Diabetes glucose test strips Nova Max recalled

Nova Diabetes Care, working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has recalled 21 lots of glucose test strips manufactured between December 2011 and April 2013. These strips, which are also sold in the Nova Max Plus Blood Glucose Meter Kits, may report back false, abnormally high blood glucose readings. The FDA warns that these false readings may result in insulin dosing errors.

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If you currently use Nova Max Glucose Test Strips, or have the Nova Max Plus Blood Glucose Monitoring system, call Nova Diabetes Care customer service at 1-800-681-7390 to see if your strips are from a defective lot. If your strips are indeed defective, immediately stop using them and continue to monitor your blood sugar using either a different monitoring system or unaffected Nova Max test strips. You can return the recalled test strips to Nova Diabetes Care in return for replacement strips at no charge.

Sources

FDA announces a voluntary recall of Nova Max Blood Glucose Test Strips [US FDA]

Voluntary Recall of Specified Lots of Nova Max® Glucose Test Strips [Nova Diabetes Care]

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