FreeStyle Lite and FreeStyle Test Strips
December 3, 2013
Abbott is voluntarily recalling 20 lots of FreeStyle Lite and FreeStyle blood glucose test strips. Use of these test strips may result in erroneously low blood glucose results when used with the FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meter, the FreeStyle Flash Blood Glucose Meter, and the OmniPod Insulin Management System.
Recalled lots have expiration dates between May 2014 and March 2015 and are listed below:
The recalled test strips do not affect blood glucose results when used with FreeStyle Freedom Blood Glucose Meter, FreeStyle Freedom Lite Blood Glucose Meter, and FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Meter. The FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Meter is also unaffected as it uses different test strips. Direct patients with affected lots and devices to call Abbott’s customer service (1-888-736-9869) for free test strip replacement.
Additional information is available at the following links:
- FDA MedWatch Alert:
- Firm Press Release:
- Abbott Diabetes Care:
abbottdiabetescare.com or 1-888-736-9869
December 3, 2013; University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2013, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.