Hospira Inc., GemStar Infusion System: Recall - Lithium Battery Low Voltage
MedSun: Newsletter #84, May 2013

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert

Damage from battery leakage may cause the device to shut off without warning. The clinical impact of a delay and/or interruption in therapy is dependent upon the clinical condition of the patient and the product being infused. Health care professionals are advised to weigh the risks and benefits to patients before using the device to administer critical therapies.

Additional Information:

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert. Hospira Inc., GemStar Infusion System: Recall - Lithium Battery Low Voltage. May 1, 2013.
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm349896.htm


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