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Supply Issues KCI Medical Limited (formerly 3M) Hydrogel Dressing Adhesive Products EME084, EME085, EME086 and EME081 (ICN 2356)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2023/2356 ICN Number: 2356
  • The supply issue of Hydrogel Dressing Adhesive Products from KCI Medical Limited (formerly 3M) is continuing.
  • The supply issue is due to machine capacity with the manufacturer and unavailable to order.
  • One further product code is now affected:
    • EME081 – Superabsorbent hydrated pro ionic gel with adhesive border 6x6cm.
  • There are four product codes affected in total:
    • EME084 – Superabsorbent hydrated pro ionic gel with adhesive border 8x8cm
    • EME085 – Superabsorbent hydrated pro ionic gel with adhesive border 11x11cm
    • EME086 – Superabsorbent hydrated pro ionic gel with adhesive border 15x15cm
    • EME081 – Superabsorbent hydrated pro ionic gel with adhesive border 6x6cm.
  • 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 code and potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is still anticipated to be resolved by 28 February 2024.
  • The supply issue of Hydrogel Dressing Adhesive Products from KCI Medical Limited (formerly 3M) is continuing.
  • Three product codes remain affected in total:
    • EME084 – Superabsorbent hydrated pro ionic gel with adhesive border 8x8cm
    • EME085 – Superabsorbent hydrated pro ionic gel with adhesive border 11x11cm
    • EME086 – Superabsorbent hydrated pro ionic gel with adhesive border 15x15cm.
  • The reason for the supply issue is due to machine capacity with the manufacturer.
  • 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 code and potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 28 February 2024.

Change:

  • The supplier KCI Medical Limited (formerly 3M) has informed us of a supply issue with its Hydrogel Dressing Adhesive products.
  • There are three product codes affected in total:
    • EME084 – Superabsorbent hydrated pro ionic gel with adhesive border 8x8cm
    • EME085 – Superabsorbent hydrated pro ionic gel with adhesive border 11x11cm
    • EME086 – Superabsorbent hydrated pro ionic gel with adhesive border 15x15cm.
  • The reason for the supply issue is yet to be confirmed and we will update this ICN when more information becomes available.

Impact:          

  • All the affected product codes are currently unavailable to order and in the process of suspension.
  • Potential indirect alternative 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 codes and potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 4 January 2024.

Next Steps:              

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

  • 2356 KCI Medical Product Listing with Alternatives 05 January 2024

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2356.
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