Pain Pump Recalled
Symbios GOPump malfunction may affect programmed delivery rate.
Published: March 20, 2013
Symbios Medical Products has initiated a class 1 recall of its GOPump infusion pump kit. According to the company, the flow restrictor bead in the pump's mechanism may become displaced from its fitting, which might let the anesthetic contents flow out at a higher rate than intended.
The disposable pump kits at issue, part number 510076, incorporate a pair of 150mL inflatable elastomeric reservoirs, each connected to its own catheter. The products were distributed between Sept. 10, 2012, and Feb. 11, 2013.
This recall is small in size, affecting a single lot of product for a total of a few hundred pumps in inventory, according to the maker. The company says it's already contacted the 21 customers impacted. Of the 22 GOPump product codes, only 4 codes were affected. All 4 codes have unaffected inventory and are still available to customers, says the company.
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