RECALL: Insulin Pumps Recalled Due to Incorrect Dosing Malfunction
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall for two insulin pumps made by Medtronic after one person died and several thousand others reported that the pumps were delivering the incorrect dose.
The recall applies to the following MiniMed 600 series models:
- Model 630G (MMT-1715) - all lots before October 2019
- Model 670G (MMT-1780) (pictured above) - all lots before August 2019
According to the recall, the issue is "a missing or broken retainer ring which helps to lock the insulin cartridge into place in the pump's reservoir compartment." The recall goes on to say, "If the cartridge is not locked firmly into place, under or over delivery of insulin may occur, which could result in hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. Severe hyperglycemia can result in a loss of consciousness, seizure, and death."
If you or someone you know has one of these pumps, call Medtronic at 877-585-0166 to get a replacement, and speak with your doctor as soon as possible to discuss an alternate treatment method until your replacement arrives.
[Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration]