RECALL: 1 dead, 2K injured after MedTronic insulin pumps give incorrect dosages

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Posted at 6:44 AM, Feb 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 06:44:47-05

(WXYZ) — The Medtronic Mini-Med 600 series pumps have been recalled due to malfunctions. The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall.

The makers of the pump say the devices are giving incorrect dosages because of a retainer ring that doesn't properly lock. If the cartidge is not locked firmly into place, under or over delivery of insulin may happen, which could result in hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.

The company has reportedly received more than 2,000 complaints about the issue; there have been 2,175 injuries and one death.

If you have the device, call Medtronic or talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

The company says it will replace the pump, but you will need to use manual insulin injections for the time being.

The recalled products include:

MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pumps

  • Model 630G (MMT-1715) - all lots before October 2019
  • Model 670G (MMT-1780) - all lots before August 2019

Distribution Dates:

  • Model 630G - September 2016 to October 2019
  • Model 670G - June 2017 to August 2019

People who have Type 1 diabetes may use the MiniMed insulin pump to deliver insulin for the management of their diabetes.

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