Type 1 Diabetes insulin pump recalled, responsible for 2,000 injuries and 1 death
Today’s recall alert isn’t toxin or chemical related, but it is health related, and therefore important. A Class I recall, the most serious of all U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalls, has been issued for Medtronic MiniMed insulin pumps. These pumps are used by those with Type 1 Diabetes to administer their insulin.
MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pumps
Model 630G (MMT-1715) – all lots before October 2019
Model 670G (MMT-1780) – all lots before August 2019
Model 630G – September 2016 to October 2019
Model 670G – June 2017 to August 2019
The recall is due to what the FDA is calling a “missing or broken retainer ring”. Without the ring, it’s possible the pumps could provide more or less than the required amount of insulin. Providing the incorrect amount of insulin can lead to hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. The news is especially concerning because according to the American Diabetes Association, more than a million Americans suffer from Type 1 Diabetes, and another roughly 40,000 are diagnosed each year.
The recall comes after nearly 30,00 complaints regarding the defective device. The number of insulin pumps affected by the recall is nearly 325,000. If you have questions about your Medtronic insulin pump, you can reach their technical support team by phone at: 1-877-585-0166.
For Fox59’s story on the recall, click here: https://bit.ly/37r1rhL
To read the FDA’s full recall post, follow this link: https://bit.ly/2SNNVzc