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Supply Issues All Batteries UK Ltd Batteries Multiple Products (ICN 1700)

Important Customer Notice Resolved

Ref: 2022/1700 ICN Number: 1700
  • The supplier All Batteries UK Ltd has informed us that the supply issue with its batteries has been resolved.
  • WPA292 is now available to order through our online catalogue.
  • The supplier All Batteries UK Ltd has informed us of a further update to its supply issue with its batteries:
    • WPA292 – Battery rechargeable: due to be available by the end of October 2022.
  • All other batteries previously communicated are now available.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product code and indirect alternatives available.
  • The supplier All Batteries UK Ltd has informed us of a further update to its supply issue with its batteries:
    • WPA281 – Battery Alkaline is now available
    • WPA159 – Battery rechargeable: due to be available at the end of July 2022
    • WPA173 – Battery rechargeable: due to be available at the end of August 2022
    • WPA196 – Battery Alkaline: due to be available at the end of August 2022
    • WPA292 – Battery rechargeable: due to be available in October 2022.
  • There are currently no alternatives available for WPA196.
  • WPA159 and WPA173 have an alternative available.
  • WPA292 has a number of alternatives available.
  • 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.
  • The supplier All Batteries UK Ltd has informed us of an update to its supply issue with four of its batteries.
  • Suspension of WPA288 – Battery Alkaline has now been lifted and this product is now available to order from our online catalogue.
  • The three remaining product codes affected are:
    • WPA159 – Battery rechargeable: due to be available at the end of June 2022
    • WPA196 – Battery Alkaline: due to be available at the end of July 2022
    • WPA281 – Battery Alkaline: due to be available by mid July 2022.
  • Currently there are no alternatives available for the remaining affected codes.
  • 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.

Change:

  • The supplier All Batteries UK Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with four of its Batteries.
  • The four product codes affected are:
    • WPA159 – Battery rechargeable
    • WPA196 – Battery Alkaline
    • WPA288 – Battery Alkaline
    • WPA281 – Battery Alkaline.
  • The supply issue is due to both a raw materials shortage and also a backlog of products being shipped in from China impacting the manufacturing and delivery on these product lines.
  • Priority manufacturing has been placed on batteries that have significant volumes and impact.
  • The products that are currently affected are low volume lines.

Impact:

  • The affected product codes are unavailable to order.
  • There are currently no alternatives available. However, the supplier is trying to source alternatives and an update will be provided when these alternatives become available.
  • Please refer to the product listing below for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 22 July 2022.

Next Steps:

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the affected product codes.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager.

Downloads ▼

  • 1700 All Batteries UK Product Listing 14 July 2022

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1700.
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