The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled the I-Flow On-Q Infusion Pump due to the risk that the buttons can malfunction. Some buttons may fail to stay locked down, or remain stuck in the lowest setting. This could cause a patient to suffer a life-threatening overdose of medication. It could also potentially fail to deliver painkillers, anesthesia, or medication to patients who are undergoing surgery or recovering from surgery.
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The I-Flow On-Q Infusion Pump with ONDEMAND Bolus Button is a medical device used to deliver narcotics, painkillers, anesthesia, and other medications to surgery patients.
The On-Q is a type of infusion pump, which is a class of external medical devices used to mechanically deliver fluids in a continuous or intermittent rate (including blood, nutrients, painkillers, cancer drugs, anesthesia, nutrition, etc.). Most of these products are used in a hospital setting.
The FDA has recently recalled several infusion pumps. When there are problems with the devices, they may over-dose or under-dose patients, which could cause severe injury or death. The agency is working to address problems with this class of devices.
What’s the problem?
August 31, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Class 1 recall of the I-Flow On-Q Infusion Pump with ONDEMAND Bolus Button. In the official recall communication, the FDA warned:
The bolus button may not lock in the down position when depressed and/or the orange bolus refill indicator may stay in the lowest-most position. When this occurs, the patient may receive continuous infusion at a rate greater than expected. As a result, this product may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death.
On May 8, 2012, the manufacturer of this device sent an “Important Voluntary Recall Notice” to their customers and distributors. They recommended that the recalled product should be removed from inventory and quarantined. Furthermore, they asked that any injuries should be reported to the FDA MedWatch program.
Class 1 recalls are the most serious type of recall. The FDA reserves these recalls for scenarios where a safety hazard is very likely to cause severe injury or death.
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