Thousands of insulin pumps recalled ; one person has died


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The Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall for an insulin pump that thousands of people use with Type 1 diabetes.

The recall is centered around certain Medtronic MiniMed 600 series insulin pumps.

One person has died, 2,175 people have received injuries and there have been more than 26,000 complaints,according to a statement released by the FDA.

Medtronic is recalling the specified insulin pumps due to a missing or broken retainer ring. That ring helps lock the insulin cartridge into place, according to the FDA.

Medtronic said, if the cartridge is not locked into place, the device may under or over-deliver the correct amount of insulin, which could result in hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.

Severe hyperglycemia can result in a loss of consciousness, seizure, and death, according to the FDA

The recall products include:

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

Date Initiated by Firm: November 21, 2019

Medtronic notified affected costumers and health care providers are working with those patients.

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