T34 ambulatory syringe pumps need a sponge pad fitted to the battery compartment

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Manufactured by Caesarea Medical Electronics (CME) Ltd, a BD company – instructions provided to reduce the risk of delay to therapy and loss of infusion if the battery loses connection” MHRA (2019).

Extract:

MHRA (2019) report “The battery that was originally validated for use in the T34 pump was the Duracell (MN1604) 6LR61 9v battery. There is a +/- 2mm tolerance in size, which is allowed within IEC Standards. However, this could result in the battery moving within its housing, leading to a possible loss of connection. In some circumstances, this may result in the pump shutting down. CME are now rolling out a corrective action to fit sponge pads within the battery compartment of the syringe pumps, in order to improve battery connectivity.”

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