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Class 2 Device Recall Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm Insulin Infusion Pumps

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  Class 2 Device Recall Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm Insulin Infusion Pumps see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 22, 2013
Date Posted April 10, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 04, 2013
Recall Number Z-1085-2013
Recall Event ID 64754
Product Classification Pump, infusion, insulin, to be used with invasive glucose sensor - Product Code OYC
Product Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm Insulin Infusion Pumps

Model Numbers: MMT-511, MMT-512, MMT-712, MMT-712E, MMT-515, MMT-715, MMT-522, MMT-522K, MMT-722, MMT-722K, MMT-523, MMT-523K, MMT-723, MMT-723K, MMT-554, and MMT-754.

Product Usage:
Paradigm insulin infusion pumps are intended for use to deliver basal and bolus insulin to persons with diabetes.
Code Information Not available
Recalling Firm/
Medtronic MiniMed
18000 Devonshire St
Northridge CA 91325-1219
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Medtronic is recalling the Medtronic Paradigm Insulin Pump because the pump's drive support cap may become detached from the pump case and protrude from the lower right side of the pump. When the pump is expose to water it may result in damage to the pump's internal electronics. This moisture damage can prevent the pump's buttons from working properly or can cause the pump to alarm.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action Medtronic sent an Urgent Medical Device Safety Notification letters to all affected customers. The recall letter informs the customers of the problem identified and the actions to be taken. The letter informs the healthcare professionals that Medtronic will inform their patients about the potential safety issues. Customers are instructed to find online information at www.medtronicdiabetes.com/support/product-updates. Customers are instructed to call Medtronic at 1.888.204.7616 (option 1 for loose drive support cap related questions and option 2 for water damage related questions). Distributors are instructed to provide Medtronic with an Excel spreadsheet list of all end users to whom they have shipped any of the listed serialized products.
Quantity in Commerce 428,000 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) the countries of: AE, AR, AT, AU, BA, BH, BM, BR, BS, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CY, CZ, DE, DK, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, GT, HK, HR, HU, IE, IL, IN, IQ, IT, JO, JP, KR, KW, LB, LC, LV, MK, MX, MY, NL, NO, NZ, OM, PA, PE, PL, PR, PY, QA, RO, SA, SE, SG, SI, SK, SV, SY, TF, TH, TR, TT, TW, UA, UY, VE, ZA.
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.