Nipro Diagnostics Has Voluntarily Recalled Certain Blood Glucose Meters
Patients suffering with diabetes, hypoglycemia, or other blood sugar disorders rely on electronic meters to help them measure their blood glucose levels daily. Unfortunately, some meters manufactured by Nipro Diagnostics may not be giving these patients accurate results. The problem is serious enough that Nipro has voluntarily recalled some of its TRUEbalance and TRUEtrack meters.
What’s Wrong With These Meters?
These meters are defective because of a manufacturing problem. These meters could have an incorrect factory unit of measure that shows the glucose results in mmol/L instead of mg/dl.
The mmol/L measurement, millimoles per liter, is a common standard in Europe, but it is not used in the United States. The U.S. uses the mg/dl measurement, which stands for milligrams per deciliter. The same blood sample would give wildly different results if tested on two meters calibrated to the different measurement systems.
If a person does not realize the error in the unit of measurement, he could incorrectly think that his blood glucose result is lower than it is.
What Consumers Should Do If They Have One of These Meters
The affected models were distributed in the United States from September 2008 until May 2013. Nipro sent out recall notices to pharmacies, durable medical equipment providers, mail order companies, and distributors, but not to consumers.
Consumers who suspect they may have one of these recalled products should obtain the serial number on the back of the glucose meter and check to see if it is an affected model at Nipro Diagnostics’ web page or call Stericycle toll-free at 866-236-4518 with the serial number. If a consumer has a recalled blood glucose meter, he should call Stericycle at the number listed above to arrange to receive a replacement meter at no charge.
No deaths or injuries have been reported related to the recall. However, since consumers have not been notified of the recall, they may not realize they are using a defective product and risk being injured if the blood glucose reading is not accurate.
If you or a family member were injured because of a Nipro blood glucose meter or other defective product, you need an experienced attorney to file a defective product lawsuit to help you get the compensation you deserve. The Morton Law Offices have helped many people like you in the Boise area. Call our compassionate legal team at 888.716.8021 for a FREE consultation to learn how we can help you.
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