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Class 2 Device Recall Plum A3 Triple Channel Infusion Pumps

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  Class 2 Device Recall Plum A3 Triple Channel Infusion Pumps see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 16, 2011
Date Posted September 29, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 07, 2016
Recall Number Z-3285-2011
Recall Event ID 59953
510(K)Number K052052  K031185  K042081  
Product Classification Pump, infusion - Product Code FRN
Product Plum A+3 Triple Channel Infusion Pumps; Hospira, Inc., Lake Forest, IL 60045; the pumps were sold under the following configurations:
a) list 12348 - software version 10.3;
b) list 12618 - software version 11.3;
c) list 20678 - Hospira MedNet software

The Plum A+3 is a dual-line triple channel volumetric infusion system designed to meet the growing demand for hospital-wide, as well as alternate site and home healthcare, standardization. With their primary line, secondary line, and piggyback fluid delivery capability, the Plum A+3 is suited for a wide range of medical/surgical and critical care applications. Full compatibility with LifeCare Plum Series administration sets and accessories and the LifeShield¿ needleless protection systems makes the Plum A+3 a convenient and cost-effective infusion system.
Code Information a) list 12348 - serial numbers 0013740398 through 0013741025;  b) list 12618 - serial numbers 0014040007 through 0018857420;  c) list 20678 - serial numbers 0015543071 through 0019655471  
Recalling Firm/
Hospira Inc.
275 N Field Dr
Lake Forest IL 60045-2579
For Additional Information Contact Ms. Ileana Quinones
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Hospira has received reports of incorrect seating of the regulator closer on the Plum A+ Infusion Pumps. If the regulator closer does not close the flow regulator actuator when the pump door is opened, and if the clinician has not engaged the clamp prior to opening the cassette door, unrestricted flow may occur.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action Hospira, Inc. sent an "URGENT DEVICE RECALL" letter dated September 16, 2011 to all affected customers. The letter describes the product, problem and actions to be taken by the customers. The letter instructs customers on how to prevent occurrences of continuous recycling/rebooting during start-up. A reply form was attached to the letter for customers to complete and return via fax to 1-888-345-5358. Contact Hospira Advanced Knowledge Center at 1-800-241-4002, option 4, for technical assistance or information regarding this notice.
Quantity in Commerce 24,992 pumps
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands and countries of Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vietnam.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = FRN and Original Applicant = ABBOTT LABORATORIES
510(K)s with Product Code = FRN and Original Applicant = HOSPIRA, INC.