Product Recall


HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Abbott Diabetes Care, in consultation with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), have given notice of an urgent product recall of FreeStyle Lite® Blood Glucose Test Strips as follows:

FreeStyle Lite® Blood Glucose Test Strips

Contents glucose indicator blood strip: diagnostic, 100 diagnostic strips
Batch Nos. 1366540 1366621
Expiry Dates 31 Dec 2014 31 Dec 2014


This recall has been issued as the test strips may give incorrect low readings when used with FreeStyle Papillon Mini® blood glucose meters.

The recall only affects users of FreeStyle Papillon Mini® blood glucose meters as the above batches of test strips have not affected the readings from the newer technology in: FreeStyle Lite®, FreeStyle Freedom Lite® and FreeStyle InsuLinx® meters.

Please inspect your stocks and quarantine all units from the affected batches for return to your supplier who will arrange for refund or replacement. Any items supplied by HPS Pharmacies should be returned to the pharmacy for processing.

Retain this notice in a prominent position, including other related business units for one month in case stock is in transit. Report any problems identified with medicines, vaccines or medical devices to the TGA.

Should you require further information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies or Abbott Diabetes Care Customer Service on 1800 801

Information regarding expected dates for supply may vary subject to delays which are out of our control. HPS Pharmacies does not accept responsibility for such changes but will endeavour to keep our clients updated as information is made available from drug manufacturers or wholesalers.

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