Recall of Plum 360 Infusion Pump, with software version 15.02

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 II
  • 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 identified an issue where the user interface (ui) does not update to reflect a calculated dose value. this only occurs when using a dosing unit in the mmol or units families. if the 1st digit entered in the rate or vtbi field results in a calculated dose that is less than the pump limit (0.001), the pump will dash out (“---“) the dose field & display the message ”minimum hard limit dose is 0.001 press [c] key to clear entry”. this is expected behaviour. if the calculated dose is above 0.001 the pump will display the correct dose value. the issue occurs when entering additional digits in the rate or vtbi fields. if the dose field is dashed out, the ui will not display the newly calculated dose when subsequent digits are entered. despite this, the dose value is calculated correctly; but the ui does not update to reflect the correct calculated dose value.This issue does not occur if the dose value is directly entered in the dose field as opposed to being calculated by the pump.
  • Action
    Hospira is providing users with work around instructions to follow as an interim measure. Users can enter the dose manually to over-ride the dash out. A software update will be implemented as a permanent correction.


  • Model / Serial
    Plum 360 Infusion Pump, with software version 15.02List Number: 30010ARTG Number: 234421
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source