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Supply Issues Varta Microbattery Gmbh Varta Power One Batteries GHD3576, GHD3577 and GHD3579 (ICN 1597)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2022/1597 ICN Number: 1597


  • The supplier Varta Microbattery Gmbh has informed us of a supply issue with its Varta Power One Batteries.
  • The three product codes affected are:
    GHD3576 – Hearing aid battery r48 zinc air size 13
    GHD3577 – Hearing aid batter y r41 zinc air size 312
    GHD3579 – Hearing aid battery r44 cochlear implant zinc air battery size p675.
  • The supply issue is due to delays at customs.


  • GHD3577 and GHD3579 are currently unavailable to order.
  • Please note that GHD3576 is available while stocks last until the current stock has been depleted then will be unavailable.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue:
    GHD3573 – Hearing aid battery r48 zinc air size 13
    GHD3574 – Hearing aid battery r41 zinc air size 312
    GHD3571 – Hearing aid battery r44 zinc air size 675 for cochlear implants.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to refer to the product listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by end of April 2022.

 Next Steps:             

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.

Downloads ▼

  • 1597 Varta Product Listing with Alternatives

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1597.
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