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Supply Issues Becton Dickinson UK Ltd Hypodermic Syringe FWC244 (ICN 2502)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2024/2502 ICN Number: 2502
  • The supply issue with Hypodermic Syringe products Becton Dickinson UK Ltd is continuing.
  • One product code remains affected in total:
    • FWC244 – Hypodermic Syringe 3ml Luer Lock 3 Piece Concentric Clear Sterile.
  • The affected product code remains suspended and unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue:
    • FWC196 – Hypodermic Syringe 2 to 3ml Luer Lock Concentric Clear Plunger Sterile
    • FWC339 – Hypodermic Syringe 3ml Luer Lock 3 Piece Concentric Clear Sterile
    • FWC700 – Hypodermic Syringe 3ml Luer Lock 3 Piece Concentric clear Sterile
    • FWC701 – Hypodermic Syringe 3ml Luer Lock 3 Piece Concentric clear Sterile.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product code and potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 17 June 2024.

Change:

  • The supplier Becton Dickinson UK Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with its Hypodermic Syringe products:
    • FWC244 – Hypodermic Syringe 3ml Luer Lock 3 Piece Concentric Clear Sterile.
  • One product code is affected in total.
  • The supply issue is due to supplier manufacturing issues.

Impact:

  • FWC244 is currently suspended and unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue:
    • FWC196 – Hypodermic Syringe 2 to 3ml Luer Lock Concentric Clear Plunger Sterile
    • FWC339 – Hypodermic Syringe 3ml Luer Lock 3 Piece Concentric Clear Sterile
    • FWC700 – Hypodermic Syringe 3ml Luer Lock 3 Piece Concentric clear Sterile
    • FWC701 – Hypodermic Syringe 3ml Luer Lock 3 Piece Concentric clear Sterile.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product code and potential alternatives.
  • Customers are advised to complete a local stock take.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 20 May 2024.

Next Steps:

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the product listing for further information on the affected product code and potential alternatives.
  • The continuing supply issue is being monitored in conjunction with the supplier and we will continue to review the stock situation to minimise further disruption and update this ICN with the latest information as it becomes available.
  • However, as this is currently a disrupted market and supply is subject to rapid change, the alternatives offered may also be experiencing temporary supply issues and therefore, customers may need to consider clinically reviewing all additional alternatives provided.
  • 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 ▼

  • 2502 Becton Dickinson Product Listing with Alternatives 12 April 2024

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2502.
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