CareFusion issued a warning to customers of its Alaris syringe drug pump system, cautioning them that pumps made before 2008 may display an error message that could stop the pump from working.
The company wrote that it has received a report from a customer that the device displayed a re-occurring internal malfunction error code, PL3, which stops the pump and alerts the user with a high-pitched alarm tone and a red light.
Any pump made before September 2008 could produce this error code, the company wrote.
CareFusion advised that customers immediately remove Alaris pumps displaying any internal malfunction error code, including the PL3 message, and send them for servicing.
This is the latest in a series of warnings issued to CareFusion regarding its Alaris pumps over the past few years.
In February, the U.K.’s Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency issued a second warning for the Alaris pump after CareFusion discovered that pumps with broken springs in the plunger assembly could accidentally release a single dose of medication.
The watchdog group first warned Alaris customers in December 2016 that the pump could release a dose of medication if it was used with non-recommended syringes.