AUDIENCE: Consumer, Health Professional, Pharmacy
ISSUE: At extremely high blood glucose levels of 1024 mg/dL and above, the OneTouch Verio IQ Meter will turn off instead of displaying the message “EXTREME HIGH GLUCOSE above 600 mg/dL” as intended. When turned back on, the meter enters the “Set-Up” mode and requires the user to confirm the date and time settings before being able to test again. However, if the glucose level is still measuring1024 mg/dL or above when testing, the meter will shut down again.
BACKGROUND: The OneTouch Verio IQ Blood Glucose Meter is an over-the counter single-use device intended to be used by a patient outside of a health care facility as an aid to monitor the effectiveness of diabetes control measures sugar (glucose) in blood drawn from the fingertips. All OneTouch Verio IQ Blood Glucose Meters are being recalled and were distributed from December 14, 2011 through March 7, 2013.
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