Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD) (Insulet or the Company), announced on October 17, 2022, a Medical Device Correction for all Omnipod DASH® Personal Diabetes Managers (PDMs) distributed globally. This action was taken voluntarily with the knowledge of the FDA and other regulatory agencies.
Insulet received reports from Omnipod DASH users regarding PDM battery issues, including battery swelling and leakage, and in rare cases, extreme overheating, which has resulted in reports of fire. The Company’s investigation determined that the Omnipod DASH PDM is at increased risk of malfunction if overcharged beyond the maximum battery voltage, which could potentially lead to serious injury or death.
There have been 50 complaints about this issue. No serious injuries or deaths have been reported as a result of this potential issue.
As previously communicated to Omnipod DASH users, Insulet has identified an update to the Omnipod DASH PDM that will resolve this issue. The Company expects to begin shipping updated Omnipod DASH PDMs to all current Omnipod DASH customers in the coming months.
“Safety is our top priority, and we have been urgently addressing this issue,” said Michael Spears Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Compliance. “We are committed to helping our customers navigate the replacement process and address any concerns they have. We are confident that a software update will resolve this issue.”
All affected Omnipod DASH consumers are being notified by email and local mail. Insulet has been providing customers with instructions to help reduce the risk of PDM battery issues. Users who experience any issues with their battery should contact Insulet’s dedicated Customer Care team at 1-800-641-2049, which is available in the U.S. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Country-specific Customer Care phone numbers are available on www.omnipod.comExternal Link Disclaimer.
This Medical Device Correction does not affect Omnipod DASH Pods, the Omnipod® Insulin Management System, or the Omnipod® 5 Automated Insulin Delivery System. Additional information, including instructions to customers to mitigate risk, can be found on the Company’s website at www.omnipod.com/insulet-alerts
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