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Cardiac Science Initiates Voluntary Field Corrective Action of Certain AEDs
Date:10/13/2008

The Company has received two complaints related to this issue during use.

The company expects to take a pre-tax charge of between $0.8 million and $1.0 million in the third quarter of 2008 relating to the estimated costs associated with this voluntary action. This action will not affect the company's AED manufacturing, shipping schedules, or service support to current or new customers.

"While this unanticipated charge will obviously have an impact on third quarter earnings, we presently expect that we will still finish the full year within the range of our earlier guidance, though we are now more comfortable with the lower end of that range," said Mike Matysik, chief financial officer. Cardiac Science expects to announce its third quarter 2008 results in late October and will provide an update on guidance for the balance of the year at that time.

About Cardiac Science

Cardiac Science develops, manufactures, and markets a family of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic cardiology devices and systems, including automated external defibrillators (AEDs), electrocardiograph devices (ECGs), cardiac stress systems and treadmills, Holter monitoring systems, hospital defibrillators, cardiac rehabilitation telemetry systems, and cardiology data management systems (informatics) that connect with hospital information (HIS), electronic medical record (EMR), and other information systems. The Company sells a variety of related products and consumables, and provides a portfolio of training, maintenance, and support services. Cardiac Science, the successor to the cardiac businesses that established the trusted Burdick(R), HeartCentrix(R), Powerheart(R), and Quinton(R) brands, is headquartered in Bothell, Washington. With customers in more than 100 countries worldwide, the company has operations in North America, Europe, and Asia. For information, call 425.402.2000 or visit http://www.cardiacscience.com
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