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Class 1 Device Recall GemStar Infusion System

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 Class 1 Device Recall GemStar Infusion System see related information
Date Posted April 26, 2013
Recall Status1 Open
Recall Number Z-1160-2013
Recall Event ID 64839
510(K)Number K060806  K083019 
Product Classification Pump, infusion - Product Code FRN
Product GemStar Pump - Battery

Product Usage: The GemStar Pump is a small and lightweight, single channel infusion device designed for use in the home, in the hospital, or anywhere electronic infusion is required. The GemStar Pump can be powered by AC mains adaptor, rechargeable battery pack, docking station, or two disposable AA alkaline batteries. When powered by batteries, The GemStar Pump is ideal for ambulatory patients.
Code Information List Numbers: 13086, 13087, 13088
Recalling Firm/
Hospira Inc.
275 N Field Dr
Lake Forest IL 60045-2579
For Additional Information Contact Chris Eustace
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Battery level lower then 2.4 volts results in corrupt history log and loss of data for preview therapy's parameters and causes an 11/004 error resulting in the pump not being able to be used.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Hospira sent an Urgent Device Field Correction letter dated March 18, 2013, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to notify their consignees if they further distributed the product and confirm they have done so by return of the reply form to Stericycle. Lithium batteries that are older than three (3) years should be replaced. Customers should contact their Hospira Advanced Knowledge Center at 1-800-241-4002, option 4, to determine if their battery need to be replaced and if necessary, arrange for the return of their device to perform battery replacement. Customers with questions should call 1-877-907-7516. For questions regarding this recall call 224-212-4892.
Quantity in Commerce List Number 13086: 286 pumps; List Number 13087: 45,376 pumps; List Number 13088: 23,492 pumps
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Canada, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Chile and Colombia.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = FRN and Original Applicant = HOSPIRA, INC.