FDA strengthens test strip recall

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration intensified its recall of counterfeit LifeScan blood glucose test strips Dec. 15. The recall--first issued Oct. 13 and again Oct. 26--is now classified as a Class 1 situation because some of the counterfeit products might give blood glucose readings that are either too high or too low, possibly leading to a patient taking too much or too little insulin, resulting in serious injury or death. The counterfeit test strips are: One Touch Basic Profile (lot 272894A, 2619932, 2606340, 2615211 and 227078A); and One Touch Ultra (lot 2691191 and, just added to the recall, 2691261).