Medication Monitor

Generic Name (Trade Name—Company)
July 24, 2019

Infusion sets

(Alaris Pump Model 8100 Infusion Sets—Becton Dickinson)
Potential for tube collapse may cause unintended delivery or faster than expected delivery of medication

Becton Dickinson is recalling Alaris infusion sets due to the potential for faster than expected delivery of medication (over-infusion) or an unintended delivery that occurs while the pump is not in a "running status." The firm has determined that the silicone segment of the affected administration set has nonuniform thickness. Nonuniform wall thickness can lead to nonuniform tubing collapse and can contribute to a failure to fully occlude the tubing.

This device defect may cause serious adverse health consequences for patients, including death. This recall has been associated with MDR reports, several of which are associated with serious injuries.