Recall of Device Recall LifeCare PCA infusion System with Hospira MedNet

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 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, pca - Product Code MEA
  • Reason
    Screw rotation error occurring when the pump detects a mismatch between the number of steps given to the motor driving delivery and the number of steps the motor actually took. when this malfunction occurs, the pump will alarm and infusion stops.
  • Action
    Hospira will contract with Stericycle, Inc. in Indianapolis, IN to send letter and a reply form to Hospira, Inc. Receipt of the letters will be confirmed by UPS tracking. Customers will be requested to return a reply form to Stericycle indicating the number of pumps on hand and that they have received the letter and notified their users. In addition, letters will be sent by email to ECRI, NRAC, Noblis and ISMP for notification of their members and posting on their websites. The letter will also be posted to the Hospira website. Letters will be sent to Hospira customers of record who purchased the devices directly from Hospira. Customers will be directed to notify their consignees if they further distributed the product and confirm they have done so. Telephone attempts will be made to contact customers that do not respond in order to confirm receipt of the letter. Final effectiveness will be done as the devices are upgraded with new plastic motors.


  • Model / Serial
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    United States (Nationwide) Distribution including Puerto Rico and American Virgin Islands.
  • Product Description
    LifeCare PCA Infusion System with Hospira MedNet Software, PCA Serial List Number 20709 || Allows for clinician administration or self-administration of analgesic medications.
  • Manufacturer


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