Public Service Announcement: Regulator issues urgent warning over defective hearing aid batteries
People who have bought ZeniPower mercury-free hearing aid batteries to check the best before date on the packs due to two defective batches.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is asking people who have bought ZeniPower mercury-free hearing aid batteries to check the best before date on the packs.
Due to a manufacturing fault, there is a low risk of the batteries exploding during use or if depleted.
This is a precautionary measure as no adverse incidents that resulted in an injury have been reported to MHRA through our safety monitoring system, the Yellow Card Scheme.
The affected batteries have best before dates of 08.2018 and 09.2018. All other batches ZeniPower mercury-free hearing aid batteries are not affected. If in doubt, do not use the batteries.
Pharmacists or retailers which have affected stock on their shelves should remove them immediately and return any remaining stock to their original supplier.
John Wilkinson, MHRA’s Director of Medical Devices said:
While the risk is very low, it is important people check if their hearing aid batteries are affected and if they are in doubt do not use the battery.
Patient safety is of paramount importance and continually monitored. Our priority is to ensure appropriate action is taken to ensure public safety.
We continue to encourage people to report any issues involving medical devices to the MHRA via our Yellow Card Scheme.
- Almost half of UK firms hit by cyber breach or attack in the past year - April 21, 2017
- Over £109 million of funding for driverless and low carbon projects - April 19, 2017
- Is HMRC promoting tax avoidance for 29% of contractors who use its IR35 status tool? - April 17, 2017
- Apprenticeship levy: how to avoid getting ripped off - April 14, 2017
- Angry Brits reach boiling point 20 times a month - April 12, 2017
- Locum doctors need 50% pay rise to take home the same earnings as IR35 reforms take effect - April 10, 2017
- José was right – he is the unluckiest Football Manager in the English Premier League - April 7, 2017
- Women better suited to leadership in almost all areas, says research - April 5, 2017
- Rail prices and industrial action costing London its talent - April 3, 2017
- Let’s get dangerous – the world’s 15 riskiest sports - March 31, 2017