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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co <F.N> said Friday it is recalling 874,000 pickup trucks in North America with engine block heaters for fire risks.

The second largest U.S. automaker said the recall covers some 2015-2019 Ford F-150 trucks, along with the 2017-2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty, F-350 Super Duty, F-450 Super Duty, and F-550 Super Duty pick-up trucks.

Ford said water and contaminants may get into the block heater cable's splice connector, causing corrosion and damage and potentially a fire. Ford told U.S. regulators it is aware of reports of three fires in Canada linked to the issue, but unaware of any reports of accidents or injuries.

The recall covers 410,000 vehicles in the United States and about 464,000 in Canada. Ford dealers will inspect and seal the block heater cable, or replace it if necessary. The recall will begin early next month.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Nick Zieminski)


Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. issues Nationwide Recall of CoaguChek Test Strips

For Immediate Release

December 20, 2018

Contact

Consumers

Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc.
RMA@medexsupply.com
(888)433-2300

Announcement

This announcement clarifies information included in Terrific Care, LLC's press release issued on 12/19/2018

On 12/19/2018, Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. initiated a nationwide recall of Roche CoaguChek test strips distributed directly to U.S. consumers by Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. This recall only includes CoaguChek test strips distributed directly to U.S. consumers by Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc via its website/phone calls/facsimal of All Catalog/REF Numbers that DO NOT END IN 160.

The products distributed by Terrific Care, LLC / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. have been found to inaccurately report high INR test results. Patients taking warfarin who receive inaccurate INR results above their target therapeutic range may be at risk for inappropriate therapeutic measures such as a warfarin dose reduction, interruption of warfarin use, or administration of vitamin K.

All Catalog/REF Numbers that DO NOT END IN 160

Product Catalog/REF Numbers Affected Lot Numbers
CoaguChek XS Test Strips (All varieties sold by Terrific Care LLC. dba Medex Supply) All Catalog/REF Numbers that do NOT end in 160 (see ex. image below) 27216700 through 33449899
 

This recall is related to the recent Roche Diagnostics Recall, the manufacturer of CoaguChek meters and test strips. The CoaguChek test strips distributed by Terrific Care LLChttp://www.emergencyemail.org/newsemergency/Medex Supply Dist. Inc. include Catalog/REF numbers that were not included in the recent Roche recall because these items were not distributed by Roche Diagnostics in the United States.

Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. began distributing impacted products between 12/27/2017 through 12/15/2018 directly to consumers via courier service.

Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. voluntarily recalled product after becoming aware of consumer complaints.

Actions Required:

Immediately stop using all CoaguChek XS Test Strips listed above and purchased directly from Terrific Care LLC. dba MedEx Supply.

Returns:

  • Please send an E-Mail to RMA@medexsupply.com or call a customer service specialist at 888-433-2300 between the hours of 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, monday - thursday
  • Return impacted strips directly to Terrific Care LLC. 61 Willet Street Passaic, NJ 07055-1971

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co <F.N> said Friday it is recalling 874,000 pickup trucks in North America with engine block heaters for fire risks.

The second largest U.S. automaker said the recall covers some 2015-2019 Ford F-150 trucks, along with the 2017-2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty, F-350 Super Duty, F-450 Super Duty, and F-550 Super Duty pick-up trucks.

Ford said water and contaminants may get into the block heater cable's splice connector, causing corrosion and damage and potentially a fire. Ford told U.S. regulators it is aware of reports of three fires in Canada linked to the issue, but unaware of any reports of accidents or injuries.




The recall covers 410,000 vehicles in the United States and about 464,000 in Canada. Ford dealers will inspect and seal the block heater cable, or replace it if necessary. The recall will begin early next month.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Nick Zieminski)


Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. issues Nationwide Recall of CoaguChek Test Strips
For Immediate Release

December 20, 2018

Contact
Consumers

Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc.
RMA@medexsupply.com
(888)433-2300

Announcement

This announcement clarifies information included in Terrific Care, LLC's press release issued on 12/19/2018

On 12/19/2018, Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. initiated a nationwide recall of Roche CoaguChek test strips distributed directly to U.S. consumers by Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. This recall only includes CoaguChek test strips distributed directly to U.S. consumers by Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc via its website/phone calls/facsimal of All Catalog/REF Numbers that DO NOT END IN 160.

The products distributed by Terrific Care, LLC / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. have been found to inaccurately report high INR test results. Patients taking warfarin who receive inaccurate INR results above their target therapeutic range may be at risk for inappropriate therapeutic measures such as a warfarin dose reduction, interruption of warfarin use, or administration of vitamin K.

All Catalog/REF Numbers that DO NOT END IN 160

Product Catalog/REF Numbers Affected Lot Numbers
CoaguChek XS Test Strips (All varieties sold by Terrific Care LLC. dba Medex Supply) All Catalog/REF Numbers that do NOT end in 160 (see ex. image below) 27216700 through 33449899
 

This recall is related to the recent Roche Diagnostics Recall, the manufacturer of CoaguChek meters and test strips. The CoaguChek test strips distributed by Terrific Care LLChttp://www.emergencyemail.org/newsemergency/Medex Supply Dist. Inc. include Catalog/REF numbers that were not included in the recent Roche recall because these items were not distributed by Roche Diagnostics in the United States.

Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. began distributing impacted products between 12/27/2017 through 12/15/2018 directly to consumers via courier service.

Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. voluntarily recalled product after becoming aware of consumer complaints.

Actions Required:

Immediately stop using all CoaguChek XS Test Strips listed above and purchased directly from Terrific Care LLC. dba MedEx Supply.

Returns:

  • Please send an E-Mail to RMA@medexsupply.com or call a customer service specialist at 888-433-2300 between the hours of 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, monday - thursday
  • Return impacted strips directly to Terrific Care LLC. 61 Willet Street Passaic, NJ 07055-1971

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.