Abbott Glucose Test Strips: Recall - False Low Blood Glucose Results
MedSun: Newsletter #58, March 2011

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert

FDA and Abbott Diabetes Care notified healthcare professionals and patients of a recall of 359 different lots of glucose test strips marketed under the following brand names: Precision Xceed Pro, Precision Xtra, Medisense Optium, Optium, OptiumEZ and ReliOn Ultima. Strips exposed to warm weather or prolonged storage may be more likely to provide a false result. FDA recommendations explain how to determine whether a particular lot is affected, how to order a free replacement set of strips, and what steps to take in the meantime.

Additional Information:

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert. Abbott Glucose Test Strips: Recall - False Low Blood Glucose Results. February 15, 2011.
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm237910.htm


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