Blood glucose meters recalled

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by Warren Trent

azfamily.com

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 26 at 4:28 PM

PHOENIX -- Johnson & Johnson is voluntarily recalling nearly 2 million of its One-Touch Verio IQ blood glucose meters.

The recall is worldwide, but includes 90,000 meters sold in the United States. It's unknown how many of those are in Arizona.

The Life-Scan unit of Johnson & Johnson says the meters malfunction and will not provide a warning if blood glucose levels are extremely high.

The manufacturer is offering a free replacement. Johnson & Johnson says patients can continue using their current meter as long as they understand the defect, but 3 On Your Side recommends ordering a replacement.

Patients who are using the One-Touch Verio IQ meter should call Life-Scan customer service.  

For more information about the recall, visit www.jnj.com.

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