Fake blood sugar tests have been found on the US market. They have been sold under different models of the LifeScan Inc who immediately notified the FDA about the fraud and who started pursuing legal actions right away.

U.S. health officials are warning diabetics not to use blood sugar test strips under the brand “One Touch Basic Profile” with lot numbers 272894A, 2619932 or 2606340 and English, Greek and Portuguese writings displayed on the outer carton and One Touch Ultra with the lot number 2691191 and English and French texts on the carton.

There haven’t been any injuries reported so far but the tests could give incorrect blood glucose values that could lead to incorrect insulin intake and further to serious injuries or even death.

Those people who bought the blood sugar tests under those names should immediately replace them and see their doctors. Most of the fake tests strips have been distributed to pharmacies in Ohio, New York, Florida, Maryland and Missouri and were distributed by Medical Plastic Devices, Inc. of Quebec, Canada, and Champion Sales Inc. of Brooklyn, N.Y.

These distributors were not available for comment.