NIAGARA – A company that supplies the health industry with blood glucose test strips and equipment has announced a voluntary recall of some of its products.
Health Canada has informed Canadians that some Nova Max Blood Glucose Test Strips were contaminated during the manufacturing process. Also recalled are unused Nova Max Plus Glucose Meter kits, which contain test strips from the recalled lots.
The strips under recall may report a false, abnormally high blood glucose result. Under certain conditions, a false result could lead users with diabetes to an insulin dosing error requiring immediate medical attention.
The strips are sold in retail stores, pharmacies, online and at some health-care facilities.
The Canadian distributor, Nova Biomedical Canada Ltd., is providing additional guidance for customers, and Canadians can also consult their healthcare professional if they have concerns about glucose test results obtained using the strips. Patients should not make significant changes to their diabetes management program without speaking to their healthcare professional.
Healthcare professionals and pharmacists with unused kits involved in the recall should remove them from circulation immediately.
Anyone needing further information about the recall can contact Nova Diabetes Care customer service at 1?800?260?1021.
Nova Max Test Strip Recalled Lots
Nova Max Test Strip (10 count vials) – Catalogue Number 43877
Nova Max Test Strip (100 count vials) – Catalogue Number 43955
Nova Max Plus Meter Kit Recalled Lots
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