Smiths Medical International Ltd Safety Hypodermic Needles (ICN 1202)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2021/1202 ICN Number: 1202
  • The supplier Smiths Medical International Ltd has informed us that the temporary supply issue with its Safety Hypodermic Needles is still ongoing.
  • The anticipated resolution date is now April 2022.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.

 

Please note that due to the clinical nature of these alternative products we advise you to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisations use of these products.

  • The supplier Smiths Medical International Ltd has informed us that the temporary supply issue with its Safety Hypodermic Needles is still ongoing.
  • The anticipated resolution date is now October 2021.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.

Please note that due to the clinical nature of these alternative products we advise you to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisations use of these products.

  • The supplier Smiths Medical International Ltd has informed us that the temporary supply issue with its Safety Hypodermic Needles is still ongoing.
  • A further nine product codes are now affected by the supply issue.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes. The newly affected codes are highlighted on the product listing.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.

Please note that due to the clinical nature of these alternative products we advise you to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisations use of these products.

  • The supplier Smiths Medical International Ltd has informed us that the temporary supply issue with its Safety Hypodermic Needles is still ongoing.
  • A further six product codes are now affected by the supply issue:
    FTR062 – Safety Hypodermic Needle 23G Blue x 25mm (1 inch) Sterile
    FTR1927 – Safety Hypodermic Needle 25G Orange x 15.8mm (0.625 inch) Sterile
    FTR2284 – Safety Hypodermic Needle 18G Pink x 38mm (1.5 inch) Pro Edge
    FTR2285 – Safety Hypodermic Needle 20G Yellow x 38mm (1.5 inch) Pro Edge
    FTR2288 – Safety Hypodermic Needle 22G Black x 38mm (1.5 inch) Pro Edge
    FTR2294 – Safety Hypodermic Needle 30G Yellow x 13mm (0.5 inch).
  • There is now a total of 21 product codes affected.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • Unfortunately, there is no anticipated resolution date at present, but an update to this ICN will be provided once we have further information from the supplier.
  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.

Please note that due to the clinical nature of these alternative products we advise you to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisations use of these products.

Change:

  • The supplier Smiths Medical International Ltd has informed us of a temporary supply issue with its Safety Hypodermic Needles.
  • There are 15 product codes affected.
  • The temporary supply issue is due to an increase in global demand.
  • In order to meet the increased global demand, Smiths Medical International Ltd are taking steps to ramp-up supply production. This includes temporarily narrowing the number of products available in order to allow this increase on key product lines. (Please see our Downloads ▼ section to view the letter from Smiths Medical International Ltd for additional information.)

Impact:        

  • The affected product codes are currently unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • Unfortunately, there is no anticipated resolution date at present, but an update to this ICN will be provided once we have further information from the supplier.

Next Steps:  

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.

Please note that due to the clinical nature of these alternative products we advise you to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisations use of these products.

Downloads ▼

  • 1202 Smiths Medical International Ltd Product Listing with Alternatives

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1202.

    Please to view this content.

  • 1202 Smiths Medical International Ltd Letter

    A PDF document of Smiths International Ltds Letter