Roche Recalls Accu-Chek Diabetes Test Strips

Back in May, Roche notified users and healthcare providers that select lots of Accu-Chek Aviva Plus Plus test strips had cracks on their testing pad, leading to the following issues:

  • Unusable test strips
  • Inability for devices to detect strips
  • Inaccurate results

Which products were recalled?

This recall affected four lots:

Accu-Chek Aviva Plus Strips:

  • Lot # 496947 expiration date: 10/31/2018
  • Lot # 497291 expiration date: 04/30/2019
  • Lot # 497325 expiration date: 05/31/2019

Accu-Chek Aviva Plus Health Network Strips:

  • Lot # 497296 expiration date: 04/30/2019

What do I do if I think I have a recalled package?

Consumers who have purchased Accu-Chek Aviva Plus Strips should not open the package or use the contents. Instead, submit a request to obtain replacements in one of the following ways:

Inaccurate results from these test strips may lead to incorrect and unnecessary changes in your diabetes treatment. Be sure to contact your physician or healthcare provider if you have experienced any related problems.

Always inspect your prescriptions, including all parts of the packaging and devices. If you ever notice your medication doesn’t look or smell right, contact the manufacturer or ask your pharmacist for more information. You can also notify the FDA’s MedWatch Reporting Program as they can conduct further necessary investigations.

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