Medtronic Issues Recall For Insulin Pump
- MiniMed 630G Insulin Pump (MMT-1715)
- MiniMed 670G Insulin Pump (MMT-1780)
*the pump model number can be found directly on the bottom or on the back of the device
The MiniMed 600 series insulin pump is designed with a pump retainer ring to lock the reservoir in the insulin pump. There have been reported incidents of a loose reservoir that can no longer be locked into the pump. The reservoir can become loose due to a broken or missing retainer ring that prevents a proper lock. The retainer ring can be broken, for example, as a result of dropping or bumping your pump on a hard surface.
If the reservoir is not properly locked into the pump, it could lead to over or under-delivery of insulin, which then results in hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.
Actions Required by Patients
- Examine the retainer ring on your pump for any damages.
- If the reservoir does not lock into the pump or the retainer ring is loose, damaged or missing, discontinue using the insulin pump and revert to a back-up plan of manual insulin injections per your doctor’s recommendations. Do not insert the reservoir back into your pump while connected because you could mistakenly give yourself a large insulin bolus.
- Go to www.medtronicdiabetes.com/pumpring or contact Medtronic 24-Hour Technical Support line at 1-877-585-0166.
- If your reservoir is properly locking in place by the retained ring, continue to use your pump.