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Supply Issues DMK Life Sciences Specimen Container Products KCP417, KCP416 and KCP415 (ICN 2580)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2024/2580 ICN Number: 2580
  • The supply issue with Specimen Container products from DWK Life Sciences is continuing.
  • Two further product codes are now affected:
    • KCP416 – Specimen Container 30ml Polystyrene Blue Screw Cap Sterile Ethylene Printed Label Non-Returnable
    • KCP415 – Specimen Container 30ml Polystyrene White Screw Cap Sterile Ethylene Printed Label Non-Returnable.
  • KCP416 is subject to Protect Demand Management, therefore it is available to order through NHS Supply Chain. However, trusts are allocated a maximum daily quantity or “threshold” to ensure fair supply of available stock across the NHS.
  • KCP415 is suspended and unavailable to order.
  • One product code remains suspended and unavailable to order:
    • KCP417 – Specimen Container 60ml.
  • Three product codes are now affected in total.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue for the affected products. However, some of these products may also become subject to intermittent supply with the increase in demand.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives and to view the product codes currently subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • The supply issue is still anticipated to be resolved by 30 September 2024.
  • The supply issue with Specimen Container products from DWK Life Sciences is continuing.
  • One product code remains affected and is now suspended and unavailable to order:
    • KCP417 – Specimen Container 60ml.
  • Potential indirect alternative products have now been identified in our online catalogue for the affected products. However, some of these products may also become subject to intermittent supply with the increase in demand:
    • KCP135 – Specimen Container 60ml Polypropylene White Screw Cap Printed Label Aseptic 3×300
    • KCP181 – Specimen Container 60ml Polystyrene Metal Screw Cap Printed Label Sterilised Ethylene Oxide – NON-RETURNABLE.
  • Due to this ongoing supply issue, indirect alternative KCP181 is now subject to Control Demand Management.
  • Products on Control Demand Management are suspended in the catalogue. If you have an urgent clinical need for these products, please contact our Customer Services team and detail your requirement.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product code and potential alternatives and for a list of product codes subject to Control Demand Management.
  • The supply issue is still anticipated to be resolved by 30 September 2024.

Change:

  • The supplier DWK Life Sciences has informed us of a supply issue with its Specimen Container products:
    • KCP417 – Specimen Container 60ml Polystyrene White Screw Cap Printed Label Sterilised Ethylene Oxide.
  • The supply issue is due to increased demand and lead times.

Impact:

  • KCP417 is currently available whilst the remaining stocks last, it will then be suspended and unavailable to order.
  • Unfortunately, there are no alternatives available. Customers are advised to view the online catalogue for products they deem suitable.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 30 September 2024.

 Next Steps:               

  • 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.

 

Downloads ▼

  • 2580 DWK Life Sciences Product Listing with Alternatives 19 July 2024

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2580.
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  • Control and Protect Demand Managed Product Matrix

    An Excel file detailing the products currently subject to Control and Protect Demand Management. This is updated weekly.
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