The FDA has just recalled the MiniMed Insulin Pump due to incorrect Insulin Dosing
Recall for the Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump
The FDA has issued a Class I recall for the Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump:
- Model 630 G (MMT-1715): Distributed/Sold from September 2016-October 2019
- Model 670 G (MMT 1780): Distributed/Sold from June 2017-August 2019
The recall was issued because these types of insulin pumps are over-dosing or under-dosing insulin. The retainer ring, which holds the insulin cartridge in place, is malfunctioning, coming lose, missing, or damaged. This allows the insulin cartridge to shift inside of the pump leading to over or under delivery of insulin.
Symptoms of hypoglycemia (caused by under dosing) and hyperglycemia (caused by over dosing) include:
- Loss of consciousness
There is currently one known/reported death as well as 2,175 injuries and 26,421 total complaints about the insulin pumps.
What should I do if I have this kind of pump?
The FDA suggests that if you have this type of insulin pump you should examine the retainer ring and, if the reservoir does not properly lock into the pump or if the retainer ring is loose, damaged, or missing, you should stop using the pump and contact Medtronic for a replacement pump. There is no danger to continue using the pump if the retainer ring is undamaged and properly locks into place.
The FDA also suggests that you check the retainer ring any time the pump is dropped, bumped, or otherwise could have sustained damage.
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