Hospitals and private users who have purchased the Medtronic
MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pumps
are asked to stop using the medical devices
immediately and to contact Medtronic
directly urgently or it authorized distributors. Patients are asked to see their healthcare providers immediately.
About 322,000 MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pumps
have been recalled by Medtronic
due to a defect that could cause them to malfunction and put users at risk for serious harm or death.
The recalled medical devices
lack or have a broken retainer ring that helps lock the insulin cartridge into place in the pump's reservoir compartment. If the cartridge is not locked firmly into place, too little or too much insulin may be delivered, which could result in hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned.
To date, Medtronic
has received 26,421 complaints about malfunctions in the recalled insulin pumps
and is aware of 2,175 injuries and one death.
The Class I recall, the most serious type is for Model 630G (MMT-1715), including all lots before October 2019, and for Model 670G (MMT-1780), including all lots before August 2019.
For information about the recall, consumers can call the 24-hour Medtronic
Technical Support line at 1-877-585-0166.
Patients in Thailand
who are using these medical devices
are asked to see their doctors immediately to seek a temporary alternative while their devices are being replaced. Patients using these devices in other countries are asked to contact Medtronic
Patients needing assistance in getting their products replaced can contact Thailand Medical
News after consulting a doctor as to the proper way to stop using the medical device