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Supply Issues Johnson & Johnson Clips and Clip Appliers FFL103 FFL105 (ICN 2017)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2023/2017 ICN Number: 2017


  • The supplier Johnson & Johnson has informed us of a supply issue with its Clips and Clip Appliers products.
  • The two product codes affected are:
    • FFL103 – Ligation Clip Applier 20 medium clips 29.2cm
    • FFL105 – Ligation Clip Cartridge 20 medium clips short.
  • The supply issue is due to component shortages.


  • The affected product codes are currently subject to intermittent supply.
  • Potential indirect alternatives are available to order through our online catalogue:
    • FFL235 – Ligation clip cartridge MCA 30 medium clips
    • FFL109 – Ligation clip applier open premium surgiclip ii 11.5 x6
    • FFL134 – Ligation clip applier open premium surgiclip ii 9.75 x6.
  • 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 30 June 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 ▼

  • 2017 Johnson & Johnson Product Listing with Alternatives 2 February 2023

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2017.
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