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Re: [IPk] Warranty on pump

On 04/03/14 10:49, Melissa Ford wrote:
> Hi Di
> Medtronic has taken a more proactive approach to discussing warranties with
> patients so that they can push the issue with clinics.
Makes sense - I was worried that they were refusing to honour the order 
for supplies for out-of-date warranties, but maybe this was not what was 

> Some clinics have
> told patients that pumps will continue to be replaced as if they are under
> warranty after the warranty has expired, which is cheeky.#

Sorry, I don't understand what you mean here...Do you mean the clinic is 
waiting until the pump breaks before they'll order a new one, after the 
warranty has expired? That was the case with my clinic, until I reminded 
them they were legally obliged to replace it when the warranty ran out. 
Their argument was that the pump wasn't going to stop working just 
because the warranty had expired. My argument was that if it did stop 
working, I'd have to wait for them to authorise a new pump, and 
Medtronic wouldn't send me a temporary replacement. After arguing for a 
while, they gave in and ordered me a new pump!
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