Abbott recalls pair of defunct blood glucose meters

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Abbott on Friday voluntarily recalled the FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meter and the FreeStyle Flash Blood Glucose Meter, neither of which have been in production since 2010. Other Abbott Diabetes Care meters are not affected by the recall. 

When used with the Abbott FreeStyle test strips, the FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meter and the FreeStyle Flash Blood Glucose Meter may produce mistakenly low blood glucose results. Abbott began notifying users on Feb. 19, 2014, immediately after the issue was discovered.

This voluntary recall does not apply to any other Freestyle brand blood glucose monitoring systems. Freestyle Lite, Freestyle Freedom Lite or Freestyle InsuLinx systems can continue to be used with the Freestyle test strips.

 

 

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