Recall of LifeShield LatexFree HEMA Blood PlumSet

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 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, Blood Transfusion - Product Code BRZ
  • Reason
    Inlet and outlet tubing on the cassette may be reversed, which would result in reverse flow.
  • Action
    Hospira sent product recall letters dated 9/29/05 to the accounts via Federal Express overnight letter on the same date. The letters informed the accounts of the possibility of the inlet and outlet tubing being reversed on the cassette, which would allow the patient''s blood to be drawn up the tubing. The accounts were requested to examine their inventory for the affected lots, quarantine any found and call Hospira Customer Care at 1-877-946-7747 to arrange for return of the product for replacement.


  • Model / Serial
    list 11235-03, lots 270735H, 271635H
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide, including Puerto Rico, and internationally to Australia, Mexico, Canada, Taiwan and Saudi Arabia.
  • Product Description
    LifeShield Latex-Free HEMA Blood PlumSet; Nonvented, 100 inch, with 210 Micron Filter, Prepierced Injection Site and Option-Lok, Dual Channel Capped Secondary Port; Hospira, Inc., Lake Forest, IL 60045 USA, Made in Costa Rica; list 11235-03
  • Manufacturer


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