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Class 1 Device Recall Nova Max Glucose Test Strips

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 Class 1 Recall
Nova Max Glucose Test Strips
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Date Posted August 09, 2013
Recall Status1 Open
Recall Number Z-1905-2013
Recall Event ID 65617
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification System, Test, Blood Glucose, Over The Counter - Product Code NBW
Product Nova Max Plus Monitor System (Kit w/10 Count Vials Canada) Catalog Number: 43861 Product usage: The Nova Max Glucose Test Strips are for use with the Nova Max Family of Glucose Monitors (Nova Max, Nova Max Plus, Nova Max Link, BD Logic and Paradigm Link). These monitors are intended to be used for the quantitative measurement of glucose in fresh capillary whole blood. They are intended for use by people with diabetes mellitus in the home and by healthcare professionals in clinical settings as an aid to monitor the effectiveness of diabetes control
Code Information 1010112073 10/31/2013 1010113002 03/31/2014 1010113008 03/31/2014 1010312097* 10/31/2013 1010512080** 10/31/2013
Recalling Firm/
Nova Biomedical Corporation
200 Prospect St
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Reports of false abnormally high glucose readings from test strips
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Nova Biomedical U.S.A issued an Urgent Medical Device Voluntary Recall Letter dated July 19, 2013 via registered/certified letters to affected customers. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to immediately discontinue use of the affected product; contact Nova Diabetes Care Customer Service for replacement strips; do not stop testing blood glucose while waiting for replacement strips; if affected strips must be used follow precautions provided in notification letter. For questions call Nova Diabetes Care Customer Service at 1-800-681-7390. .
Quantity in Commerce 28,240 kits
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA Nationwide and the countries of Chile, England , Peru, Nicaragua
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = NBW and Original Applicant = NOVA BIOMEDICAL CORP.