ZeniPower, the manufacturer of hearing aid batteries, have issued an urgent product recall due to a low risk of batteries exploding during use or if depleted.
This is a precautionary measure and no adverse incidents that resulted in an injury have been reported to MHRA (The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency).
Patients who have been issued with the Zenipower A13 (orange) batteries with best before dates of 08-2018 and 09-2018 are asked to stop using the batteries immediately. The expiry date can be found on the outer blister packaging.
If patients are in any doubt about their batteries, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust advises they should not use the batteries.
Only batteries with the best before dates of 08/2018 and 09/2018 are affected. If you have received any of these batteries please do not use them and return them to Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Audiology Department for safe disposal and replacement.
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”.