The Food and Drug Administration along with Nova Diabetes Care has issued a voluntary recall on almost 62 million Nova Max Blood Glucose test strips. A chemical while being manufactured contaminated the test strips and the defective strips produce incorrect and higher blood sugar readings. The inaccurate false blood sugar results could result in insulin-dosing errors, which could cause serious medical reactions to diabetics.
The recalled test strips were manufactured during December 2011 through April 2013 and were distributed online and in health care facilities around the world. Customers and health care professionals are recommended to discontinue use immediately. The director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health states: “A false reading could result in patient harm and delay critical care.” The FDA is investigating the Nova manufacturing process in an attempt to discover how the problem occurred and to stop future occurrences.
Customers can check to see if their blood glucose test strips are in the affected recall by visiting novacares.com or by calling 1-800-681-7390. Customers can also order free replacement strips online at no charge. In the meantime customers are advised to use a different method of blood glucose measuring and should pay special attention to the symptoms of hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia.
- Excessive thirst
- Excessive urination
- Blurred vision
- Abdominal pain
- Excessive sweating
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