The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Medtronic Inc. has voluntarily recalled an estimated 60,000 Quick-set infusion sets used by diabetics across the country. The faulty products may improperly vent air pressure, which could potentially deliver too much or too little insulin to diabetes patients, possibly leading to serious injury or death.
An infusion set delivers insulin from an insulin pump through a thin plastic tube. The recalled Quick-set product is used with MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps.
Defective infusion sets include reference numbers MMT-396, MMT-397, MMT-398, and MMT-399 with lot numbers starting with the number "8." Customers may visit Medtronic's website to view labels of the "Lot 8" sets, a list of countries affected by the recall, and for more information in regards to the recall.