Thursday, 27 February, 2020

MiniMed insulin pumps recalled over incorrect dosing problem

Medtronic withdraws 300K insulin pumps after death 2K lesions- WCCO RECALL: 1 dead, 2K injured after MedTronic insulin pumps give incorrect dosages
Cecil Davis | 15 February, 2020, 02:38

The FDA announced an global Class 1 recall of 322,005 Medtronic's MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pumps that can cause the user to receive an incorrect amount of insulin.

According to the FDA, the pumps may have a broken or missing retainer ring, an issue that can cause the over- or under-delivery of insulin. That's why the FDA makes this a Class 1 recall, which means, "use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death". Severe hyperglycemia can result in a loss of consciousness, seizure, and death.

People who have Type 1 diabetes may use the MiniMed insulin pump to deliver insulin for the management of their diabetes.

One person has died and more than 2,000 have been injured by malfunctioning insulin pumps that are now part of a federal recall.

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Medtronic began directly notifying patients and doctors on November 21, 2019, that there were potential problems with the pumps.

Check the pump and retaining ring every change established to verify that the tank is properly locked.

In a letter to customers, Medtronic said, "There have been reported incidents of a loose reservoir that can no longer be locked into the pump. The retainer ring can be broken, for example, as a result of dropping or bumping your pump on a hard surface".

More than 300,000 insulin pumps have been recalled due to a potentially deadly malfunction.