Personal Diabetes Manager Device Recalled Due to Overheating and Fire Risk
On Oct. 17, 2022, Insulet Corporation announced it was recalling all of its Omnipod DASH® Personal Diabetes Managers (PDMs) worldwide. This recall was initiated after the company received 50 complaints concerning the devices having issues with their batteries, including swelling, leaking, and extreme overheating, which has resulted in fires. The device is prone to failure when overcharged beyond the maximum battery voltage, which the company says can lead to potentially serious injuries or death.
Insulet says that it will begin shipping updated Omnipod DASH PDMs to current users during the coming months. All affected customers will be notified by email and local mail about the issue and steps to receive a replacement, as well as instructions to help them reduce the risk of their PDMs having potentially dangerous battery issues.
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we know how stressful it can be when medical devices are recalled, especially when they pose dangers to users. Countless patients throughout the U.S. trust their medical devices to help them control their health problems, only to later find out that a defective design or manufacturing process is putting them at risk for injuries they never could have anticipated.
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