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LifeScan recalls OneTouch VerioIQ blood glucose meters

LifeScan recalls OneTouch VerioIQ blood glucose meters

Over 90,000 OneTouch VerioIQ blood glucose meters are being recalled by its maker LifeScan, Inc. According to the company, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, the meters can inadvertently shut off if readings are extremely high. That could lead lead to incorrect or delayed treatment.

The malfunction can occur if blood glucose readings are over 1024 mg/dl. Such extreme blood glucose readings are rare, says the Johnson & Johnson press release. But the malfunction would be serious, as users would not be warned of their dangerously high levels.

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Consumers with a OneTouch VerioIQ affected by this recall can receive a free replacement blood glucose meter by callng LifeScan toll-free: 800-717-0276.

LifeScan Announces Voluntary Recall of All OneTouch® Verio®IQ Blood Glucose Meters

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