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Johnson & Johnson Recalls Faulty Glucose Meters

Johnson & Johnson(WASHINGTON) -- A warning to diabetics: a major recall is now underway for faulty glucose meters that shut off instead of warn you that you need medical help.

Johnson & Johnson is voluntarily recalling all of its OneTouch VerioIQ blood glucose meters. The company says the devices don't warn the user when blood sugar becomes dangerously high; it just turns off.

The affected units are made by the company's Lifescan unit.

“Our patients’ safety is our number one priority,” said Dr. Michael Pfeifer, LifeScan’s chief medical officer. “When we learn that a product does not fully meet our expected standards, we will voluntarily notify our customers and patients and take corrective action. We regret the inconvenience these actions may cause. However, we will always err on the side of caution and make a decision that is in the best interest of our patients.”

If you have one, call Johnson & Johnson for a free replacement.

Click HERE for more on this recall.

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