Recall of Device Recall FreeStyle Flash Blood Glucose Monitors

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Abbott Diabetes Care, Inc..

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class 1
  • Event Number
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  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
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  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    System, test, blood glucose, over the counter - Product Code NBW
  • Reason
    Abbott diabetes care has identified through internal testing and investigation that all non-applied voltage legacy meters have the potential to produce out of range control solution results and/or erroneously low blood glucose results when used in conjunction with free style test strips lots within expiry.
  • Action
    The firm, Abbott Diabetes Care, sent an "IMPORTANT: URGENT PRODUCT RECALL"- letter dated February 14, 2014 to all customers for whom they have a record of receiving 0mV meters on February 19, 2014 via trackable method. Abbott also issued Press Release on March 14, 2014. The letter describe the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to discontinue use of your FreeStyle Flash or FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meter and call Abbott Diabetes Care Customer Service at 1-888-345-5364 for replacement at no charge; upon receiving replacement meter; immediately dispose of your old meter in accordance with your local and state disposal regulations; and please read your test strip insert carefully to ensure that you are using the correct test strip type for your Blood Glucose Meter. The firm, OmniPod, sent a ACD letter dated February 7, 2014 and included Abbotts February 14, 2014 letter to its customers. The letter described the product, problem, and actions to be taken. The customers were informed that you can safely continue to use the OmniPod System for your insulin delivery needs. The customers were instructed to read all of the materials included in the Abbott communication carefully and make sure you understand how it affects you; to immediately discontinue use of FreeStyle test strips with the Freestyle meter built into the OmniPod system; call Abbott Diabetes Care Customer Service immediately at 1-877-584-5159 for replacement strips; while waiting on replacement strips, use an unaffected meter such as the FreeStyle Freedom blood glucose meter; you can always use an alternative blood glucose meter. The notification will be posted on the Abbott Diabetes Care website at If you have any further questions, please call Abbott Diabetes Care Customer Service at 1-877-584-5159. For questions or concerns with the continued use of your OmniPod Insulin Management System contact Insulet Product Support at 1-800-591-34


  • Model / Serial
    Catalog Number 17002 NDC 99073-0170-02. All serial numbers
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution: US (nationwide) and countries of: Austria, Canada, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
  • Product Description
    FreeStyle Flash Blood Glucose Monitors System. || Meter made in China; || Distributed by TheraSense, Alameda, CA || The FreeStyle Flash meter should only be used with FreeStyle Test Strips and FreeStyle Control Solution. Using other brands of test strips and control solutions with the FreeStyle Meter can product inaccurate results. || Intended to monitor blood glucose from samples taken from the body. IVD use only,
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Abbott Diabetes Care, Inc., 1360 S Loop Rd, Alameda CA 94502-7000
  • Source