Recall of Device Recall Hospira LifeCare PCA Label Utility, Version 1.0

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
    pharmacy compounding software - Product Code MEA
  • Reason
    Incorrect dosage labels created: customers have experienced independent changes in drug concentration (mg/ml to mcg/ml and vice versa) and expiration dates, and the addition of trailing zeros to the barcodes.
  • Action
    Hospira sent letters dated 1/3/08 to the immediate recipients of the product via FedEx overnight letter on the same date. The letters informed the accounts of the reports of independent changes in drug concentration while editing a saved formulation using the Hospira LifeCare PCA Label Utility Software CD that was provided to some customers in a Hospira MedNet Drug Library Creation Team Introductory Kit-LifeCare PCA kit. The accounts were requested to remove the utility from any PC in their facility on which it is currently installed, destroy the CD and sign and return the enclosed removal verification form verifying that they have removed the software from their system. The letter listed commercially available software packages that the account could validate and implement in their facility. Any questions concerning the utility software withdrawal were directed to Hospira at 1-800-241-4002, option 4, then option 1.


  • Model / Serial
    Version 1.0, all CDs
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution and Canada
  • Product Description
    Hospira LifeCare PCA Label Utility, Version 1.0 CD. The installation/user guide is entitled "LifeCare PCA Barcode Label Utility Program." This software program is designed to allow entry of each drug concentration into a formulation library on a pharmacy computer for standardized printing of barcode labels for compounded drug product vials.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Hospira Inc., 275 N Field Dr, Lake Forest IL 60045-2579
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source