Medtronic Insulin Pump Recalled.
Medtronic has recalled some of their insulin pumps after one death and several injuries were reported.
The recall includes certain MiniMed 600 Series pumps for delivering incorrect dosages of insulin to patients.
These devices help those with diabetes manage correct blood glucose levels by delivering insulin to the body.
According to Medtronic, the recalled pumps have a missing or broken retainer ring, which helps lock the insulin cartridge in place in the pump’s reservoir. Due to this, patients can receive too much or too little insulin.
The FDA has received 26,421 complaints about the device malfunctioning: including 2,175 injuries and one death.
The recall includes about 322,000 pumps. The names of the recalled pumps are below:
- Model 630G disbursed to patients in September 2016 to October 2019
- Model 670G disbursed to patients in June 2017 to August 2019
The FDA says patients who use the recalled pumps should consult their doctors. If you have questions about the recall, you can call the 24-hour Medtronic Technical Support line at 877-585-0166.
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Source: CNN Health, “Medtronic recalls certain MiniMed insulin pumps tied to 1 death”