Medical devices with rechargeable batteries meet important medical needs, but if they are not charged properly, they can overheat, which may result in fires, or cause minor injuries or serious burns.

These devices:

  • use USB ports to recharge batteries,
  • include hearing aids, glucose monitors, insulin pumps, and a variety of other medical devices, and
  • are used at home and in health care facilities.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is offering tips to help people charge their medical devices safely.

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If you have questions about charging medical devices safely, contact the Division of Industry and Consumer Education.