Insulin infusion sets - multiple brands
Safety advisory - potential for tubing disconnection
Consumers and health professionals are advised that an issue relating to the manufacturer of insulin infusion sets has affected multiple brands.
It has been identified that there is increased number of reports of tubing disconnections for insulin infusion sets supplied by this manufacturer. The number of disconnections that have occurred is still very low.
The TGA has published three safety advisories relating to this issue:
- MiniMed Silhouette and MiniMed Sure-T infusion sets
- Accu-Chek Tenderlink infusion sets
- Comfort, Comfort Short and Contact Detach infusion sets
If you or someone you care for uses one of the above brands of insulin infusion sets, click on it to read the respective safety advisory.
If you have questions or concerns about this issue, speak to your diabetes nurse educator or other health professional.
Consumers and health professionals are encouraged to report problems with medical devices. Your report will contribute to the TGA's monitoring of these products. For more information see the TGA Incident Reporting and Investigation Scheme (IRIS).
The TGA cannot give advice about an individual's medical condition. You are strongly encouraged to talk with a health professional if you are concerned about a possible adverse event associated with a medical device.