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FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- More than 322,000 MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pumps have been recalled by Medtronic due to a defect that could cause them to malfunction and put users at risk for serious harm or death.
The recalled devices lack or have a broken retainer ring that helps lock the insulin cartridge into place in the pump's reservoir compartment. If the cartridge isn't locked firmly into place, too little or too much insulin may be delivered, which could result in hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. Severe hyperglycemia can cause loss of consciousness, seizure, and death, the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations said.
Medtronic has received 26,421 complaints about malfunctions in the recalled insulin pumps, and is aware of 2,175 injuries and one death.
The Class I recall -- the most serious type -- is for Model 630G (MMT-1715), all lots before October 2019, and for Model 670G (MMT-1780), all lots before August 2019.
For information about the recall, consumers can call the 24-hour Medtronic Technical Support line at 877-585-0166.
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