Recall of Device Recall Hummi

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Hummingbird Med.

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 1
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  • 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.
  • Extra notes in the data
    System, blood collection, vacuum-assisted, manual - Product Code KST
  • Reason
    Hummingbird med devices, inc. is recalling the hummi micro draw because of insertion difficulties.
  • Action
    The firm, Hummingbird Med Devices, Inc., sent a "Safety Alert" on March 3, 2015 and Addendum on March 11, 2015, to all affected customers. The notification sent on March 3, 2015, instructed customers that: 1) the Hummi Micro device is not recommended to be used with the Baxter Interlink device with the Hummi Micro draw blood transfer device as the Interlink T Connector septum may be damaged. 2) the use of Nexus Medical Micro-T Split Septum T Connector NMT8046 with all uses of the Hummi Micro Draw Blood Transfer device. The connector has been tested and validated for use in combination with the Ameritus Medical's Hummi Micro-Draw Blood Transfer Device. 3) Distributors of the Hummi Micro Draw Device contact and inform all Hummi Micro-Draw Blood Transfer Device users to recommend change to the Nexus Split Septum Micro-T Connector NMT8046 for all uses with the Hummi Micro Draw device. Inservice materials and training on proper Hummi Micro Draw device blunt cannula insertion into the connector's septum will be provided. 4) Distributors complete the attached form indicating hospitals and date contacted, name, and contact information of responsible person and resulting outcome. and 5) Scan and email the attached form to: or fax to: 1-949-583-2775. On March 11, 2015, the firm sent out a second email to their distributor to inform customers again that only the split septum T-Connector recommended for use with the Hummi Micro Draw is the Nexus Micro T split septum T-Connector. The Nexus Micro T-Connector is designed to provide improved insertion force and eliminate potential leaking while providing a microbial barrier when used with the Hummi Micro Draw device. The Hummi Micro device manufactured in 2015 now has improved lubrication on the blunt tube which makes insertion into smaller septum opening of the Mexud Micro T-Connector smooth and easier to accomplish. The firm states in the letter that the distributor will offer


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Numbers: 20140510 20140513 20140516 20140519 20140603 20140606 20140609 20140612 14299
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Distribution in the state of CA.
  • Product Description
    ABG-HM-1 Hummi Micro Draw Blood Transfer Device; Used for blood transfer and collection from peripheral arterial line catheters.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Hummingbird Med, 20371 Lake Forest Dr Ste A6, Lake Forest CA 92630-8106
  • Source