A couple of diabetes recalls are in the works, one for a group of insulin cartridges manufactured by Animas and another for the entire line of ACCU-CHEK® FlexLink Plus infusion sets, manufactured by Roche.
Animas has proactively decided to recall and replace five lots of its 2.0 mL insulin pump cartridges because the company learned that some of the cartridges were leaking insulin. The lot numbers are B201575, B201576, B201581, B201582, and B201583. If you are one of the customers affected by this recall, you should have already been contacted by Animas regarding what to do. For more information, visit http://www.animas.com/urgent-news.
The FDA website reports that Roche is recalling the ACCU-CHEK® FlexLink Plus infusion set “because of the potential for under delivery of insulin due to a kinked/bent cannula when inserting the ACCU-CHEK FlexLink Plus infusion set. If this remains unnoticed, this can result in under delivery leading to elevation of blood glucose levels.” If you use this infusion set, the company advises you to stop using it and to contact your healthcare providers if you have any questions. You can also call Roche’s customer service line at 1-800-688-4578 to receive information regarding obtaining alternative infusion sets.
Sources: FDA website