LifeScan voluntarily recalls OneTouch Verio IQ blood glucose meter

March 27, 2013

 

LifeScan, a leader in blood glucose monitoring systems, recalled its OneTouch Verio IQ blood glucose meters in the United States on March 25, according to a company statement.

The device was malfunctioning and would not provide a warning for high blood glucose levels of 1024 mg/dL or above, which could potentially lead to incorrect treatment or delayed treatment, the company said.

“The likelihood of experiencing an extremely high blood glucose level of 1024 mg/dL or higher is remote; however, when such a blood glucose level occurs, it is a serious health risk requiring immediate medical attention,” the company noted.

Patients who have the OneTouch Verio IQ meter can contact LifeScan at 800-717-0276 to receive a replacement meter or speak with a LifeScan representative. The customer service line is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT Monday through Sunday.

All other OneTouch blood glucose meters sold in the United States are not affected by this recall, the company noted.

For more information about the recall, go to www.onetouch.com.