July 29, 2013

Voluntary Recall of Specified Lots of Nova Max® Glucose Test Strips

There is a recall notice out today about specific lots of Nova Max® test strips.

Please see details at:

http://www.novacares.com/news/nova-max-recall.php

In part it says:

WALTHAM, Mass. - July 26, 2013 Diabetes Care today announced it is initiating a voluntary recall of 21 lots of the Nova Max Glucose Test Strips distributed both in the USA and outside the continental USA. Nova Max® Plus™ glucose meter kits that include test strips from the recalled lots are also included in this voluntary recall. 
The company has recently determined that some of the blood glucose test strips contained within the indicated Nova Max Glucose Test Strip lots and Nova Max Plus glucose meter kits may report a false, abnormally high blood glucose result. Those who use, recommend clinically, or sell Nova Max Glucose Test Strips for blood glucose testing should immediately discontinue using or distributing glucose test strips from the recalled lots and catalog numbers. 
A false abnormally high blood glucose result could, under certain conditions, result in an insulin dosing error that could lead to a serious health risk requiring immediate medical attention. 
Customers can check to confirm if they have blood glucose test strips from the affected lots by visiting www.novacares.com/news/nova-max-recall.php or by contacting Nova Diabetes Care customer service at 1-800-681-7390. 
No other product or lot number from Nova Diabetes Care is impacted by this recall. Customers can contact Nova Diabetes Care customer service at 1-800-681-7390 to replace their affected test strip lot or meter kit at no charge.

Other reports state the lots are:
Nova Max Test Strip Recalled Lots
Test Strip Lot Number
1020211346
1020411347
1020611348
1020811350
1020211355
1020212032
1020512087
1020212100
1020212101
1020212153
1020712206
1020212207
1020412255
1020212291
1020912292
1020412341
1020213043
1020213074
1020213109