Becton Dickinson recalls infusion pumps linked to 55 injuries, 1 death

Becton Dickinson is recalling 774,000 of its Alaris System Pump Modules after several system and software errors caused 55 injuries and one death. 

The Alaris system is an infusion pump and vital signs-monitoring system. The pumps deliver controlled amounts of fluids, medications, blood and blood products to patients.

Becton Dickinson, based in Franklin Lakes, N.J., said it found multiple system errors, software errors and use-related errors that can lead to infusion delays and interruptions of infusion and slower or faster than expected delivery of medication. 

The FDA classified the recall as Class I, the most serious type, meaning use of the recalled products can cause serious injury or death. 

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