Supply Issues Banner Rubber Bands WEL196, WEL197 and WEL386 (ICN 1561)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2022/1561 ICN Number: 1561


  • The supplier Banner has informed us of a supply issue with its core range Rubber Bands products.
  • The three product codes affected are:
    WEL196 – Rubber Bands 454g bag size 69 which are 6x152mm
    WEL197 – Rubber Bands 454g bag size 33 which are 3x89mm
    WEL386 – Rubber Bands 454g bag size 91 which are 12x200mm.
  • The supply issue is due to shortages of raw materials and delays with products from the Far East.


  • The affected codes are currently unavailable to order.
  • Unfortunately, there are no alternative products 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 supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by April 2022.

Next Steps: 

  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.

Downloads ▼

  • 1561 Banner Product Listing with Alternatives

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1561.
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