May 5, 2014 — Hospira Inc. and Abbott Laboratories have issued a recall notification for the Acclaim infusion pump. The FDA has deemed the action a Class I recall, which is the most serious type. They are concerned that over-deliver or a delay in infusion therapy could cause serious patient injury or death.
According to the recall notification, normally when the door closes, it seats the tubing properly so the patient receives the appropriate flow of infusion therapy. The recall was issued because:
“If the door assembly breaks, it may prevent the door from closing properly and an over-infusion or a delay of therapy may occur. If the door cannot be closed, the pump cannot be used which can result in a delay of therapy.”
The recall affects Hospira and Abbott Acclaim infusion pumps with list numbers 12032 and 12237.
Products included in the recall:
- Hospira Acclaim Infusion Pump: Manufactured from February 1997 to February 2010 and distributed from July 1999 through November 2013.
- Abbott Acclaim Infusion Pump: Manufactured from February 1998 to November 1998 and distributed from September 1998 through February 2004.
Hospira estimates that the doors have a five-year life-expectancy. They recommend that healthcare professionals visually inspect the door handle for cracks before programming an infusion for a patient. They have also provided a guide to help clinicians use the product safely.
Infusion pumps are used to deliver liquid medications, blood, blood products, nutrition, and other fluids a patient needs in a controlled manner. The Acclaim infusion pump is designed for use in a hospital, ambulance, nursing home, or in the home.
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