Chris DeWald: Diabetic test strip recall

Hello, readers. Many of us depend on using diabetic sugar numbers for keeping us healthy. Before I go further about diabetes, let me inform you of a product recall. I just received this today – Jan. 3, 2011. It is from Abbott Diabetes Care in Alameda, Calif. Here are the test strips’ names:

  • MediSense Optium Blood Glucose Electrodes
  • OptimumEZ Blood Glucose Strips
  • Precision G3b Smartblue Blood Glucose Strips
  • ReliOn Ultima Blood Glucose Strips
  • Medisense Optium Blood Glucose Strips
  • Optium Blood Glucose Strips
  • Precision Xceed Pro Blood Glucose Strips
  • Precision Point of Care Blood Glucose Strips
  • Precision Xtra Blood Glucose Strips
  • Precision Xtra Blood Glucose and Ketone Monitoring System.

There are lot numbers associated with this recall. Please go to www.precisionoptimuminfo.com.

There is also a number to contact Abbott: 800.448.5234.

I verified by letter and by phone that I am one of those recalled. The phone conversation with a customer service representative that I had was “rude,” but I don’t sound “desirable.”

I shall go into diabetes in another story. I needed to get this out.

Column by Chris DeWald

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