Recall of Gemstar Infusion System

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
    Through customer reports, hospira has become aware that patients or unauthorised carers have been able to locate the default keypad lock code for gemstar infusion pumps through internet searches in order to tamper with the programmed infusion parameters. hospira have received no reports relating to this issue in australia. one of the reports overseas resulted in a serious injury.
  • Action
    Hospira is recommending users change the default keypad lock code upon receipt of the device and prior to delivery to patients, and remove the clinical instructions from the manual to prevent unauthorised access. Hospira will be providing users with an updated System Operating Manual to include the requirement to change the default keypad code.



  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source