Smith Medical announces Recall of Some Deltec Cozmo Pumps

Kim Benjet Health Guide
  • Smith Medical announced a voluntary recall of some Deltec Cozmo pumps on Monday, March 10. Apparently a mechanical malfunction could result in the extra delivery of insulin – a pretty scary thought.

     

    It’s hard enough to manage diabetes without having to factor in machine error alongside human error. But not to worry, this is a very limited recall. Specifics are on line here. The recall is for about 1,000 pumps manufactured between November 2007 and January 2008. Smith Medical reported only TWO incidents with the 1000 recalled pumps, so I won’t put this concern back on my things to worry about list.

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    Unintended delivery of insulin was one of my early pump phobias, right up there with the opposite problem – the pump failing to give insulin and Josh (my son) going DKA from lack of insulin before we even noticed. Neither concern has been an issue. In actuality, our biggest challenge is keeping basal rates in tune with a fast growing, active boy whose activity varies greatly from day to day. Check your serial numbers against the Smith Medical list and put this worry behind you. I did and I remain confident in my son’s pump.

Published On: March 13, 2008