FDA issues recall of thousands of insulin pumps


The FDA has issued a recall on a Medtronic insulin pump that is commonly used by people with Type 1 diabetes.

One person has died, more than 2,000 have been injured and 26,000 complaints have been received, according to the FDA.

The recall is for the Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pumps, models 630G (before Oct. of 2019) and 670G (before Aug. of 2019).

The pumps have a broken or missing retainer ring, meaning the insulin cartridge cannot be properly locked into place. This could result in hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.

Here are the specifics:

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.