Abbott Warns Users of Freestyle Libre Reader of Potential Fire Hazard from...

Abbott Warns Users of Freestyle Libre Reader of Potential Fire Hazard from Power Adapter

Abbott Freestyle Libre reader

Abbott, the manufacturer of the Freestyle Libre Reader, has issued a warning to patients using the device that its power adapter may pose a fire hazard. The company has advised users to immediately stop using the power adapter and instead rely on battery power until a replacement adapter is obtained.

According to Abbott, the affected power adapters were distributed between May 2020 and October 2021. The company has stated that it is aware of several incidents in which the power adapters overheated and posed a potential fire risk. Abbott has emphasized that the Freestyle Libre sensor and other components of the device are not affected by the recall.

Patients who have been affected by the recall can contact Abbott’s customer service hotline for information on how to obtain a replacement power adapter. Abbott has also set up a webpage on its website with additional information on the recall and how to address the issue.

The company has urged patients to follow the instructions provided in the recall notice and take the necessary precautions to avoid any potential safety risks associated with the power adapter.

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