Recall: Blood Glucose Meters Shut Off after Measuring Dangerous Glucose Level

May 3, 2013 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned providers and consumers about a known error affecting an over-the-counter, single-use blood glucose meter frequently used by patients for self-care that shuts off when extremely high glucose levels are detected, states an April 23, 2013, FDA safety alert. At blood glucose levels of 1,024 mg/dL or above, the OneTouch Verio IQ Meter will turn off instead of displaying the message “Extreme high glucose above 600 mg/dL” as intended.

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