Recall of Device Recall Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm REALTime and Paradigm REALTime Revel CGM System and MiniMed 530G System

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Medtronic MiniMed 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.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Pump, infusion, insulin, to be used with invasive glucose sensor - Product Code OYC
  • Reason
    Medtronic is recalling the medtronic minimed paradigm insulin infusion pumps because they have received reports that users have accidentally programmed the pump to deliver the maximum bolus amount.
  • Action
    The firm, Medtronic, sent an "IMPORTANT MEDICAL DEVICE SAFETY INFORMATION" letter dated March 13, 2014 to its customers. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The letter informs the customers that because accidental button pressing errors may occur it is important that customers always confirm the insulin dose flashing on the display is correct before pressing ACT to start delivery. The letter informs the customers of what safety settings will minimize the risk of an accidental programming error and what actions to be taken. Should you have any questions about this letter or concerns with your keypad, please do not hesitate to contact the 24 hour helpline at (866) 222-7304 for a replacement.


  • Model / Serial
    Paradigm: MMT-523NAB, MMT-723KNB, MMT-523NAH, MMT-723KNH, MMT -523NAL, MMT-723KNL, MMT-523NAP, MMT-723KNP, MMT-523NAS, MMT-723KNS, MMT-723NAB, MMT-723NAH, MMT-723NAL, MMT-723NAP, MMT-723NAS, MMT-523KNB, MMT-523KNH, MMT-523KNL, MMT-523KNP, MMT-523KNS.  MiniMed 530G: MMT-551NAM, MMT-551NAH, MMT-551NAL, MMT-551NAP, MMT-551NAS, MMT-751NAB, MMT-751NAH, MMT-751NAL, MMT-751NAP, MMT-751NAS.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-Nationwide in US
  • Product Description
    Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm Insulin Infusion Pumps, || Paradigm models: MMT-511, MMT-512, MMT-712, MMT-712E, MMT-515, MMT-715, MMT-522, MMT-522K, MMT-722, MMT-722K, MMT-523, MMT-523K, MMT-723, MMT-723K, MMT-554, and MMT-754. || MiniMed 530G: MMT-551, and MMT-751 || Paradigm insulin infusion pumps are intended for use to deliver basal and bolus insulin to persons with diabetes.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Medtronic MiniMed Inc., 18000 Devonshire St, Northridge CA 91325-1219
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Manufacturer comment
    “If our surveillance systems identify a potential performance issue, our personnel promptly evaluate the problem, including, when appropriate, conducting root cause investigations and internal testing to assess whether the product continues to meet specifications and defined performance criteria,” Medtronic told ICIJ in a statement. “In some cases, based on this evaluation, Medtronic may determine that a recall is necessary.” The company said that it communicates with healthcare providers and/or patients and provide recommendations to address such issues. Medtronic noted that these communications can include letters, emails, calls, press releases, physician notifications and social media postings, as well as informing the FDA and other regulators of the actions.
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