BD Alaris/Asena syringe pump internal malfunction may cause PL3 alarm to sound and the infusion to stop

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BD Alaris/Asena syringe pumps (specific product codes) – internal malfunction may cause PL3 alarm to sound and the infusion to stop (MDA/2017/036)” MHRA (2017).

MHRA report “BD/CareFusion recently received a report from one customer regarding re-occurring PL3 alarms. A PL3 alarm is an internal malfunction error code, which will result in the pump stopping and alerting the user of an internal failure.

BD/Carefusion would like to advise customers to immediately remove pumps displaying any internal malfunction error code, such as the PL3 error message, from clinical use and send them for servicing by qualified service personnel. An overview of all the malfunction codes can be found in the Troubleshooting section of the Technical Service Manual 1000SM00001.

Internal malfunction error codes are identified by the pump stopping, issuing an error message along with a red illuminated beacon, and a high pitched constant alarm tone that cannot be silenced.
Patient populations in need of critical infusions may be more impacted due to the potential for an interruption of the infusions.”

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