Roche announces urgent recall on certain Accu-Chek Aviva and Performa test strips

Benedict Jephcote
Fri, 11 May 2018
Roche announces urgent recall on certain Accu-Chek Aviva and Performa test strips
Roche Diabetes Care have asked for a recall on certain batches of its Accu-Chek Aviva and Performa test strips.

The recall is important as using the affected batch of strips could result in readings that are either too high or too low, which could lead to treatment errors.

The company report that some strips in these batches may be giving error messages when inserted into the blood glucose meter, whilst other test strips may not give error messages but may still give erroneous readings.

If you are using Accu-Chek Aviva or Accu-Chek Performa test strips, please check whether you have any test strips in the batches affected.

Affected lot numbers for Accu-Chek Aviva test strips

50 test strip pots:
  • 497392
  • 497391
  • 496915
  • 496809
  • 496802
  • 496807
10 test strip pots:
  • 497344
  • 497392

Affected lot numbers for Accu-Chek Performa test strips

10 test strip pots:
  • 476597
  • 476646
Test strips in the Accu-Chek Performa Nano blood glucose kit:
  • 10153116
  • 10153114
  • 10153115
  • 10153112
  • 10153111
The lot numbers can be found on the top of the boxes of test strips and on the side of the test strip tubs.

See the illustration above for guidance on where to find the lot numbers.

What to do if your test strips are affected

If your test strips are affected, it is important that you stop using the test strips. If you have some unaffected test strips, use those instead.

Please take any affected lots back to the pharmacy they came from. The pharmacy may be able to give a replacement pack or otherwise advise you on what to do.

If you have questions about the recall, please call Accu-Chek on 0800 701 000.
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