New or Used Test Strips?

Has anyone put in a NEW test strip and then the meter tells you it's a USED strip? This has happened approximently 3 times so far. I thought maybe I mistakenly put an old strip back into the container so, I examined it and it appeared to be a new strip. BTW...I'm using the new Contour Next Link.

Yup... happens often, and not only with Contour's! They just happen to be the current meter... BTW you ARE familiar with the recent RECALL correct? Zero to do with your current error, merely they have ALL been recalled... every last one!

No, I haven't heard a thing about a recall. What's up with that?

When that happens I take the strip out and reinsert it. It usually works then. I've had this happen with both OneTouch and Accu-Chek meters.

I tried reinserting it but, nope....still didn't work.

throw the strip out, it is defective or has contaniments on the edge or contacts. One has to be very carefully handling. Aslo keep cap on the blanmks as the container is designed to absorb excess moisture.

here's the recall. it's only one lot number
"The lot numbers can be found on the bottom of the box and on the side of the bottle containing the strips. The affected lots begin with WK followed by the characters 7D, 7E, 7F or 7G and then followed by a series of other numbers and letters (for example WK7ED3E52C). Only bottles of test strips with the characters 7D, 7E, 7F, or 7G in the third and fourth position in the sequence are affected. Bottles with a lot number including 7J through 7M after WK are not affected and need not be returned."

Thanks Cat for your trouble getting that info to me.

Jims,since I don't have the LOT # that was recalled, you're probably correct in saying it was contaminated. Sometimes when I'm running low, I forget to wash my hands before handling the strips.

no problem. I can’t pull up the link again right now but if you’re interested in reading more I googled “contour test strip recall 2013”. I get a lot of error messages with the contour. I find its very particular about how it takes blood and the sample amount

Thanks again, Cat!