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Supply Issues Molnlycke Surgical Scrub products MRB319 MRB321 MRB475 (ICN 1741)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2022/1741 ICN Number: 1741
  • The supplier Molnlycke has informed us of an update to the supply issue with its Hibiscrub 4% Chlorhexidine Surgical Scrub product.
  • MRB319 is currently subject to intermittent supply issues.
  • MRB321 and MRB475 are currently suspended.
  • A potential indirect alternative product is available to order through our online catalogue:
    • MRB320 – skin disinfectant.
  • Please see our Downloads section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product code along with a letter from the supplier.
  • 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.

Change:

  • The supplier Molnlycke has informed us of a supply issue with its Hibiscrub 4% Chlorhexidine Surgical Scrub product.
  • The three product codes affected are:
    • MRB319 – Skin Disinfectant 4% Chlorhexidine surgical scrub solution 250ml
    • MRB321 –Skin Disinfectant 4% Chlorhexidine surgical scrub solution 500ml
    • MRB475 – Skin Disinfectant Bottle 125ml chlorhexidine gluconate 4% body wash.
  • The supply issue is due to raw material issues and increased demand in response to the surgical backlog caused by COVID-19.

Impact:

  • MRB319 and MRB321 are available to order while stocks last.
  • MRB475 is currently suspended.
  • A potential indirect alternative product is available to order through our online catalogue:
    • MRB320 – Skin Disinfectant 4% Chlorhexidine surgical scrub solution 500ml.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product code.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by mid September 2022.

Next Steps:

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

  • 1741 Molnlycke Product Listing with Alternatives 20 July 2022

    An Excel file showing the product listing for ICN 1741.
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  • 1741 Molnlycke Customer Communication 11 October 2022

    A PDF showing communication from the supplier for ICN 1741.