Medtronic withdraws 300K insulin pumps after death, 2K lesions

Medtronic withdraws 300K insulin pumps after death 2K lesions- WCCO

Medtronic received 26, 421 complaints where the device malfunctioned and is aware of 2,175 injuries in addition to the death.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall for an insulin pump that thousands of people use with Type 1 diabetes. That's why the FDA makes this a Class 1 recall, which means, "use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death". That ring helps to lock the insulin cartridge in place in the pump's reservoir compartment.

Medtronic notified affected costumers and health care providers are working with those patients. Severe hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia can make you pass out or lead to seizure and death.

Examine the retaining ring to see if it is loose, broken or missing.

Customers can contact Medtronic for a replacement pump.

Check the pump and retaining ring if the pump falls by accident, and stop using it if it is damaged.

If the reservoir locks in place correctly, customers can continue using the pumps, the FDA said.

More than 300,000 insulin pumps have been recalled due to a potentially deadly malfunction.

If you or anyone you know is still using the recalled Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump, the company asks they call 24-hour Medtronic Technical Support at 877-585-0166.

"At Medtronic, patient safety is our top priority, and we are committed to delivering safe and effective therapies of the highest quality and reliability possible".



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