Medtronic Recalls MiniMed Pumps
Medtronic is recalling its Minimed 620g and 640g insulin pumps because its set bolus screen will not always timeout, which can create confusion by showing a bolus amount that is not accurate, according to an FDA posting last week labeling the recall a Class II.
The Irish devicemaker began alerting customers to the problem June 19, warning them against activating insulin delivery on any bolus based on a blood glucose value older than 12 minutes.
No cause for the problem has been determined, but Medtronic says it is investigating the defective products.
A total of 1,936 units are affected, spanning Australia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK. — Jason Scott