Medtronic Recalls Certain MiniMed Insulin Pumps After Thousands of Injuries and One Death

Posted on February 12, 2020 by Medtech[y] Staff

Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) is down 2% on news that they are recalling certain lots of their MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pumps. The Class 1 recall is due to a missing or broken retainer ring which helps to lock the insulin cartridge into place in the pump's reservoir compartment. If the cartridge is not locked firmly into place, under or over delivery of insulin may occur, which could result in hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.

Medtronic has received a total of 26,421 complaints in which the device malfunctioned in this manner. The firm is aware of 2,175 injuries and 1 death.

MiniMed 670G Series Insulin Pump

The recalled products are:

  • MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pumps
    • Model 630G (MMT-1715) - all lots before October 2019
    • Model 670G (MMT-1780) - all lots before August 2019
  • Distribution Dates:
    • Model 630G - September 2016 to October 2019
    • Model 670G - June 2017 to August 2019
  • Devices Recalled in the U.S.: 322,005

Customers who have questions or need additional information or support about this recall should call the 24-hour Medtronic Technical Support at 877-585-0166.