Recall of Hospira GemStar Infusion pumps

According to New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, this recall involved a device in New Zealand that was produced by Hospira 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.
    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
    Recalling Organisation: Hospira NZ Ltd, 58 Richard Pearse Drive, Airport Oaks, Mangere, Auckland 2022
  • Reason
    During infusions at flow rates of 1ml/hr or less, the motor assembly may rotate backwards (roll-back), capturing additional medication that will be delivered resulting in over-infusion. additionally, users may receive x09/001 backward motor movement alarms during the device's power on self test (post) or during an infusion. this alarm will invoke visual and audible warnings to the user and the infusion will not begin or stop, resulting in a delay or interruption in therapy.
  • Action
    Instructions for use to be updated


  • Model / Serial
    Model: All models, Affected: All serial numbers
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source