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
    There is the possibility of interruption to therapy which may occur when an e321 error code occurs while using a plum a+/a+3 infuser. the e321 error code occurs when the a+/a+3 infuser is operating on ac power and the software detects that the battery could not be fully charged within eight hours. the root cause of this issue is a degraded battery. the error code is accompanied by both an audible alarm and a visual error message on the infusers display.
  • Action
    Hospira has provided work around instructions in the customer letter to identify and mitigate the issue temporarily. Healthcare professionals are advised to weigh the risk/benefit to patients associated with the use of the device when administering critical therapies. Customers should consider the use of an alternative pump, particularly in patients in which a delay/interruption in therapy could result in significant injury or death. Hospira will be deploying a new battery that will mitigate the potential risk of interruption of therapy due to E321 error codes.


  • 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
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source