Insulin pumps recalled due to incorrect dosing

The manufacturer of the pumps, which deliver insulin to patients with type 1 diabetes, has received a total of 26,421 complaints and is aware of 2,175 injuries and one death.


MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pumps, which deliver insulin to patients with type 1 diabetes, were recently recalled by Medtronic due to incorrect insulin dosing, the FDA announced on Feb. 12.

The issue is due to a missing or broken retainer ring, which helps to lock the insulin cartridge into place in the pump's reservoir compartment. If the cartridge is not locked firmly into place, under- or overdelivery of insulin may occur.

The manufacturer has received a total of 26,421 complaints and is aware of 2,175 injuries and one death. A total of 322,005 affected devices were distributed at various times between September 2016 and October 2019.