322,000 Medtronic Insulin Pumps Recalled

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Additional than 322,000 MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pumps have been recalled by Medtronic because of to a defect that could cause them to malfunction and place users at danger for major harm or loss of life.

The recalled equipment deficiency or have a broken retainer ring that will help lock the insulin cartridge into position in the pump’s reservoir compartment. If the cartridge is not locked firmly into position, far too tiny or far too significantly insulin could be sent, which could outcome in hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. Intense hyperglycemia can cause decline of consciousness, seizure, and loss of life, the U.S. Foods and Drug Administrations mentioned.

Medtronic has been given 26,421 complaints about malfunctions in the recalled insulin pumps, and is aware of 2,a hundred seventy five injuries and one particular loss of life.

The Class I remember — the most major type — is for Model 630G (MMT-1715), all plenty before October 2019, and for Model 670G (MMT-1780), all plenty before August 2019.

For information about the remember, shoppers can contact the 24-hour Medtronic Technical Support line at 877-585-0166.

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