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Supply Issue Johnson and Johnson Limited Lot 2 Energy Devices FGE9514 (ICN 1976)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2023/1976 ICN Number: 1976


  • The supplier Johnson and Johnson Limited has informed us of a supply issue with its Lot 2 Energy Devices products.
  • The supply issue is due to reduced manufacturing capabilities due to the availability of Viant Blades and Tubes Constraints which are required in the production process.
  • 1 product code is affected FGE9514 – Laparoscopic Energy Device HARMONIC 1100 SHEARS 36CM.
  • FGE9514 is currently under regional allocation by Johnson and Johnson.
  • Order quantities may be reduced.
  • FGE8448 – Laparoscopic instruments HARMONIC HD 1000I SHEARS 36CM has been reinstated in the online catalogue temporarily while the issue with FGE9514 is ongoing.
  • It is advised that customers approach suppliers for details and advice requirements for their generator and consumables when deciding on alternatives.


  • The affected product code is currently subject to intermittent supply.
  • The alternatives have been approved by Johnson and Johnson along with the Clinical Implementation Manager for Minimally Invasive Surgery.
  • It is advised that where customers seek alternatives from other ultrasonic advanced energy devices suppliers, the corresponding suppliers generator will be required to drive the device.
  • Where customers already have other suppliers generators in their operating theatres and suitable numbers of them, this may be a viable option.
  • Customers are advised to approach suppliers of alternative devices for education, training and support where required.
  • The MIS Clinical Engagement and Implementation Manager can be contacted for further information.
  • Potential alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • See our Downloads▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 1 April 2023.

Next Steps:                    

  • In urgent or emergency need we advise customers to speak with your Johnson and Johnson Customer Services Advisor.

Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential alternative products.

Downloads ▼

  • 1976 Product Listing with Alternatives 24 January 2023

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 1976.
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