a situation where "use of or exposure to a violative product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences." according to the FDA. Information about the recall was posted on AliveCor's website, Facebook page and Twitter.
An updated version 2.1.3 was released on iTunes. This new version corrects the crashing issue when updated, HIT Consultant reports.