Medtronic Insulin Pump Recall

Medtronic Issues Recall For Insulin Pump

Pump Models:

  • 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

Issue Description

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

  1. Examine the retainer ring on your pump for any damages.
  2. 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.
  3. Go to or contact Medtronic 24-Hour Technical Support line at 1-877-585-0166.
  4. If your reservoir is properly locking in place by the retained ring, continue to use your pump.