Today the US FDA issued a recall of 600 Series MiniMed / Medtronic insulin pumps. Certain pumps are delivering too much insulin. The detail is in this FDA publication.
It seems that not all pumps are defective though. So, is there a protocal? Mine seems fine…oh, i just heard that you are supposed to inspect and if it appears okay, keep using. I guess we’ll wait for more information.
hi @HighHopes contact minimed, make sure they know you have a pump on the recall list, they will find an get a repair approved, and then they will most likely exchange your pump at some point. This is what they did when my pump motor recall debacle happened a few years ago.
here’s the recall advice
- Examine the retainer ring on your pump.
- If the reservoir does not lock into the pump or the retainer ring is loose, damaged or missing, discontinue using the insulin pump and revert to a back-up plan of manual insulin injections per your doctors recommendations. DO NOT insert the reservoir back into your pump while connected because you could mistakenly give yourself a large insulin bolus, and go to www.medtronicdiabetes.com/PumpRing or contact our Medtronic 24-Hour Technical Support line at 1-877-585-0166.
- If your reservoir properly locks in place by the retainer ring, continue to use your pump. Remember to always follow the Instructions for Use on how to correctly insert the reservoir.