Recall of Device Recall Plum XL3 Micro/Macro with DataPort 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
  • 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
    Infusion Pump - Product Code FRN
  • Reason
    Hospira has received reports of the plum xl, xlm and xld infusion pumps with no audible alarm at the low audio level setting.
  • Action
    Hospira sent Urgent Device Recall letters dated February 14, 2011 to their customers on the same date, informing them that Hospira had received complaints of the Plum XL, XLM and XLD infusion pumps in which the audible alarm failed. If the audible alarm fails and the user does not notice the visual alert, the user may not be aware of the change in pump status such as air-in-line or occlusion. This may result in a delay or interruption of therapy which may result in serious injury and/or death. Clinicians were instructed to weigh the risk associated with continued use of the device versus removal from service. If they elect to continue the devices, they were provided with instructions to perform alarm tests prior to each clinical use (during their pump cleaning process). If the alarm is not audible, they were instructed to discontinue use of the pump and contact Hospira Global Product Safety and Complaints at 1-800-441-4100. They were also instructed to ensure that all personnel in their facility are following Hospira's Technical Service Manual for routine decontamination of the pumps and cleaning of the buzzers during preventative maintenance, including inspection of the buzzers for leg lifting. The customers were requested to contact Hospira Advanced Knowledge Center at 1-800-241-4002 for technical assistance. The accounts were also requested to complete the attached reply form and return it to Hospira via fax at 1-866-382-4228.


  • Model / Serial
    list number 11855, serial numbers 0012620007 through 0012621660
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution, including United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Ecuador, EI Salvador, Finland, France, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.
  • Product Description
    Hospira Plum XL3 Micro/Macro with DataPort Infusion Pump, Triple Channel, with a 0.1-999 mL/hr flow rate range; list number 11855
  • Manufacturer


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