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Supply Issues Multiple Suppliers Blood Collection Winged Set Safety with Holder (ICN 1718)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2022/1718 ICN Number: 1718
  • There is an ongoing supply issue with Blood Collection Winged Set Safety with holder 21G, 23G and 25G products from multiple suppliers.
  • There are 27 product codes affected.
  • An additional two product codes have been suspended from our online catalogue:
    • KFK538 – Blood Collection Set Safety with Holder 25G 3/4 orange winged needle with 6 tubing.
    • KFK539 – Blood Collection Set Safety with Holder 25G 3/4 orange winged needle with 12 tubing
  • Please refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The ongoing supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 31 January 2023.
  • Please see original ICN update for additional detail on some of the alternative products and additional components.
  • There is an ongoing supply issue with Blood Collection Winged Set Safety with holder 21G and 23G products from multiple suppliers.
  • There are 28 product codes affected.
  • Three product codes have been delisted from our online catalogue:
    • KFK1031 – Blood Collection Set Safety with Holder 23G Winged needle with luer adaptor and needle protection device blue 0.6mm od 19mm needle length 178mm tubing length
    • KFK1300 – Blood Collection Set Safety with Holder 23G 3/4 Tubing length 7.5inch (19 cm) (2 x Packs of 30)
    • KFK1296 – Blood Collection Set Safety with Holder 21G 3/4 Tubing length 7.5inch (19 cm) (2 x Packs of 30).
  • 23 of the affected product codes are currently subject to intermittent supply issues.
  • KFK579 is currently subject to Control Demand Management, highlighted in amber. If you have an urgent clinical need for the suspended code, you need to complete and submit the Control Suspended Consumables Product Submission Webform.
  • See our Useful Links section to access this web form.
  • KFK350 is currently being threshold managed and is subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • The product code remains available to order through NHS Supply Chain. However, trusts are allocated a maximum daily quantity “threshold” to ensure fair supply of available stock across the NHS.
  • Please see our Downloads section for a full list of product codes subject to Protect Demand Management.
  • Please refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The ongoing supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by the end of December 2022.
  • Please see original ICN update for additional detail on some of the alternative products and additional components.
  • There is an ongoing supply issue with Blood Collection Winged Set Safety with holder 21G and 23G products from multiple suppliers.
  • There are 28 product codes affected.
  • Most of the affected product codes are currently unavailable to order via the online catalogue, whilst one product code is currently subject to Control Demand Management, highlighted in amber. If you have an urgent clinical need for the suspended code, you need to complete and submit the Control Suspended Consumables Product Submission Webform.
    See our 
    Useful Links section to access this web form.
  • Please refer to the product listing below for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The ongoing supply issue is anticipated to be resolved between September and November 2022.
  • Please see previous ICN update for additional detail on some of the alternative products and additional components.

Change:

  • There is an ongoing supply issue with Blood Collection Winged Set Safety with holder 21G and 23G products from multiple suppliers.
  • There are 28 product codes affected.
  • The supply issue is due to an increase in global demand which had been highlighted in WHO guidance published in November 2021.

Impact:

  • Some of the affected product codes are currently unavailable to order via the online catalogue, whilst other product codes are available to order via demand management, these are highlighted in amber. Customers can request these via the webform, see our Useful Links section.
  • To view the full list of products available via the webform, please down the product matrix on the ICU Consumables page. See our Useful Links section for details.
  • Please see our Downloads section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The ongoing supply issue is anticipated to be resolved between September and November 2022.

Next Steps:

  • Where customers are unable to obtain these sets, further suitable alternatives have been identified as follows which are shown on the Product Listing Alternatives tab.
    • Please be aware of the additional information surrounding the following products:
    • Blood Collection Needle Safety with holder 21G (Straight) – This is a straight not winged product, change in clinical practice required
    • Blood Collection Needle Safety with holder 22G (Straight) – This is a straight not winged product, change in clinical practice required
    • Blood Collection Set Safety 21G (Winged) – This is a winged product but does not include a holder, so this component will need to be purchased separately. Luer Adapter may also be required
    • Blood Collection Set Safety 23G (Winged) – This is a winged product but does not include a holder, so this component will need to be purchased separately. Luer Adapter may also be required.
  • There is an additional components tab where we have listed the product codes of the luer adaptors and holders which may be required to be purchased separately dependant on alternative purchased.
  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the alternative products and to submit a demand capture form should you wish to switch to alternative products.
  • If you are using a managed service provider, please continue to place orders through them, as stated in the Greiner Bio Ltd communications. See our Downloads section for further information.
  • Trusts are reminded that S-Monovette® offered by Sarstedt Limited are not to be used as alternatives against any of the products mentioned on these product listings. Becton Dickinson and Greiner have advised should customers require any additional training or advice their teams will be available to provide support.
  • Please familiarise yourself with further issues in the Blood Collection product area;
  • 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 ▼

  • 1718 Product Listing with Alternatives and Additional Component 30 November 2022

    An Excel file detailing the affected products, alternative products and additional components for ICN 1718.
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  • Becton Dickinson Vacutainer Clinical Guidance Document 28 June 2022

    A PDF of the Clinical Guidance Document from Becton Dickinson for ICN 1718.
  • Greiner Bio-One Ltd Supply Notification with Alternatives and Instructions 28 June 2022

    A PDF of the notification from Greiner Bio-One Ltd for ICN 1718.
  • Control and Protect Demand Managed Product Matrix

    An Excel file detailing the products currently subject to Control and Protect Demand Management. This is updated weekly.
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