Recall of Device Recall Plum XL

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
    Pump, infusion - Product Code FRN
  • Reason
    There is the potential for the door roller assembly on the plum lifecare 5000 series and plum xl families of infusers to break. in the event of a broken door roller pin, the door cannot appropriately lock the cassette in the right position. depending on the conditions of a broken door roller pin, a number of events can occur. the door cannot be closed or a cassette/door alarm or a false occlusion.
  • Action
    Hospira sent an URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL letter dated January 24, 2014, to all affected customers via traceable UPS. The letters included instructions for recipients to: inspect the door roller assemblies; if a door roller or pin appears loose, broken or missing, remove the device from clinical service until the door assembly is replaced with a corrected door assembly and contact Hospira at 800-441-4100 (Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST) to report the issue. All devices requiring repair will be serviced and replaced with the existing design door and/or pin. Hospira is in the process of designing a metal door roller pin to replace the plastic on currently available on the Plum XL and once that design is complete, any door roller/pin serviced on a Plum XL will be replaced with the new metal design. Recipients are further instructed to: inform potential users in their organization of the recall notification; complete the attached reply form and return it to the fax number or e-mail address on the form; and if the pumps were further distributed, to notify the accounts that received the devices and ask them to contact Stericycle at 877-597-9581 (Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST) to receive a reply form. The URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL letter also reports that Hospira is in the process of retiring the Plum LifeCare 5000 and Plum XL families of infusion devices as noted in the IMPORTANT PLUM INFUSION PUMP DISCONTINUATION AND TRANSITION NOTICE issued May 1, 2013. As of June 30, 2015, Hospira will consider the products within the Plum LifeCare 5000 and Plum XL Infusion Systems families retired and will no longer support them. For questions regarding this recall call 224-212-2000.


  • Model / Serial
    List Number: 11555; Serial Numbers: All.  List Number: 11855; Serial Numbers: All.  List Number: 11859; Serial Numbers: All.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA nationwide including District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands; Australia, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mexico, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Yemen.
  • Product Description
    Plum XL, Micro Macro Plum XL3 with data port, and Micro Macro Plum XL with data port infusion pumps, indicated for intravenous, arterial, short-term epidural, and parenteral administration of general I.V. fluids, medications, nutritional fluids, and blood/blood products to patients in hospital and home care environments.
  • Manufacturer


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