Blood glucose meter recall

Johnson and Johnson Medical announced this week that it is voluntarily recalling and replacing nearly two million blood glucose meters.

At extremely high glucose readings of 56.8 mmol/L (1024 mg/dL) and above, the units have failed to provide a warning of dangerously high blood sugar and will shut off, potentially delaying proper treatment, the company said in a media release.

In Australia, the One Touch Verio IQ meters are affected, and a Johnson and Johnson statement advised the TGA had been notified and patients were advised to