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Bayer Diabetes Care Contour Test Strips (TS)

Audience: Endocrinologists, healthcare professionals, diabetic patients, and pharmacies

[Posted 12/26/2007] Bayer Diabetes Care notified healthcare professionals and consumers of a voluntary market recall of test strips (sensors) used exclusively with the Contour TS Blood Glucose Meter. The product was recalled because test strips from specific lots could result in blood glucose readings with a positive bias that could demonstrate 5 - 17% higher test results. This issue is unrelated to the Contour TS meter itself and pertains only to certain test strips used with the meter. There is no impact on the performance of strips with other Bayer meters.

Healthcare professionals, retailers, patients and other customers who use Contour TS are advised to check the lot number of the test strips in their inventory and contact Bayer Diabetes Care for information regarding the return and replacement of strips. See the manufacturer's press release for specific product lot numbers affected by this recall.

[December 21, 2007 - Press Release - Bayer Diabetes Care]