Abbott Diabetes Care today announced that it has initiated a recall of 359 lots (approximately 359 million strips) of Precision Xtra®, Precision Xceed Pro®, MediSense® Optium™, Optium™, OptiumEZ and ReliOn® Ultima Blood Glucose Test Strips in the United States and Puerto Rico.
The strips, if affected, could give false low blood glucose results, which can lead users to try to raise their blood glucose when not needed.
Here is the
Official recall from Abbott
Lifescan announced a voluntary recall of two lots of OneTouch SureStep test strips. Some of these strips produce inaccurately low or no blood glucose results. Here are the lot numbers:
2802961 (100 count strips)
2802962 (50 count strips)
For more information, check Lifescan’s website here: http://www.lifescan.com/company/about/press/surestep122008/
Here is an important recall for those who use syringes:
URGENT: Medical Device Recall – ReliOn 31 gauge 1 cc syringes with lot number 813900.
Tyco Healthcare Group LP (Covidien) is voluntarily recalling:
A single lot of ReliOn 31 gauge 1 cc syringes (lot #813900, shipped between August 1st, 2008 through October 8th, 2008)
The units are mislabeled, so people could be giving themselves the wrong dosage.
If you want more information, see the Relion recall site or the FDA recall site.