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Wellness Wednesday: Freestyle Libre Reader Warning

There’s a product warning for people using Freestyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring Systems:

A number of Libre users reported that their reader's lithium-ion battery swelled, overheated, sparked, and in rare cases, caught fire. In response, Abbott has issued a warning.

- Abbott has issued a Class I recall, used when there is a risk of serious injury or death, for its FreeStyle Libre, Libre 14-day, and Libre 2 Flash Glucose Monitoring Systems.

- The recall affects all reader serial numbers distributed in the U.S. from November 2017 to February 2023, totaling 4,210,785 devices.

- The recall is due to the potential overheating, sparking, or fire that may occur when the readers are charged with non-Abbott adapters or USB cables, or when they are damaged or exposed to liquids.

- Abbott has reported 206 incidents related to this issue, including at least seven fires and one injury, but no deaths.

- The FDA is advising people to stop using the FreeStyle Glucose Monitoring Systems and switch to a backup method if they do not have the Abbott-provided USB cable and power adapter, or if the reader appears damaged, cracked, or swollen.

- If there is visible swelling of the reader, if the reader gets too hot to hold, or if the reader is no longer able to hold a charge, it is essential to switch to a backup.

- If the Reader is damaged or an Abbott-provided USB cable or power adapter is needed, call Abbott's Customer Service at 1-855-632-8658 to request a replacement.

- The steps are outlined at www.freestylebattery.com

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