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Popular insulin pumps recalled following malfunction that led to 1 death

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Popular insulin pumps recalled following malfunction that led to 1 death

One died after a defect from a famous insulin pump which caused one death.

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a memorandum for a famous insulin pump that uses thousands of patients for type one diabetes.

The recall applies to certain Medtronic mini-med 600 series insulin pumps.

According to the FDA, one patient died and more than 2,000 were injured.

 

Defective pumps suppress Wrong insulin, which can cause severe medical problems. 

The defect is related to a retaining color that is not properly locked in the insulin cartridge.

The recall includes about 322,000 devices.

The FDA says they have received more than 26,000 complaints about the Medtronic insulin pumps.

Diabetic patients are encouraged to call Medtronic or talk to their doctor or pharmacist with the device.

If their device high faults, the company will replace them, but they will need to use insulin injections in the interim. 

 

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