Digital Thermometers Recalled for Inaccurate Temperature DisplayDec 7, 2015
Bestmed, LLC, a medical device distributor, initiated a nationwide recall of the Digital Temple Thermometer Model No. KD-2201 manufactured by K-Jump Health Co., Ltd. Some of the thermometers display temperatures that are inaccurate and lower than actual body temperatures.
The recalled thermometers are from lot numbers S/N: 3612 through S/N: 3715; these lots were sold from October 2012 until November 2015, when the recall began, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
A manufacturing problem caused the issue with some Digital Temple Thermometers. A lower than actual body temperature reading could cause the user or a caregiver relying on the temperature reading to mistakenly delay or forego seeking appropriate care. Treatment for fever generally consists of an over-the-counter fever-reducing medication, according to the FDA.
The Digital Temple Thermometer is a hand-held thermometer with the DTT logo is imprinted on the face. The back of the thermometer has a label with the KD-2201 designation. The slash-mark (/) is not part of the model number. The lot number may be found on the bottom of the back label, immediately after the designation S/N. The FDA press release provides photos of the recalled thermometers.
According to the FDA, the Digital Temple Thermometer was distributed throughout the United States and Canada for direct sale and resale through consumer retail stores under the following labels: Bestmed, Good Neighbor, Kroger, Medline, Meijer, Premier Value, Safeway, Life Brand, Target, Top Care, Best Choice (Value Merchandise), and Western Family. The FDA advises consumers who have a Digital Temple Thermometer to immediately stop using the thermometer and return it to Bestmed for a replacement.
To arrange for a replacement of the thermometer or to ask questions about the recall, consumers should contact Bestmed at (877) 299-6700, by fax at (303) 271-0163, or by email at DTTRecall@bestmedusa.com.