News Releases

March 17, 2014

Abbott Issues Recall of Certain Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of FreeStyle® Blood Glucose Meters and the FreeStyle Flash® Blood Glucose Meters.

When used with the Abbott FreeStyle test strips, the FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meter and the FreeStyle Flash Blood Glucose Meter may produce mistakenly low blood glucose results. Abbott recommends the following actions for people with meters affected by this recall:

This voluntary recall does not apply to any other Freestyle brand blood glucose monitoring systems - Freestyle Lite®, Freestyle Freedom Lite® or Freestyle InsuLinx® systems can continue to be used with the Freestyle test strips. For users of the OmniPod® Insulin Management System with the built-in FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meter, please refer to the previously sent letter for Abbott recommended actions or visit www.abbottdiabetescare.com/press-room/2014/2014-b.html.

The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm389357.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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