Malfunctioning Digital Temple Thermometers Recalled by Bestmed

Malfunctioning Digital Temple Thermometers Recalled by Bestmed
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December 1, 2015

Bestmed, LLC is issuing a recall for thermometers that may produce an inaccurate reading.

Some Digital Temple Thermometers manufactured by K-Jump Health Co. contain a manufacturing problem causing the affected thermometers to display temperatures that are inaccurate and lower than actual body temperatures.

If the readings are incorrect, the user may delay or forego seeking appropriate care, like visiting a doctor or taking an over-the-counter fever reducer. Or, if the thermometer registers an inaccurate high temperature, the user could seek medical help or take a fever reducer when it isn't necessary.

The recall affects Digital Temple Thermometer model number KD-2201 under lot numbers S/N: 3612 through S/N: 3715, sold between October 2012 and November 2015.

The back of the thermometer has a label with a 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 thermometer was distributed throughout the United States for direct sale and resale through consumer retail stores under the following packaging labels: Bestmed, Good Neighbor, Kroger, Medline, Meijer, Premier Value, Safeway, Life Brand, Target, Top Care, Best Choice, and Western Family.

Consumers who have a Digital Temple Thermometer should immediately stop using the device. Consumers may return the thermometer to Bestmed for a replacement thermometer.

Customers with questions about the recall can contact Bestmed by phone at (877) 299-6700 or by email at DTTRecall@bestmedusa.com.