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Supply Issues Becton Dickinson UK Ltd Needles and Syringes FYU2222 FYU2246 FYU2247 (ICN 1904)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2023/1904 ICN Number: 1904


  • The supplier Becton Dickinson UK Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with its Needles and Syringes products.
  • The three product codes affected are:
    • FYU2222 – Needles & Syringes Biopsy Needles (IR)
    • FYU2246 – Needles & Syringes Biopsy Needles (IR)
    • FYU2247 – Needles & Syringes Biopsy Needles (IR).
  • The supply issue is due to limited availability of and access to raw materials, shipping, and transportation delays.


  • The affected codes are currently unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue:
    • FTR3159 – Biopsy Needle 14G GREEN x 100MM Disposable Core Instrument Sterile
    • FTR3185 – Biopsy Needle 18G PINK x 200MM Disposable Core Instrument Sterile
    • FTR3171 – Biopsy Needle 18G PINK x 250MM Disposable Core Instrument Sterile.
  • 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 28 February 2023.

Next Steps:              

  • 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 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 ▼

  • 1904 Becton Dickinson Product Listing with Alternatives 30 January 2023

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 1904.
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