Insulet Recalls approximately 400,000 OmniPods
According to Insulet, the cannula (the needle for injection) may either completely retract or fail to fully deploy, meaning the patient does not receive the expected insulin dose, or the pod triggers an audible alarm indicating that it will no longer deliver insulin and should be replaced. This problem is reported in over 200 Adverse Event Reports on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, many stating this issue required medical intervention. OmniPods from the affected lots were distributed from December 2013 to March 2015.
FDA MedWatch (08/28/15)