FDA Recalls Another CareFusion Pump
CareFusion had a troubling August, with two of its infusion pumps recalled by the FDA for causing serious injury or death, according to a Reuters article. The pumps are mostly used in medical facilities for fluid, drug and blood infusions. Facilities are recommended to replace the pumps as soon as possible.
About the CareFusion Recall
- CareFusion is a medical instruments company based in Yorba Linda, Ca.
- It ran into trouble with the FDA this August with two of its medical device pumps, Alaris pump model 8100 and 8105.
- The pump model 8100 was recalled on August 24 for motor stalling during infusion.
- According to the FDA, motor stalling is dangerous because when a patient is receiving the infusion, a sudden stop or slow down can lead to a very serious injury or even death.
- The recall was a Class One recall based on the life-threatening nature of the recall. A Class One recall is the most serious kind of recall that the FDA makes.
What to Do with Recalled Items:
- CareFusion sent a notification to all facilities that they should stop use of the pump immediately.
- Facilities should use a different pump if they have a back up pump. If not, watch the pump very closely for stalling and order a replacement right away.
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