FDA notified healthcare professionals of the class 1 recall of the SIGMA Spectrum Infusion Pump Model 35700, which is used to deliver fluids, solutions, drugs, agents, nutritionals, electrolytes, blood and blood products via parenteral, enteral, intravenous, intra-arterial, subcutaneous, epidural, or irrigation routes of administration.
The units may fail suddenly, causing inaccurate flow conditions during use, ranging from back flow to over-infusion, including free flow. The pump does not issue an alarm when this occurs. These conditions could result in serious injury or death.
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