Attn Diabetics: Johnson & Johnson Voluntarily Recalls Over 2 Million Blood Glucose Meters
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(CBS Charlotte) — If you’re a diabetic, you know how important it is to regularly check your blood sugar. Recently, Johnson & Johnson announced that the company is voluntarily recalling over 2 million blood glucose meters worldwide.
The meters are not working properly for diabetics who have high glucose readings, and instead of alerting the individual that their blood sugar is high, some devices are shutting off — which could delay treatment in diabetics who are in desperate need of medical assistance.
The company has notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA,) in addition to health care officials and registered users.
Blood Glucose Meters Affected In The Recall
-Verio IQ model
-OneTouch Verio Pro meters
-OneTouch Verio Pro+
The OneTouch Ultra model was not part of the recall, and the company has advised diabetics who currently use the OneTouch Ultra model to continue using as directed by their physician.
To date, there have been no reports of injuries in the United States due to the faulty meters, and Johnson & Johnson is in the process of replacing all recalled meters.
-Nichole Jaworski, CBS Charlotte