Abbott Laboratories Recalls Diabetes Testing Strips
Abbott Laboratories is one of the leading manufacturers of several different medications and other products that are used widely. One such product is a diabetes testing strip that absorbs the blood from a diabetes patient's finger and quickly relays to him or her the status of the blood sugar level. This measurement allows diabetics to manage their condition safely. Unfortunately, hundreds of millions of these diabetes testing strips have been recalled due to serious concerns about their ability to accurately measure these blood sugar levels.
The Abbott Laboratories diabetes testing strip recall was announced last week, and the problem that was identified was that the strips showed a tendency to provide a blood sugar level measurement that was lower than the actual level. Diabetes patients who see this inaccurate reading could mistakenly believe that their blood sugar level is not at a dangerous level when it actually is, which could give rise to additional dangers of diabetes-related health problems and attacks.
Overall, 359 million diabetes testing strips were recalled, and they were being sold in the United States and Puerto Rico. They were sold under several brand names, including:
- Precision Xceed Pro
- Precision Xtra
- Medisense Optium
- Optium EZ
- ReliOn Ultima
Consumers who are using these products are advised to stop doing so immediately and to return them for a free replacement.
Arizona Defective Products Lawyers
While it seems that the publicity surrounding this diabetes testing strip recall will help the public avoid problems, it's still possible that some people will trust the inaccurate readings given by these defective strips and will be harmed. Diabetes-related complications can be extremely dangerous and in some cases fatal. If you or someone you love has been harmed by this or any other product, seek the help of Arizona defective products lawyers who have been holding those responsible for this type of harm accountable for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group, Arizona's Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.