Recall of All Plum A+ Family of Infusers: Plum A+Single Channel Infusion Pump, Plum A+ and A+3 Infusion Pumps with MedNet Software

According to Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, this recall involved a device in Australia that was produced by Hospira Pty Limited.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class I
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
    ICU Medical, Inc. acquired from Pfizer in early 2017, Hospira Infusion Systems, the portion of Hospira dedicated to develop infusion pumps.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    The plum a+ fluid shield diaphragm may be out of specification and cause n250 "door open while pumping" or n100 "unrecognisable cassette" alarms. hospira inc have advised that these alarms invoke audible and visual warnings to the user which may occur during setup, infusion or performance verification test and will cause the device set up to be interrupted or the infusion to stop. if these alarms occur whilst the clinician is setting up the pump or an infusion is in progress, a delay or interruption in therapy may result.
  • Action
    If the unrecognisable cassette alarm occurs during the loading process prior to infusion starting, remove the cassette and attempt to reload the cassette again. If the alarm happens multiple times it is recommended to get a new tubing set or remove the device from service. To correct this issue, Hospira has implemented a screening process to identify fluid shields that are out of specification. Plum devices shipping from Hospira since September 2012 have diaphragms that have been screened for the undersized dimension. Hospira will be contacting customers to arrange for screening and replacement of impacted fluid shields.


  • Model / Serial
    All Plum A+ Family of Infusers: Plum A+Single Channel Infusion Pump, Plum A+ and A+3 Infusion Pumps with MedNet SoftwarePlum A+Single Channel Infusion PumpCatalogue Number: 611239101Number on Pump: 12391 & 11971Plum A+ Infusion Pump with MedNet SoftwareCatalogue Number: 612079201Number on Pump: 20792Plum A+3 Infusion Pump with MedNet SoftwareCatalogue Number: 612067801Number on Pump: 20678
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  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source