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Supply Issues BSN Medical Ltd Skin Traction Kit and Casting Tapes ESC051 and EAF585 (ICN 2281)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2023/2281 ICN Number: 2281


  • The supplier BSN Medical has informed us of a supply issue with their Skin Traction Kit and Casting Tape products.
  • The supply issue is due to shipping delays and manufacturing issues.
  • The two product codes affected are:
    • ESC051 – Skin Traction Kits
    • EAF585 – Casting Tape – Semi-Rigid.


  • The affected codes are currently suspended and unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue:
    • ESB151 – Skin Traction Kits
    • EAF504 – Casting Tape – Semi-Rigid
    • EAF401 – Casting Tape – Semi-Rigid
    • EAF193 – Casting Tape – Semi-Rigid.
  • See our Downloads section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • However, some of these products may also become subject to intermittent supply with the increase in demand.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 6 October 2023.

Next Steps:              

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • 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.
  • 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 ▼

  • 2281 BSN Medical Product Listing with Alternatives 18 September 2023

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2281.
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