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Supply Issues KCI Medical Limited Odour Control Antimicrobial Carbon Dressing Products ELV002, ELV003 and ELV004 (ICN 2579)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2024/2579 ICN Number: 2579


  • The supplier KCI Medical Limited (formerly 3M) has informed us of a supply issue with its Odour Control Antimicrobial Carbon Dressing products.
  • The three product codes affected are:
    • ELV002 – Odour control antimicrobial carbon dressing 10.5cm x 10.5cm
    • ELV003 – Odour control antimicrobial carbon dressing 10.5cm x 19cm
    • ELV004 – Odour control antimicrobial carbon dressing 6.5cm x 9.5cm.
  • The supply issue is due to increased demand and lead times.


  • The affected product codes are currently suspended and unavailable to order.
  • We will be receiving limited stock in future deliveries whilst this supply issue is ongoing, then the affected codes will become subject to intermittent supply.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • However, some of these products may also be subject to intermittent supply.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

Downloads ▼

  • 2579 KCI Medical Product Listing with Alternatives 26 June 2024

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2579.
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