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Supply Issues Medtronic Skin Stapler Multiple Products (ICN 1727)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2022/1727 ICN Number: 1727
  • Two suppliers have informed us of a supply issue with four additional products:
    • FGS672 – Stapler skin disposable single patient use – 35 Wide – Non Returnable
    • FKM209 – Stapler skin disposable single patient use – 35w Wide
    • FKM208 – Stapler skin disposable single patient use – 35r Regular
    • FKV11501 – Skin staple remover – Disposable
  • There are now currently 11 product codes suspended.
  • Multiple potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • Please note the potential indirect alternatives are subject to intermittent stock levels of some codes. However, there is good stock level FTX85000 – Stapler skin disposable single patient use – 35 staples 7mmX4.5mm.
  • Please see our Downloads section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and the potential alternatives.
  • Although we do not currently have a resolution date for the supply issue, we aim to update this ICN by the end of December 2022.
  • Due to the increase in demand for the alternative products, a further product code is now affected by the supply issue:
    • FGS101 – Stapler skin disposable single patient use Appose 5.7 x 3.9mm 35 regular staples.
  • There are now currently seven product codes that are suspended.
  • Multiple potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • Please see our Downloads section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and the potential alternatives.
  • Although we do not currently have a resolution date for the supply issue, we aim to update this ICN by the end of December 2022.
  • Two further product codes are affected by the supply issue:
    • FGS527 – Stapler skin disposable single patient use
    • FKM210 – Stapler skin disposable single patient use.
  • There are now currently six product codes affected which includes:
    • FGS098 – Stapler skin disposable single patient use
    • FGS525 – Stapler skin disposable single patient use, reflex one skin
    • FGS526 – Stapler skin disposable single patient use
    • FGS218 – Single patient use disposable skin stapler.
  • The supply issue is due to raw material shortages and the six product codes affected are under intermittent supply.
  • Multiple potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • Customers are advised to not order any of the affected codes and are urged to order any of the alternatives listed.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ sectionto refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and the potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved on 31 October 2022.
  • The supplier Medtronic Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with three additional products:
    • FGS098 – Stapler skin disposable single patient use
    • FGS525 – Stapler skin disposable single patient use, reflex one skin
    • FGS526 – Stapler skin disposable single patient use.
  • There are now currently four products codes affected which includes
    • FGS218 – Single patient use disposable skin stapler.
  • The supply issue is due to raw material shortages. The main material shortages are related to the triggers and chassis which are in short supply.
  • The four products affected are under intermittent supply.
  • Multiple potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • Customers are advised to not order any of the affected codes and are urged to order any of the alternatives listed.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product code and the potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved on 31 October 2022.

Change:

  • The supplier Medtronic Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with its skin staple. Single patient use disposable skin stapler FGS218.
  • The supply issue is due to raw material shortages.

Impact:

  • FGS218 is currently unavailable to order whilst stock is subject to intermittent supply.
  • Multiple potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product code and the potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved on 15 August 2022.

Next Steps:

  • Customers are advised to log onto our website to view the potential indirect alternative products and order any of the alternatives listed.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or 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 ▼

  • 1727 Medtronic Product Listing with Alternatives 10 November 2022

    An Excel file detailing the Product listing for ICN 1727
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