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Supply Issues Becton Dickinson UK Ltd Stopcock Sterile FVK004 (ICN 2527)

Important Customer Notice Resolved

Ref: 2024/2527 ICN Number: 2527


  • The supply issue with Stopcock Sterile products from Becton Dickinson UK Ltd is now resolved.
  • FVK004 is now available to order through our online catalogue.
  • This ICN is now closed.


  • The supplier Becton Dickinson has informed us of a supply issue with its Stopcock products.
  • One product code is affected:
    • FVK004.
  • The supply issue is due to supplier manufacturing issues.


  • FVK004 is currently suspended and unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternatives products are available to order through our online catalogue:
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product code and potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 30 May 2024.

Next Steps:               

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • Please take into consideration the alternatives listed are indirect, therefore compatibility may vary and should be taken into consideration.
  • 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.
  • We will update the ICN when we have further information.
  • 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 ▼

  • 2527 Becton Dickinson UK Ltd Product Listing with Alternatives 30 April 2024

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2527.
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