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Counterfeit test strips

Heads up to all of you out there that may use Lifescan’s OneTouch meters – check your test strips!  The FDA recently put out a warning that counterfeit test strips for OneTouch meters have been put on the market.  Using counterfeit test strips is potentially highly dangerous, as they could lead to false blood sugar readings.  So, if you us those meters, check the lot number of your test strips with the ones listed below, and double check any questionable readings before taking insulin.

These counterfeit test strips have NOT been issued by Lifescan, and should not be used with the OneTouch meter.  If you have the counterfeit test strips, or have questions, call OneTouch at  1-866-621-4855.

The lot numbers for the counterfeit test strips are: One Touch Basic/Profile test strips, lot numbers 272894A, 2619932, 2606340, 2615211 and 227078A; and One Touch Ultra test strips, lot numbers 2691191 and 2691261

The counterfeit test strips can be identified by the following characteristics:

Counterfeit One Touch Basic/Profile Test Strips

  • Lot Numbers 272894A, 2619932 or 2606340
  • Multiple Languages- English, Greek and Portuguese text on the outer carton
  • Limited to 50-Count One Touch (Basic/Profile) Test Strip packages

Counterfeit One Touch Ultra Test Strips

  • Lot Number 2691191
  • Multiple Languages- English and French text on the outer carton
  • Limited to 50-Count One Touch Ultra Test Strip packages

More information can be found at the FDA Warning Site

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