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Supply Issues Teleflex Medical Clips FFL120 and FFL121 (ICN 2173)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2023/2173 ICN Number: 2173


  • The supplier Teleflex Medical has informed us of a supply issue with its Clips products.
  • Two product codes are affected:
    • FFL120 – Ligation clip cartridge Medium/large 6 clips per cartridge
    • FFL121 – Open ligation clips Small (30 cartridges of 6 clips).
  • The supply issue is due to raw material shortage. Resin is required to manufacture their clip products.


  • The affected codes are currently suspended and unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue:
    • FSG204 – Ligation Clips – Non Absorbable Wel-Lok – Med-Large
    • FSG207 – Ligation Clips – Non Absorbable Wel-Lok – Small
    • FAL634 – M/L single fire titanium 6 clips per cartridge
    • FGE726 – Titanium WK Small Yellow – 6 Clips per Cartridge.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • We do not currently have a resolution date for the supply issue, we will update the ICN as soon as we have further information.

Next Steps:              

  • Customers are advised to log onto our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • Customers are advised that the alternatives offered may or may not be suitable to use with their current clip appliers.
  • Please contact the supplier for details of suitable clip appliers that will be compatible with the alternative clips by emailing Justin Rose, Sam Miller or Trish Lay
  • 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.
  • We will update the ICN when we have further information.
  • 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 ▼

  • 2173 Teleflex Product Listing with Alternatives 20 June 2023

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2173.
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