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Abbott issues recall of certain blood glucose monitoring systems

Abbott Diabetes Care, a manufacturer of glucose monitoring systems, has announced that its is voluntarily conducting a recall for the FreeStyle blood glucose meter and the FreeStyle Flash blood glucose meter.

These two meters have not been in production since 2010. Other Abbott Diabetes Care meters are not affected by the recall.

When used with the Abbott FreeStyle test strips, the FreeStyle blood glucose meter and the FreeStyle flash blood glucose meter may produce mistakenly low blood glucose results. Abbott began notifying users on 19 February 2014, immediately after the issue was discovered.

This voluntary recall does not apply to any other Freestyle brand blood glucose monitoring systems – Freestyle Lite, Freestyle Freedom Lite or Freestyle InsuLinx systems can continue to be used with the Freestyle test strips.