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  Class 2 Device Recall ACCUCHEK see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 27, 2006
Date Posted August 11, 2006
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on May 04, 2007
Recall Number Z-1381-06
Recall Event ID 35729
Product Classification blood glucose test strips; - Product Code LFR
Product Accu-Chek Sensor Comfort Pro blood glucose test strips; International Reference nos. 03758770001, 03360652080, 03051188003, 03620115003, and 04535235003.
Code Information All lots expiring before July 31, 2007.
Recalling Firm/
Roche Diagnostics Corp.
9115 Hague Rd
Indianapolis IN 46256-1025
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The drying agent beads, located in the cap, may become loose and fall into the vial causing the test strips to potentially give incorrect blood glucose results
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action U.S. consignees, point of care coordinators or laboratory managers, long term care professionals, health care professionals, pharmacists, and mail order distributors were notified via letter dated 6/28/06 to cease using the strips and to contact the firm for replacement if they see loose beads in their vial. International accounts were also notified.
Quantity in Commerce 21,000,000 consumer vials and 10,000,000 hospital vials to U.S. plus 35,000,000 vials international-(Totals for Recalls Z-1377-1384-06)
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-USA and countries of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand and Uruguay.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.