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Supply Issue Johnson and Johnson Medical Ltd Lot 2 Energy Devices FGE377 and FGE9517 (ICN 2137)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2023/2137 ICN Number: 2137
  • The supplier Johnson & Johnson has informed us that the supply issue with its Energy Devices is ongoing.
  • The two affected product codes remain subject to intermittent supply.  
  • See our Downloads section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • We will continue to review the stock to minimise further disruption and we will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 30 September 2023.


  • The supplier Johnson and Johnson Medical Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with its Lot 2 Energy Devices.
  • The two product codes affected are:
    • FGE377 – Ultrasonic energy device
    • FGE9517 – Laparoscopic Energy Device.
  • The supply issue is due to component shortages.


  • The affected codes are currently subject to intermittent supply.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue:
  • FGE799 – Ultrasonic energy device
  • FGE8499 – Laparoscopic instruments
  • FGE786 – Advanced Energy Sealing Devices
  • FGP1358 – Ultrasonic energy device
  • FGE800 – Ultrasonic energy device.
  • 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 31 July 2023.

Next Steps:              

  • Johnson & Johnson has advised contacting local representatives directly in the event of urgent need.
  • In reviewing suggested alternatives, if you choose a different supplier, please contact them directly for access to energy device generators. The Clinical Implementation and Engagement Manager within the Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) team is available to provide further advice on alternative products. Please email:
  • Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon) has offered alternatives from its range. Other alternatives have been identified; however, these handpieces are subject to compatibility with each supplier’s generator.
  • Customers are advised to utilise generators that are immediately available to them and order corresponding handpieces. Where a supplier’s alternative generator is required, please contact the supplier’s local representative or their customer services team. Customers are advised to contact Suppliers for advice, training, and education for clinical team support.
  • 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 ▼

  • 2137 Johnson & Johnson Medical Product Listing with Alternatives 19 May 2023

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2137.
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