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Field Safety Notice Ecolab Skin Disinfectant Biocide MRB620 (ICN 2097)

Important Customer Notice Field Safety Notice

Ref: 2023/2097 ICN Number: 2097



  • Following a customer product complaint regarding sediment in the bottom of a bottle of Biocide Skin Disinfectant, NHS Supply Chain has been working closely with Ecolab to resolve the matter.

Product Affected:

  •  This product is available on the stocked route from NHS Supply Chain.
NPC Product Description Supplier Code / MPC Batch Number
MRB620 Skin Disinfectant BIOCIDE Bottle 200ml 2% Chlorohexidine      3059650    2043LE0806
  • Please note that only the one batch number listed is affected. Other, unaffected batch numbers are currently available. 

Next Steps:

  • The supplier Ecolab has conducted a full investigation and advised as follows:
    • The cause has been identified; the sediment was due to the presence of Spirigel Complete in the product
    • Appropriate actions have been taken to prevent reoccurrence in future
    • The issue was limited to a single batch 2043LE0806
    • Laboratory tests confirmed the efficacy of the product is not affected.
  • Both MRB620 2% Chlorhexidine and Spirigel Complete (gel containing 85% alcohol) are skin disinfection products, therefore there is not a significant patient risk.
  • As a purely precautionary measure NHS Supply Chain has quarantined the affected batch number for return to the supplier.
  • All future issues will be of different, unaffected batch numbers.
  • There is no impact on the availability of the product.
  • Customers are assured they can continue to use this product as normal, but if you have any concerns or questions, Ecolab can be contacted by email:

If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Service Advisor.