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Information Notice on Stolen Abbott Diabetes Care Blood Glucose Monitoring Products

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Date Posted: June 27, 2011

ALAMEDA, Calif., June 24, 2011 -- Abbott Diabetes Care is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement officials to recover one tractor-trailer shipment of blood glucose monitoring products that was reported stolen from a shipping carrier facility in Louisville, Ky. on June 19.

Practitioners, pharmacies, and consumers are advised to purchase Abbott Diabetes Care blood glucose monitoring products only from well established, trusted and reputable sources and to be aware that an unusually low price is often an indication that a product has been stolen. Stolen blood glucose monitoring products may be harmful because they may have been stored at the wrong temperature or humidity or other improper conditions, may degrade, become contaminated, or may have been tampered with or handled improperly while outside of the legitimate supply chain.

Customers should always inspect blood glucose monitoring products and labels for the Expiration Date and for signs of tampering before opening. Abbott Diabetes Care products are packaged in "tamper-evident" boxes, meaning that if the package has been opened, it should be evident. Abbott Diabetes Care advises customers not to use any product if the packaging appears to have been disturbed in any way. Products and quantities stolen are listed below. Lot numbers are printed on the product boxes. In nearly every instance, these products represent only a portion of each product lot.

Description Lot(s) Part Quantity (#of Boxes)
FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Test Strips 1165111, 1165954*, 1166006*, 1166016*, 1166023 71026-20 30,096
FreeStyle Lancets T039038 13001-01 19,464
Precision Xtra Blood Glucose Test Strips 45001F489, 45001F497, 45001F526*, 45001F539 99694-35 10,728
Precision Xtra Blood Glucose Test Strips 45001F276, 45001F312 99695-35 9,900
FreeStyle Blood Glucose Test Strips 1160704, 1163444, 1165310 70792-20 6,420
Precision Xtra Blood Glucose Test Strips 45001F435, 45001G459 99877-35 1,878
Precision Xtra Blood Glucose Test Strips 45001F217 99728-35 1,284
FreeStyle Blood Glucose Monitoring System Normal Control Solution 1F2J86 14002-03 1,080
FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System 01R027D, 01R060D 70805-01 940
Precision Xtra Blood B-Ketone Test Strips 75001A48 70745-35 384
FreeStyle Freedom Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System 01R076D 70914-01 332
MediSense Glucose Control Solutions 13085B 70550-05 324
UniStick 2 Normal Single-Use Lancing F2387, F2397 98746-01 240
Precision Xtra Blood Glucose Test Strips 45001F463, 45001F512 99838-35 168
Precision Xtra Blood Glucose Test Strips 45001F113 99878-35 162
MediSense Glucose Control Solutions 52400 B 70552-05 144
Precision Xtra Blood Glucose and Ketone Monitoring System 03R112D 98814-20 64

* If customers obtain test strips from the following four lots: FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Test Strips (Part Number 71026-20, Lot Numbers: 1165954, 1166006, 1166016) or Precision Xtra Blood Glucose Test Strips (Part Number 99694-35, Lot Number 45001F526) they should not use these test strips and are advised to immediately call Abbott Diabetes Care Customer Service at 1-888- 522-5226 to have their test strips replaced free of charge. Almost all test strips from these lots were on the stolen tractor-trailer and the remaining test strips from these lots are in Abbott's control.

Anyone who has information regarding this incident or has received suspicious or unsolicited offers for the product in question after June 19 is advised to contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Criminal Investigations at 1-800-551-3989 or by visiting the OCI website

If customers have questions regarding these Abbott Diabetes Care products, please call 1-888-522-5226.

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