Smiths Medical Blanket Patient Warming For Use With Hot Air Blower VCB096 (ICN 1279)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2021/1279 ICN Number: 1279
  • The supplier Smiths Medical has informed us that a further product code is now affected by the temporary supply issue.
  • The affected product code is:
    VCB094 – Blanket patient warming for use with hot air blower Paediatric full body.
  • In total there are four product codes now affected.
  • Unfortunately, there are no alternative products available to order due to product compliance.
  • The affected codes can only be used with Smiths Medical Blowers for Forced Air Warming.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 30 June 2021.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.
  • We recommend customers to contact Smiths Medical for further advice and for possible alternative products.
  • The supplier Smiths Medical has informed us that a further two product codes are now affected by the temporary supply issue.
  • The two additional codes are:
    FFF405 – Blood and Fluid Warming Normothermic IV Administration Set Flow Rate 300ml/min
    FFF406 – Blood and Fluid Warming Normothermic IV Administration Set Flow Rate 800ml/min.
  • Unfortunately, there are no alternative products available to order due to product compliance.
  • The affected codes can only be used with Smiths Medical Blowers for Forced Air Warming.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 30 June 2021.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.
  • We recommend customers to contact Smiths Medical for further advice and for possible alternative products.

Change:       

  • The supplier Smiths Medical has informed us of a temporary supply issue with its Blanket Patient Warming, VCB096.
  • The supply issue is due to the supplier experiencing unprecedented levels of demand due to COVID-19 and their manufacturing capacity is also reduced due to the necessary safe working practices to protect their employees during the pandemic.
  • They are prioritising COVID-19 requirements to support the global pandemic and as a consequence they are not in a position to supply sufficient products to all our customers.

Impact:   

  • VCB096 is currently unavailable to order.
  • Unfortunately, there are no alternative products available to order due to this product compliance and that it can only be used with the Smiths Medical Blowers for forced Air Warming.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product code.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 30 June 2021.

Next Steps:

  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.
  • We recommend customers to contact Smiths Medical for further advice and for possible alternative products.

Downloads ▼

  • 1279 Smiths Medical Product Listing

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1279.

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