December 22, 2010 – CBS 2 News at 5PM
If you’re diabetic and check your blood sugar to stay healthy, you better check the kind of strips you’re using.READ MORE: Former Northwestern Professor Wyndham Lathem Gets 53 Years For Murder Of Boyfriend Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau
Abbott Labs is recalling 359 million testing strips that may give false readings with low blood sugar levels.READ MORE: Chicago Bears Reportedly Expected To Sign Chiefs Exec Ryan Poles As New GM
The FDA says the problems are caused by a defect.
The test strips, which were manufactured between Jan. and May 2010, are sold both in retail and online settings directly to consumers, but are also used in health care facilities.MORE NEWS: Who Is Jim Williams? CBS 2 Anchor Spent Formative Years In West Chatham
For information on specific brands and lot numbers affected, click here.