Tandem Recalls t:slim Insulin Cartridges
[UPDATE 1/21/14: Tandem Diabetes Care is expanding the voluntary recall of specific lots of insulin cartridges that are used with the t:slim insulin pump. The newly announced lot numbers were shipped prior to October 16, 2013. The full list can be found on the company press release.]
The potential leak was identified during the company's internal product testing.
Cartridges with a potential leak may deliver too much or too little insulin which may lead to serious adverse events. The recalled lots affect approximately 4,746 boxes of 10 cartridges each. They were shipped on or after December 17, 2013.
Tandem and its authorized distributors are contacting consumers who received affected cartridges. It is recommended for consumers to discontinue using cartridges labeled with the affected lots.
Consumers with affected cartridges can call (877) 801-6901 to receive replacement cartridges at no charge.
For more information call (877) 801-6901 or read the firm press release.