DETROIT (WWJ) – Johnson and Johnson is recalling about 90,000 of its blood glucose meters sold across the U.S. — including here in Michigan.
The company says the recall of its One-Touch Verio-IQ is voluntary and the meters do work until someone who has dangerously high blood sugar tries to use it.
“If it gets extremely high, extraordinarily high, 1,024 or greater, then it will turn itself off and the patient will have to reboot.
Dr. Michael Pfeifer, LifeScan’s Chief Medical Officer says so far no injuries have been reported.
The meters are made by J&J’s Life-Scan unit, which will issue a free replacement meter to all patients.
Patients who are using the OneTouch® Verio®IQ Meter should:
Contact LifeScan Customer Service at (800) 717-0276 to make arrangements to receive a replacement meter at no charge and to speak with a LifeScan representative. Representatives are available 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT Monday through Sunday (LifeScan U.S. Customer Service).
Please note that patients may continue to test with their OneTouch® Verio®IQ Meters while they wait for their replacement meter to arrive as long as they are aware of this issue. However, LifeScan advises that if the meter unexpectedly turns itself off during testing, this could be a sign of extreme hyperglycemia requiring immediate medical attention and the patient should call a healthcare professional.
Seek additional information about this recall HERE.