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Class 2 Device Recall Assure 3 Blood Glucose Test Strips

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  Class 2 Device Recall Assure 3 Blood Glucose Test Strips see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 16, 2007
Date Posted February 01, 2008
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on October 30, 2008
Recall Number Z-0699-2008
Recall Event ID 45966
510(K)Number K011233  K002621  
Product Classification Blood Glucose Test Strips - Product Code CGA
Product Assure 3 Blood Glucose Test Strips, For in vitro Diagnostic use. Product Number: 555050, Control Solution Range (mg/dL). Manufactured for Hypoguard, Minneapolis, MN 55439 USA. Made in Taiwan.
Code Information Lot Number: AS607L
Recalling Firm/
5182 W 76th St
Minneapolis MN 55439-2900
For Additional Information Contact
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Mislabeling: incorrect control range-The Level 1 control solution range printed on the 50-count test strip bottles is incorrect. The range printed on the bottle is 62-54 when it should be 62-94.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process design
Action On Friday, November 14, 2007 the recalling firm notified their distributors via telephone and email to inform them of the device defect and replaced all devices still in inventory. The distributors were also instructed to inform all of their customers of the issue and offer replacement product. Additionally, replacement will be offered to any end user that calls customer service about the issue. To reach ARKRAY use 1-800-818-8877 extension 3121 for replacement product.
Quantity in Commerce 4,920
Distribution Nationwide including the states of CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, MI, MS, NC, NJ, OH, PA, and TX
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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = CGA and Original Applicant = APEX BIOTECHNOLOGY CORP.