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Accu-Chek test strip recall May 2018

As of 9 May, Roche Diabetes Care has discovered a fault causing incorrect readings in some batches of Accu-Chek Aviva and Accu-Chek Performa test strips.

Some strips may cause an error message to be displayed upon insertion into the blood glucose meter. However this is not always the case, as other strips may produce a reading that is too high or too low, and which may not easily be detected.

Steps to take if you use Accu-Chek Aviva or Accu-Chek Performa test strips:

  1.       Check the ‘lot numbers’ of your test strips against the complete list provided below. You can find the lot number on the top flap of the carton packaging as well as on the label of each test strip vial
  2.       Stop using strips from the affected lots immediately
  3.       Return strips from the affected lots to the pharmacy or retailer where you obtained them for a replacement pack

Affected lot numbers:

Accu-Chek Aviva strips (50s)


Accu-Chek Aviva strips (10s)


Accu-Chek Performa strips (10s)


Accu-Chek Performa Nano mmol Kit

[Please note that the lot number only applies to the pack of Performa 10 test strips contained within the kit]


If you have concerns, call Accu-Chek on 0800 701 000 or visit accu-chek.co.uk

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