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Supply Issues KCI Medical Limited Non-Woven Fabric Surgical Drapes (ICN 2538)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2024/2538 ICN Number: 2538


  • The supplier KCI Medical Limited (Formerly 3M) has informed us of a supply issue with its Non-Woven Fabric Surgical Drape products.
  • There are 23 product codes affected.
  • The supply issue is due to reduced manufacturing capabilities.
  • As a result of the changing requirements surrounding medical devices law and regulation, we have been advised that this supplier is withdrawing from the UK market for the products covered in this ICN.


  • Six affected product codes are currently suspended and unavailable to order:
    • VJD135, VJD154, VJD156, VJD158, VJD163 and VJD302.
  • 16 affected product codes are currently subject to intermittent supply:
    • VJD123, VJD151, VJD155, VJD160, VJD161, VJD162, VJD166, VJD167, VJD168, VJD169, VJD171, VJD300, VJD3293, VJD930, VJJ004 and VJJ010.
  • One product code is available while stocks last:
    • VJD142.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • Please note one indirect alternative is currently suspended and unavailable to order:
    • VJD2274.
  • 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 August 2024.
  • The supplier is doing a final stock replenishment in June, after that date the products will be available whilst stocks last, once depleted, the products will no longer be available to order.

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.
  • However, as this is currently a disrupted market and supply is subject to rapid change, the alternatives offered may also be experiencing temporary supply issues and therefore, customers may need to consider clinically reviewing all additional alternatives provided.
  • 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 ▼

  • 2538 KCI Medical Product Listing and Delisted with Alternatives 10 May 2024

    An Excel file showing the affected products with alternatives for ICN 2538.
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