The product was recalled because the meters reported the wrong units of measurement for Canadian users.
Bayer Healthcare and the FDA have notified healthcare professionals and consumers of a Class 1 Recall of Bayer Ascensia Contour Blood Glucose Monitoring System, Product 7152A. The product was recalled because the meters reported the wrong units of measurement for Canadian users. Instead of mmol/L, which is the appropriate measurement for Canadian users, the meters were reporting mg/dl. Consumers may misinterpret the blood glucose results displayed, overestimate the blood glucose levels, and could have a reaction of hypoglycemia. Patients with questions should call Bayer Healthcare at 1-(574) 256-3441. For the complete MedWatch safety summary, including a link to the manufacturer's recall notice, visit