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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of December 26, 2013

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Product Detail

Product Description FreeStyle Blood Glucose Test Strips; For in vitro diagnostic testing. 50 count UPC 6 99073 12050 2; Freestyle Blood Glucose Test Strips; for Institutional Use only 50 count: UPC 6 99073 70792 5 Manufactured by Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Alameda, CA. The FreeStyle Blood Glucose test strip is intended for use in the quantitative measurement of glucose in capillary whole blood from the finger, upper arm and palm. It is intended for use by healthcare professionals and people with diabetes mellitus at home as an aid in monitoring the effectiveness of a diabetes control program. It is not intended for the diagnosis of or screening for diabetes mellitus, and it is not intended for use on neonates or arterial blood.
Recall Number Z-0485-2014
Classification Class I
Code Info Part number 12050-21: Lot number: 1285007 Exp. date: 2014/06; Part number 70792-20 (instuitional use) Lot number: 1373262, Exp. Date 2015/02
Product Distributed Qty 141,219 cartons for human use - all lot numbers
Reason For Recall Certain lots of FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Test Strips produce erroneously low blood glucose results when using FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meters, FreeStyle Flash Blood Glucose Meters and the FreeStyle blood glucose meter built into the OmniPod system. Erroneously low results that are not recognized may pose significant risks to your health.

Event Detail

Event Id 66886
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Abbott Diabetes Care, Inc.
City Alameda
State CA
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2013-11-18
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide and Puerto Rico) and Internationally to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Jamaica, Ireland, Israel, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, and Canada. **Center Recommended Depth - Consumers/User**