Published: 24 March 2017
24 March 2017
Reports of issues with these devices have been received by Medsafe.
The reports predominantly relate to issues with screen fade or cracked battery casing. Other issues have also been reported, such as frozen/ stiff pads or software problems affecting the retention of date and time.
Animas Vibe Insulin Pump
The Animas Vibe pump is funded by PHARMAC for use by insulin dependent patients in the community to manage their insulin requirements . The pump is connected to the patient twenty four hours a day and as such is often exposed to a high degree of stress. The pump has a four year warranty and pumps are replaced when issues are notified. The sponsor also provides technical support direct to patients.
Medsafe is continuing to monitor reports relating to this device .
Consumers and healthcare professionals are encouraged to report problems with this product to Medsafe.
When reporting an event relating to this type of device, Medsafe requests that the reporter be specific about the issues experienced with the device and the consequences/ outcome, if any.
Medsafe cannot give advice about an individual’s medical condition. If you have any concerns about a medicine you are taking Medsafe encourages you to talk to your healthcare professional.