CareFusion is recalling the Alaris pump model 8100 as it may have a software fault

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FDA report “CareFusion is recalling the Alaris Pump model 8100, version 9.1.18, because it may have a software failure where the pump module will not properly delay an infusion when the “Delay Until” option or “Multidose” feature is used. The firm received one report where the device malfunctioned when the “Delay Until” option was selected.

The software failure also causes the pump to not properly deliver a multidose infusion as expected under the following conditions:

  • When the first dose is programmed to infuse when the system time is earlier than 7 pm (19:00) and a subsequent dose is intended to infuse between 19:00 and 11:59 pm (23:59); and
  • When the first dose is programmed to infuse when the system time is between 19:00 and 23:59 and a subsequent dose is intended to infuse between 12 am (00:00) and 6:59 pm (18:59) the next day.”

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