BAD NEWS FOR DIABETICS – AGAIN!
Bayer recalls Contour test strips for diabetes – AP Reports Wed Dec 26, 2007
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A unit of Bayer AG recalled diabetes test strips used with its Contour TS Blood Glucose Meter because they may result in 5 to 17 percent higher blood glucose readings, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday.
The test strips are used by diabetic patients to monitor their daily blood sugar levels.
Bayer Diabetes Care said the recalled test strips were produced on new manufacturing equipment and that it has fixed the problem.
Some 53 production lots were affected by the recall, totaling 230,000 bottles of strips, a Bayer spokeswoman said. Each bottle typically contains 25 to 50 strips.
Details about the recalled test strips’ product code and lot numbers were posted on the FDA Web site: www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/bayer12_07.html
(Reporting by Julie Vorman; Editing by Toni Reinhold)
Well I am glad that the FDA actually discovered the problem – but I can imagine how bad that could be for someone who regulates insulin intake based on the daily blood sugar readings – sure hope it hasn’t caused any permanent damage!