According to the FDA, Hospira is initiating a nationwide recall of certain devices with defective AC power cords by Electri-Cord Manufacturing Corp  in response to reports of sparking, charring, and fires on the plug of the power cord.

Additional risks stemming from this power cord failure include electrical shock, delay in setup and therapy, interruption of therapy, and device failure. The company is instructing current users to inspect and identify the power cords on their Hospira infusion pumps, compounders, monitoring devices, and printers. Hospira is working with customers to replace all affected power cords regardless of their condition.

This recall is limited to device power cords with a prong and ground-pin insert design, which can be identified by a black plastic bridge connecting the terminal prongs on the plug.

For more information, including a list of devices covered by the recall, see the recall notice on the FDA’s Web site.