Bayer Stops Shipping Contour Test Strips – Second Attempt

Bayer Stops Shipping Contour Test Strips – Second Attempt

Yesterday Diabetic Investor discovered that Bayer field reps had stopped sampling Contour glucose monitors and rumors were spreading that the company was getting set to issue a recall of Contour test strips. Diabetic Investor reached out to Bayer and received the following response;

“Bayer HealthCare has temporarily suspended new shipments of products containing reagent vials of 5-, 10- and 25-count test strips used with Contour®, Contour® USB, Contour™TS and Bayer’s DIDGET™ blood glucose meters to Bayer Diabetes Care customers.  Bayer is taking this action out of an abundance of caution to address a packaging issue, and not to address a concern for human health resulting from use of our blood glucose meters or as a result of any adverse events reported to Bayer.   Accordingly we are temporarily suspending new shipments of products while we investigate and resolve the issue but are not removing vials of  5-, 10- and 25-count test strips for use with Contour®, Contour®USB, Contour™TS and Bayer’s DIDGET™ that are currently in the market with customers.

Bayer is working on the issue and has reached out to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory authorities around the world to inform them of our actions and will provide additional information when it becomes available.”

As more information becomes available Diabetic Investor will obviously pass it along.