Roche and Animas Recall

| Feb 28, 2011

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

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
Animas website


Click Here To View Or Post Comments

Categories: Blood Glucose, Diabetes, Diabetes, Infusion Sets, Insulin, Insulin Pumps, Type 1 Issues

Take the Diabetes Health Pump Survey
See What's Inside
Read this FREE issue now
For healthcare professionals only
  • 12th Annual Product Reference Guide
  • Insulin Syringe Chart
  • Insulin Pen Needles Chart
  • Fast-Acting Glucose
  • Sharps Disposal
  • Blood Glucose Meters Chart
  • Insulin Pumps Chart
See the entire table of contents here!

You can view the current or previous issues of Diabetes Health online, in their entirety, anytime you want.
Click Here To View

See if you qualify for our free healthcare professional magazines. Click here to start your application for Pre-Diabetes Health, Diabetes Health Pharmacist and Diabetes Health Professional.

Learn More About the Professional Subscription

Free Diabetes Health e-Newsletter

Top Rated
Diabetes Health Reference Charts
Print | Email | Share | Comments (0)

You May Also Be Interested In...

Click Here To View Or Post Comments

Comments 0 comments - Feb 28, 2011

©1991-2015 Diabetes Health | Home | Privacy | Press | Advertising | Help | Contact Us | Donate | Sitemap

Diabetes Health Medical Disclaimer

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Opinions expressed here are the opinions of writers, contributors, and commentators, and are not necessarily those of Diabetes Health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.