LifeScan OneTouch Verio IQ Recall

For anyone who uses, LifeScan OneTouch® Verio® IQ Blood Glucose Meters please read this important recall announcement:

http://www.investor.jnj.com/releaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=750655

 

For more information about this recall and to make arrangements for a replacement meter, please contact Lifescan at: 1-800-717-0276 and visit: www.onetouch.com.

Thanks for the information.  

Though if the malfunction only occurs when blood glucose is over 1024 mg/dl then the person probably has bigger problems than his or her meter. =)  

Milpitas, CA – March 25, 2013 – LifeScan, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall and replacement for all of its OneTouch® Verio®IQ blood glucose meters in the United States, effective immediately.

LifeScan is recalling and replacing all OneTouch® Verio®IQ Meters because at extremely high blood glucose levels of 1024 mg/dL and above, the meter will not provide a warning that the blood glucose is extremely high and will shut off, thereby potentially leading to incorrect treatment and delaying proper treatment.

The likelihood of experiencing an extremely high blood glucose level of 1024 mg/dL or higher is remote; however, when such a blood glucose level occurs, it is a serious health risk requiring immediate medical attention. Because these products do not provide an appropriate warning at glucose levels of 1024 mg/dL or higher, diagnosis and treatment of extreme hyperglycemia may be delayed or incorrect treatment may be given resulting in potentially serious health risk or fatality.

... apparently it's head explodes at 1024, as would mine.