Recall of Alaris Infusion Pumps

According to New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, this recall involved a device in New Zealand that was produced by CareFusion 303 Inc.

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 Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Data from New Zealand is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, 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 New Zealand.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Recalling Organisation: CareFusion New Zealand 313 Limited, Unit 14, 13 Highbrook Drive, East Tamaki, AUCKLAND
  • Reason
    The manufacturer has received reports of ail alarms that have occurred when no air is observed in the line. while the pump is infusing, the system may indicate that an ail alarm has occurred when no air is in the line. in some cases, these false ail alarms may be attributed to a faulty ail sensor.
  • Action
    Manufacturer to issue advice regarding use