Recall of Gemstar Pump 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
    Underdelivery of infusion during clinical use at low rate settings (less than 10 ml/hour). patient may not receive the intended amount of medication.
  • Action
    Hospira issued Urgent Device Recall letters dated August 12, 2010 to Hospira's direct accounts, informing them of the potential for under delivery under low rate settings using the affected lots of pump sets. The accounts were instructed to examine their inventory for the affected product, quarantine it immediately, and complete the attached reply form indicating the amount of product being returned, faxing it to Stericycle at 1-877-523-9110. If they distributed the affected product further, they were instructed to sub-recall the product from their sub-accounts. Accounts may contact Hospira Customer Care at 1-877-946-7747 or their Hospira Account Manager to obtain replacement product. For medical inquiries, the accounts were directed to contact Hospira Medical Communications at 1-800-615-0187. Customers may contact Stericycle, which is managing this recall, at 877-274-7163 for further information concerning this recall.


  • Model / Serial
    list number 19680-28, lot number 772075H
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution: USA, (all states), and the countries of Canada, Costa Rica and Taiwan.
  • Product Description
    Gemstar Pump Set, LifeShield Latex-Free Pump Set with Check Valve, Clave Ports, P.A.V. Secure Lock and Non-DEHP, 59 inch; Rx, sterile, 24 individually packaged sets per case; Hospira, Inc., Lake Forest, IL 60045 USA, Made in Costa Rica; list number 19680-28
  • Manufacturer


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