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November 15, 2002

Payless Wholesale Has Recalled Blood Glucose Test Strips

(SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the following information.

PRODUCT
Blood Glucose Test Strips - two (2) brands are involved:
a) Genuine ONE TOUCH(TM), 50 Test Strips per unit carton. Unit carton labeled in part, "*** Genuine ONE TOUCH(TM) *** 50 TEST STRIPS *** For the quantitative measurement of glucose in whole blood *** For use with all ONE TOUCH(TM) Brand Glucose Meters ***
LIFESCAN a Johnson & Johnson company Milpitas, California 95035 ***
LOT *** 53885 10631 (UPC #)***. Recall # Z-0252-3;

b) Uni-Check (TM) BLOOD GLUCOSE TEST STRIPS, 50 strips per unit carton. Unit carton labeled in part,"*** Uni-Check(TM) *** BLOOD GLUCOSE TEST STRIPS *** 50 Test Strips for Use with ONE TOUCH METERS *** 53885 10631 (UPC #)*** For Quantitative Measurement of Glucose in Whole Blood *** Produced for Diagnostic Solutions, Inc. Irvine, CA U.S.A. One Touch is a registered trademark of LifeScan Inc. a Johnson & Johnson company *** LOT ***. Recall # Z-0253-3.

Outer carton containing 24 unit packages is labeled in part, ***
UNI-CHECK TEST STRIPS *** CATALOG NO. 1702720 *** QTY: 24 PACKAGES
of 50 STRIPS/PACKAGES *** LOT No.: *** EXPIRES: ***"

CODE
All lots. Example of lots include:
ONE TOUCH: UPC 53885-10631, Lot 158855A, EXP. 2003 - 11
Uni-Check: UPC 53885-10631, Lot No. 1208A5W, EXPIRES 18 JAN 2004; CATALOG NO. 1702720.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Payless Wholesale Inc., Glendale, NY, by letters on August 15, 2002. FDA initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
Products not approved for sale in USA & Canada, and may give inaccurate readings when used with readers from US & Canada.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
Unknown.

DISTRIBUTION
OH, UT, MI and NY.

 
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