Safety Alert for Plum 360 Infusion System

According to Department of Health, this safety alert involved a device in Hong Kong that was produced by ICU Medical.

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Alerts provide important information and recommendations about products. Even though an alert has been issued, it does not necessarily mean a product is considered to be unsafe. Safety Alerts, addressed to health workers and users, may include recalls. They can be written by manufacturers, but also by health officials.

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  • Type of Event
    Safety alert
  • Date
  • Event Date Posted
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  • Notes / Alerts
    Hong Kong data is current through September 2018. All of the data comes from the Department of Health (Hong Kong), 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 data from the U.S. and Hong Kong.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Medical Device Safety Alert
  • Reason
    Medical device safety alert: icu medical hospira plum 360 infusion system the therapeutic goods administration (tga) of australia has posted a medical device safety alert concerning hospira plum 360 infusion system [list number: 30010; multiple serial numbers], manufactured by icu medical. the manufacturer has identified a potential for the connectivity engine (ce) module to disengage from the main chassis. in a rare situation, this could lead the plum 360 infuser to power down without an alarm notification resulting in a delay of either initiation of a therapy or interruption of an active infusion. in rare circumstances, these conditions could lead to serious adverse health consequences related to changes in a patient’s vital signs. to date, the manufacturer has not received any reports of serious injury or death associated with this issue. the manufacturer will be contacting users and arranging for inspection of all affected plum 360 infusers. the chassis will be replaced as required. in the interim, the manufacturer is advising users to inspect the affected plum 360 infusers using the instructions provided in the customer letter in order to verify that the infuser is working. if at the end of testing a loose ce module or blank display is observed, the infuser is to be removed from service, and the user is to record the s/n and contact the manufacturer’s service department. otherwise, the infuser can be returned to clinical use. if the plum 360 infuser powers down without an alarm notification during infusion, use another plum 360 infuser for infusion or consider use of alternative infusion methods based on the clinical situation. for details, please refer to the tga website: http://apps.Tga.Gov.Au/prod/sara/arn-detail.Aspx?k=rc-2017-rn-00729-1 if you are in possession of the affected products, please contact your supplier for necessary actions. posted on 27 june 2017.


  • Model / Serial
  • Product Description
    Medical Device Safety Alert: ICU Medical Hospira Plum 360 Infusion System
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