Medical Device Alert: All ZeniPower mercury-free hearing aid batteries – low risk of batteries exploding during use or if depleted

 The British Society of Audiology have been informed that an issue has been identified by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

There is a low risk of hearing aid batteries, manufactured by ZeniPower, to explode. There has not been any reports of injury as a result of this, however there is a medical device alert MDA-2016-003 final as a precautionary measure. There is more information in the attached alert.

I would be grateful if you could please pass the above information to relevant staff to raise awareness of exploding hearing aid batteries and  circulate the alert to warn patients to stop using the batteries with specific best before dates as indicated in the alert.

https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/all-zenipower-mercury-free-hearing-aid-batteries-low-risk-of-batteries-exploding-during-use-or-if-depleted