WalkMed Infusion Pump Recalled Because of Medication Overdose Risk

December 2, 2010 – WalkMed Infusion, LLC, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has initiated a voluntary recall of its Triton Pole Mount Infusion Pump. The pump is intended for the delivery of infusions of medications, as well as TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition) and PCA (Patient Control Analgesia). The pump could be used in a hospital setting, ambulance, nursing home or in a home care environment.  The problem with the pump is in the pump door. The pump door may not close even when the latch is down to control this. Also, the pump door open alarm may not alert the user to this problem. If the pump door is left open and unmonitored, a free flow of medication could result in an overdose and cause possible injury or death.  The serial numbers of the pumps affected by this recall include:

  • 001 through 500; and
  • TR1401 through TR2559.

The affected pumps were manufactured and sold before June 2010. Customers were first alerted to the possible malfunction in June, but new concerns about the door closure failure required the recent Class 1 recall update.  Consumers in possession of a Triton Pole Mount Infusion Pump are advised to return the pump to the manufacturer, either through the firm directly or by contacting a distributor. If continued use of the pump is absolutely necessary, consumers must visually confirm that the pump door has been closed and tug on the door to assure that it is secure.

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