Bayer recalls Ascensia Contour monitoring system

July 23, 2007

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