Recall of Device Recall Plum A Infusion Pump

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
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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.
    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 - Product Code FRN
  • Reason
    Hospira has received reports of distal pressure sensor calibration drift on plum a+ infusers. the following error codes may be displayed during setup or infusion signifying possible calibration drift: e180/n180, e181/n181, e186/n186, e187/n187 or e346. additionally, if the pressure sensor calibration has drifted, users may experience false distal occlusion alarms or distal occlusions that may not.
  • Action
    Hospira sent an URGENT DEVICE FIELD CORRECTION letter dated February 5, 2013 was sent to all direct accounts notifying them of the issue. For device users who experience these issues, Hospira recommends the following actions be taken: 1) Remove the pump from service and perform a Performance Verification Test (PVT) Distal Occlusion Test to determine if the distal pressure sensor is performing correctly. 2) If the device does not pass the PVT, it may indicate that the distal pressure sensor has drifted. Perform the appropraite troubleshooting and repair activities defined by the user's facility, whihc may include returning the device to Hospira for further diagnosis and servicing. The remediation for this issue is to perform a recalibration of the distal pressure sensor. Hospira also intends to release in 2013 a recommendation of a yearly test to determine if the distal pressure sensor's calibration has drifted. Customers who suspect that their device(s) may be affected by this issue are urged to contact Hospira at 1-800-441-4100 (Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST) to report the issue. Hospira will provide loaner devices if necessary. Customers are requested to complete and return the reply form included with the notification letter per the instructions on the reply form. For questions regarding this recall call 224-212-2000.


  • Model / Serial
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) including states of: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands; and countries of: Costa Rica and Dominican Republic.
  • Product Description
    The Plum A+ Infusion System is a cassette based multifunction infusion system that allows two lines in and one line out and can be used for standard, piggyback, or concurrent delivery. The Plum A+ Infusion System is designed to deliver parenteral, enteral, or epidural infusions over a broad range of infusion rates from multiple fluid container types. The Plum A+ Infusion System includes an infuser, disposable IV sets (hereafter called a set), optional accessories, and this operator's manual. || The Plum A+ Infusion System with Hospira MedNet Software is indicated for use in parenteral, enteral and epidural therapies and the administration of whole blood and blood products.
  • Manufacturer


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