Recall of Blood Glucose Meters – Freestyle Insulinx for Incorrect Reading Results

Abbott Diabetes Care, the maker of the Freestyle Insulinx blood glucose meter, has initiated a voluntary Class I recall of this meter. A Class I is the most serious type of recall, involving a reasonable probability that use of this product will cause serious adverse health consequences. These meters display and store in memory an incorrect blood sugar level result if you have an extremely high blood sugar level (1,024 mg/dL and above). This high of a blood glucose level is rare, but importantly, is a serious health risk that requires immediate attention. The Freestyle Insulinx blood glucose meters were distributed from April 18, 2012 through April 1, 2013. If you have a Freestyle Insulinx blood glucose meter, the following options are available: 
• Access a software update to install on your meter to resolve the issue at: www.freestyleinsulinx.com/swupdate1. The software update will allow you to maintain settings and historical data on your meter.
• Contact Abbott Diabetes Care Customer Service at 1-866-723-2697 to expedite return and replacement of your FreeStyle InsuLinx meter at no charge. Replacements are available, and Abbott will send a meter to you immediately upon request.
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Leslie A. Goller

Leslie A. Goller

Leslie has dedicated her career to championing consumers – whether they were harmed by big corporations, dangerous products, medical mistakes, accidents, or an unsafe environment – no issue is too big for her to tackle. She successfully prevented an incinerator from being built at University Hospital (now UF-Jacksonville), which would have polluted the air with toxic chemicals and obtained significant restrictions of other Jacksonville hospital incinerators resulting in cleaner air.