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Class 2 Device Recall Medfusion 4000 Syringe Infusion Pumps

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  Class 2 Device Recall Medfusion 4000 Syringe Infusion Pumps see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 22, 2013
Date Posted December 19, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on March 25, 2015
Recall Number Z-0540-2014
Recall Event ID 66987
510(K)Number K111386  
Product Classification Pump, infusion - Product Code FRN
Product Medfusion¿ 4000 Syringe Infusion Pumps

Medfusion¿ 4000 Syringe Infusion Pumps are designed for use in care areas for the administration of fluids requiring precisely controlled infusion rates. These pumps are indicated for use by healthcare professionals in the delivery of IV solutions, drug solutions, blood or blood products, and enteral feedings in continuous, intermittent, and body weight delivery modes.
Code Information All Medfusion¿ 4000 Syringe Pumps in the field are affected by this Field Safety Corrective Action.
Recalling Firm/
Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
1265 Grey Fox Rd
Saint Paul MN 55112-6929
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Smiths Medical is conducting a recall involving all Medfusion¿ 4000 Syringe Infusion Pumps. Smiths Medical has identified an issue with electrical shorting at the AC power receptacle. Shorting can occur when saline solution or other conductive fluids (e.g., potassium chloride) enter the AC power receptacle. When this happens, sparking and/ or flames, accompanied by smoke, may appear at the AC po
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Smiths Medical sent an "Urgent Medical Device Correction" letter dated November 22, 2013, to all affected customers.The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customers. All customers will be provided with instructions on inspection, cleaning, and prevention regarding this issue, for the continued safe and effective use of these pumps. Additionally, customers will be instructed to: 1. Return damaged pumps for servicing or damaged AC power cords for replacement to Smiths Medical. 2. Return the completed Confirmation Form to acknowledge receipt and understanding of the information provided in the Urgent Medical Device Correction letter, via fax or email, to Smiths Medical for processing. "The Instructions for preventing this issue", "Mitigations", Conclusions", " Action to be taken by the User", and "Transmission of this Urgent Medical Device Correction". The consignees were also asked to complete the "Urgent Medical Device confirmation Form" and fax it to 1-800-237-8033 or by sending an electronic copy via e-mail to medfusion4000nov2013@smiths-medical.com. For questions regarding this information, consignees should contact their local Sales Representative, Smiths Medical's Customer Service Department at 1-800-258-5361, or via e-mail at medfusion4000nov2013@smiths-medical.com. UPDATE: Consignees were sent a follow-up letter dated 13 January 2014 from the one dated November 22, 2013. The letter was addressed to Risk / Safety Managers, Biomedical Professionals, Clinicians who oversee the use of Medfusion Pumps, Distributors, and other users of these devices. The "Urgent Medical Device Recall" letter included Advise on Action to be Taken by the User. This included customers to have their Pumps undergo a free correction. The correction consists of the installation of a new AC power Receptacle seal. Smith Medical provided options for completing the correction process which included: 1) Consignees were a
Quantity in Commerce 9560 (8601 US, 959 OUS)
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide ) including the states of : AZ, NY, TN, MS, AR, WV, VA, VT, PA, DE, DC, OH, CO, NH, MI, CA, FL, CT, WA, MD, NM, RI, MA, TX, NC, IL, KY, WI and MI., and the countries of CANADA, SAUDI ARABIA and AUSTRALIA.
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 = SMITHS MEDICAL MD, INC.