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A 65-year-old man in Nara Prefecture died after a defibrillator failed to work, prompting its distributor to announce a recall of nearly 4,700 pairs of disposable pads for the device, a local government and the distributor said.

The man was found collapsed in the city of Yamatokoriyama last Friday. Paramedics were called to the scene and tried to use a defibrillator, only to find it did not work. The device indicated the electrode pad connections had failed.

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