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Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 15, 2020  2 years ago
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Medtronic Minimed 600 Series Insulin Pumps Recalled
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Medtronic Minimed 600 Series Insulin Pumps Recalled
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 15, 2020  2 years ago
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 directly.
 
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.
 

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