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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 Initiated by Firm March 18, 2013
Date Posted April 30, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on March 10, 2017
Recall Number Z-1170-2013
Recall Event ID 64837
510(K)Number K083019  
Product Classification Pump, infusion - Product Code FRN
Product 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.

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.
Code Information List Numbers: 13086, 13087, 13088
Recalling Firm/
Hospira Inc.
275 N Field Dr
Lake Forest IL 60045-2579
For Additional Information Contact Mr. Chris Eustace
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Pump shutting off during use without warning.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Hospira sent an Important Device Information letter dated March 18, 2013, to all affected customer. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to inspect the affected product for signs of leakage, corrosion or other damage prior to each use. In addition, each time the batteries are replaced the battery compartment should be inspected for damage. If a device exhibits damage caused by leakage, it should immediately be removed from clinical service and Hospira should be contacted at 1-800-441-4100 to arrange for return of the device for repair. If the product has been further distributed they should notify their consignees and confirm they have done so by returning the reply form to Stericycle. 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: 23,942 pumps
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and internationally to 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 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 = HOSPIRA, INC.