Medical device distributor Bestmed, LLC is recalling Digital Temple Thermometers nationwide due to inaccurate temperature displays, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall alert posted December 1st. The thermometers were manufactured by K-Jump Health Co., and distributed between October 2012 and November 2015, when the recall was initiated. The recall affects Model No. KD-2201, lot numbers S/N: 3612 through S/N: 3715.
The recalled thermometers were sold under the following packaging labels, according to the FDA: Bestmed, Good Neighbor, Kroger, Medline, Meijer, Premier Value, Safeway, Life Brand, Target, Top Care, Best Choice (Value Merchandise) and Western Family.
The recall was issued because the thermometers may display temperatures that are inaccurate, which may cause a user to seek inappropriate care or delay necessary care. “Some Digital Temple Thermometers contain a manufacturing problem causing the affected thermometers to display temperatures that are inaccurate and lower than actual body temperatures, which potentially may cause the user or caregiver of the user to delay or forego seeking appropriate care (generally an over-the-counter fever reduction medication) or receive more care than appropriate, when relying solely on the temperature display on the thermometer.” the FDA notification reads. Consumers are advised to stop using the products and return them to Bestmed for a replacement.