Recall of Plum 360 Infusion Pump, Software Version 15.01.XX.009 List number 30010-27

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
    Hospira has determined if “yes” is selected at the “new patient” screen, and the program was not cleared prior to powering off the infuser, the distal occlusion pressure setting is assigned a value of 15 psi (775 mmhg) instead of the default value. in addition, the user interface will incorrectly display the default distal occlusion pressure value, which is set at 6 psi (310 mmhg) from the manufacturer, or can be reset in biomed mode or received from the hospira mednet in a custom drug library. the user would not be immediately aware of the unintended occlusion pressure setting unless the user views the current distal pressure value on the infuser display and it is greater than the distal pressure alarm limit. both the current distal pressure and the distal pressure alarm limit are visible on the same user interface screen. this may result in a delay of therapy related to the delay in identifying the occlusion cause, such as kinked tubing.
  • Action
    Hospira is in the process of developing a software update to correct this issue and will contact you when the new software is available to make arrangements to receive the correction. Until a software update is available, Hospira is recommending that users follow temporary workaround instructions provided in the customer letter for every infusion to prevent this issue from occurring. This action has been closed-out on 31/08/2016.


  • Model / Serial
    Plum 360 Infusion Pump, Software Version 15.01.XX.009 List number 30010-27 All serial numbers affectedARTG Number: 234421
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source