Abbott Recalls Defective Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a press release on March 15, 2014 where Abbott Diabetes Care announced its voluntarily recall of the FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meter and the FreeStyle Flash™ Blood Glucose Meter.
Abbott Diabetes Care, based in Alameda, California, announced that these two products at issue have not been produced since 2010 and other products are not affected by the recall, including Freestyle Lite™, Freestyle Freedom Lite™ or Freestyle InsuLinx™ systems.
According to the press release issued by Abbott Diabetes Care, the reason for the recall is that these two meters at issue, the FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meter and the FreeStyle Flash™ Blood Glucose Meter, may produce mistakenly low blood glucose results. Abbott recommends that consumers immediately discontinue the use of these affected meters and take the necessary precautions to properly monitor blood sugar levels with an alternative meter.
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