Tuesday, March 26, 2013

VerioIQ recall notification for Canada and US

 I just saw a headline on the rolling news station that my husband watches.  It said something about a recall on a blood meter.  I went online looking for more information.  CTV news has issued a report on the recall. 

It seems that the OneTouch Verio IQ meter has been recalled in Canada and the USA.

The company has announced that the meter will shut itself off if the blood glucose level reaches 56.8mmol/l
It will not give the usual warning of extremely high glucose levels.  Once restarted, you must reset the time and date.  If you retest, and the reading is still above 56.8mmol/l it will again shut down.

Go to either of the following links to find more information on this circumstance and how to go about
returning your meter for replacement. 

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/onetouch-verio-iq-blood-glucose-meters-recalled-in-canada-1.1210787#ixzz2OhclLMuA

Lifescan has issued its own warning, and instructions for returning your meter for a full replacement.

Hopefully if your blood glucose gets to that extremely high level, you would have other symptoms, and another meter with which to double check your levels.

1 comment:

  1. Jeeze. With a BG that high would you still be alive??

    Just sayin'!