Australasian Medical & Scientific Limited advises that the pump may lose its waterproof capability and/or the ability to maintain a reliable power connection between the battery and the battery contacts if the compartment is cracked. Cracking is most commonly caused if the pump is dropped or the battery compartment cap is over-tightened. In the event that the battery power is interrupted, the pump may not alert the patient of an issue through alarms. In addition, moisture in the pump can contribute to pump failure and the suspension of insulin delivery.
If you or someone you provide care for uses an Animas Vibe insulin pump be alert to this issue.
If you have any questions or concerns about this issue contact Australasian Medical & Scientific Limited customer support on 1300 851 056.
View the original TGA safety alert here.