NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (March 25, 2013)--Johnson & Johnson has issued a voluntary recall for all its OneTouch VerioIQ blood glucose meters in the U.S. because they do not provide a warning when a diabetic's blood sugar level is dangerously high, but instead turn off.
The meters are made by J&J's LifeScan unit, which will issue free replacement meters to all patients.
The company said the meters shut down when a patient's blood sugar hits 1,024 milligrams per deciliter, which is an extremely high level requiring immediate medical attention.
Johnson & Johnson, based in New Brunswick, N.J., said patients the meters should contact LifeScan's customer service at 800-717-0276 to arrange for a replacement meter or ask questions.
The recall is J&J's latest in a string of about three dozen since 2009.