If you have diabetes and you're using a Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm insulin pump, you'll want to read this:
According to the FDA, Medtronic, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of specific lots of Quick-set® infusion sets that are used with MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps. Affected infusion sets are reference numbers MMT-396, MMT-397, MMT-398 and MMT-399 with lot numbers starting with the number “8.” Medtronic recently discovered that approximately two percent of “Lot 8” Quick-set infusion sets (which represents approximately 60,000 infusion sets out of an estimated 3 million infusion sets currently with customers) may not work properly.
Patients should discontinue using “Lot 8” Quick-set infusion sets.Visit the Medtronic Diabetes website at www.medtronicdiabetes.com/lot8 to view the labels of “Lot 8” Quick-set infusion sets. Customers are being asked to return any affected infusion sets to the company. Medtronic is providing customers with replacement Quick-set infusion sets at no additional charge. To view the entire FDA press release, click here.