Recall of Device Recall LifeShield Symbiq Set

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
    Set, administration, intravascular - Product Code FPA
  • Reason
    Hospira has received reports of customers experiencing air-in-line alarms related to administration sets that have a drip chamber with a ball valve. preliminary investigation findings found that there is a potential for the ball valve to not seal the drip chamber as intended, leading to air in the line of the administration set.
  • Action
    Hospira sent a Urgent Device Recall letter dated June 18, 2013, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. Customer were instructed to check their inventories, quarantine any affected products, complete an attached reply form, and return the product to Stericycle for credit using a label included in the mailing. Customers who further distributed the products are requested to forward the recall notification information to their customers. A 100% effectiveness check will be performed for direct Hospira customers who do not return the reply forms and/or the product. Any direct or indirect accounts that return a reply form indicating they have product but do not return it will also be contacted as part of the effectiveness check. In addition, customers who further distributed the product will be requested to provide confirmation that they have notified their customers who purchased the product. Please contact Hospira Customer Care at 1-877-946-7747 ( M-F 7am - 6pm CT) or your Hospira representative regarding replacement product availability and for questions regarding this recall.


  • Model / Serial
    List Number: 19666-04-28;  Lot Number: 87-188-5H
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US (nationwide) including the states of IA, IL, MN, SD and WA., and Costa Rica.
  • Product Description
    LifeShield; Sterile; Rx only; List No. 19666-28; SYMBIQ PUMP SET, CONVERTIBLE PIN, PIGGYBACK, 2 CLAVES PORTS AND OPTION LOK, NON-DEHP; NOMINAL LENGTH: 97 IN (249 CM); PRIMING VOLUME: 14 ML; For the administration of I.V. fluids; Made in Costa Rica; Hospira, Inc., Lake Forest, IL 60045 USA || The Hospira Symbiq Infusion System is a general infusion system which provides IV infusion across the general spectrum of clinical care. The Symbiq pumps are standard sized pumps which are typically facility-based infusion pumps which may be used to deliver continuous and/or intermittent infusions to a variety of patient populations.
  • Manufacturer


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