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Roche announces urgent recall on certain Accu-Chek Aviva and Performa test strips
May 11th 2018
Roche Diabetes Care have asked for a recall on certain batches of its Accu-Chek Aviva and Performa test strips. The affected batches could result in readings that are either too high or tool low which in turn, can lead to treatment errors.
The company report that some strips in these batches may be giving error messages when inserted into the blood glucose meter, whilst other test strips may not give error messages but may still give the wrong readings.
If you are using Accu-Chek Aviva or Accu-Chek Performa test strips, please check whether you have any test strips in the batches affected.
Affected lot numbers for Accu-Chek Aviva test strips
The lot numbers can be found on the top of the boxes of test strips and on the side of the test strip tubs.
50 test strip pots:
10 test strip pots:
Affected lot numbers for Accu-Chek Performa test strips
10 test strip pots:
Test strips in the Accu-Chek Performa Nano blood glucose kit:
What to do if your test strips are affected
If your test strips are affected, it is important that you stop using them. If you have some unaffected test strips, use those instead.
Please take any affected lots back to the pharmacy they came from. The pharmacy may be able to give a replacement pack or otherwise advise you on what to do.
If you have questions about the recall, please call Accu-Chek on 0800 701 000.