Accu-Chek Diabetes Strips Product Recall

Accu-Chek Aviva and Performa test strips have been recalled by the manufacturer after discovering that the strips have been providing falsely high or low results. This could result in the diabetes patient erroneously adjusting their medication.

An estimated 260,000 packs are believed to be affected by the faulty product, according to the government website.

Dan Howarth, Head of Care at Diabetes UK, said about the recall,
“It is incredibly important that people living with diabetes are able to rely on the technology that is designed to help them manage their blood sugar, so we’d strongly recommend that anyone using these test strips check their batch numbers and get replacement strips accordingly.”

“Inaccurate readings could mean you over- or under-dose with insulin, which in the short term can cause problems with hyper and hypoglycaemia. If you’re worried about your readings, we’d recommend speaking to your GP or a pharmacist as soon as possible.”

Can I claim?

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have urged all Accu-Chek users to check their diabetes test strips for the following lot numbers which have been recalled:


  • 497392
  • 497391
  • 496915
  • 496809
  • 496802
  • 496807


  • 497344
  • 497392


  • 476597
  • 476646

Accu-Chek Inform II strips (professional use only)

  • 476614

Accu-Chek Performa Nano mmol Kit
(Please note the recall only applies to the pack of Performa 10 test strips contained within the kit)

  • 10153116
  • 10153114
  • 10153115
  • 10153112
  • 10153111

Can I Claim Compensation For Accu-Chek Diabetes Test Strips False Readings?

Diabetics who have been affected by the false readings from Accu-Check Diabetes Test Strips may be able to seek compensation with claims for personal injury.

Contact Tylers Solicitors today on (freephone): 0800 699 0079 to see if you can make a claim.

Tylers are a No-Win, No-Fee solicitors specialising in personal injury. Local and national cases taken.