LifeScan recalls lots of glucose test strips

MILPITAS, Calif. LifeScan on Wednesday issued a voluntary recall in the United States of eight lots of OneTouch SureStep test strips, used by people with diabetes to measure their blood glucose levels at home.

The test strips are being recalled because they may provide falsely low glucose results when the glucose level is higher than 400 mg/dL, Johnson & Johnson stated. LifeScan estimated approximately 14,000 packages (50- and 100-count) of consumer OneTouch SureStep Test Strips were distributed nationwide between Aug. 1, 2009, and Jan. 28, 2010.

Patients with test strips from the recalled lots are asked to call LifeScan at 1-800 574-6139 between 5:00 am and 7:00 pm Pacific Time, seven days a week or visit www.SureStep.com to request replacement product.  Replacement product will be shipped immediately and provided free of charge.

The eight lots of consumer OneTouch SureStep Test Strips being recalled are:Recalled Lot       Size         Description     # 2969251         100-ct     OneTouch SureStep# 2969798         100-ct     OneTouch SureStep# 2982369         100-ct     OneTouch SureStep# 2983467         100-ct     OneTouch SureStep# 2969795          50-ct      OneTouch SureStep# 2982566          50-ct      OneTouch SureStep# 2969481          50-ct      Medicare/Mail Order# 2998193          50-ct      Medicare/Mail Order

Lot #’s are located on the outer carton and test strip vial.

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