Recall of AC Power Cords

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States 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 Risk Class
    Class 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
    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
    Pump, Infusion - Product Code FRN
  • Reason
    Fire/shock hazard-- a component used in the device may cause sparks/flashes and poses a fire and shock hazard.
  • Action
    Firm initiated its recall on 08/14/2009. A nationwide press release was issued to AP, and an Urgent: Device Field Correction letter to consignees was sent via UPS. The letter recommended that customers check their infusion pumps and spare parts in their inventory to determine if the specified AC Power Cords are in use at their facility; and, to inspect the affected cords for bent or cracked prongs and bridge connection, burnt plastic, or excessive wear and tear. Also, it was recommended that customers immediately discontinue use of the affected cords exhibiting the described characteristics and contact their local Hospira representative for assistance. The letter stated that customers may continue to use and monitor cords that are not exhibiting the described characteristics until replacement cords are sent to their facility. Hospira will contact customers to schedule replacement. Customers are to complete and return the attached Reply Form. Question should be directed to Hospira Customer Service at 1-800-241-4002.


  • Model / Serial
    AC power cords Part Numbers: 826-85559-001,  826-85559-003,  826-85559-008,  826-85559-010, and  826-96057-003.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution
  • Product Description
    AC Power Cords, shipped between 06/2005 and 05/2009. These cords were used in the following infusion pump models: Nutrimix, Q-Vue, Q2, Q2 Plus, Ox4, PCA, PCA II, PCA 3, Lifecare PCA, Lifecare 4100, Plum XL 3, Plum XL3M, Plum XL3D, Plum A+/ Plum A+3, and Gemstar Docking Station devices. AC cord manufactured by Electri-Cord, Westfield PA, Infusion pumps manufactured by Hospira, Morgan Hill, CA.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Hospira Inc, 755 Jarvis Dr, Morgan Hill CA 95037-2810
  • Source