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A unit of embattled drug giant Johnson & Johnson is recalling nearly 2 million blood glucose meters after learning of a defect triggered when they register high blood sugar levels.

J&J's LifeScan, Inc. unit discovered that three brands of its blood glucose meteres were shut off when they encountered extremely high levels of 1024 milligrams per decileter and higher. The meters should be displaying warnings for glucose readings of more than 600.

American Diabetes Association guildelines suggest that blood glucose following a meal should be less than 180 mg/dL.

The meters are sold under the OneTouch ViroIQ brand name. Outside the U.S., OneTouch VerioIQ, OneTouch VerioPro and OneTouch VerioPro+ Brands are being recalled.

According to a company statement, the malfucntion could lead to "incorrect treatmentOn and delaying proper treatment."

The Associated Press reported the recall is the latest in about three dozen since 2009 by J&J.

Sheller, P.C. is investigating claims related to the malfunctioning of One Touch ViroIQ meters. If you or a loved one has suffered injury due to delayed treatment because of a malfunctioning blood meter, call us at (800) 883-2299 to discuss your legal rights.

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