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Supply Issues Vernacare Ltd Clinical Waste Containers (FSL2115, FSL2131, FSL2133) (ICN 1699)

Important Customer Notice Resolved

Ref: 2022/1699 ICN Number: 1699
  • The supplier Vernacare Ltd has informed us that the supply issue with its Clinical Waste Containers has been resolved.
  • All of the previously affected product codes are now available to order.


  • The supplier Vernacare Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with its blue clinical waste container.
  • The three product codes affected are:
    • FSL2115 – Clinical Waste Container Blue 30 Litre
    • FSL2131 – Clinical Waste Container Blue 25 Litre
    • FSL2133 – Cardboard Based Clinical Waste Container Blue 50 Litre
  • The supply issue is due to a labelling error on the containers. The containers have the incorrect diamond printed on the packaging. This does not present a product safety issue; however, this may cause the waste to be consigned incorrectly.


  • The affected codes are currently unavailable to order whilst Vernacare replaces the stock.
  • Potential indirect and direct alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue:
    • FSL2316 – Clinical Waste Container 30L Grey UK Blue Lid (Flat lid)
    • FSL2105 – Clinical Waste Container Blue 30 Litres
    • FSL883 – Cardboard Based Clinical Waste Container Blue 30 Litre
    • FSL883 – Cardboard Based Clinical Waste Container Blue 30 Litre
  • See our Downloads section to view the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The labelling issue may have affected stock that has already been delivered to customers after 6 May 2022. Vernacare has offered to replace the labels of this stock. Please see the Next Steps section for further information.
  • We will provide a further update once the supplier has advised us when the products are available to order again.

Next Steps:

  • Customers will need to check their stocks of these products for the labelling issue. Details of this can be found in the attached letter from Vernacare.
  • Customers who need to order replacement labels can contact Jonathan Evans at Vernacare by telephone: 07771 637 474, or email:
  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect and direct alternative products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain 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 ▼

  • 1699 Vernacare Product Listing with Alternatives 16 June 2022

    An Excel file detailing the product listing for ICN 1699.
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