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Supply Issues Vygon Heimlich Valve Adaptors FGV044 (ICN 2399)

Important Customer Notice Supply Issues

Ref: 2024/2399 ICN Number: 2399


  • The supplier Vygon has informed us of a supply issue with its Heimlich Valve Adaptors, FGV044.
  • The supply issue is due to increased demand and lead times.
  • Vygon has seen a huge increase in demand with Heimlich Valve Adaptors globally. Where normal supply was around 10,000 units per month, it has increased to around 30,000 and available stock was used up before further production was due to complete, leaving no product available.


  • FGV044 is currently suspended and unavailable to order.
  • Unfortunately, there are no alternatives available. Customers are advised to view the online catalogue for products they deem suitable.
  • We are in the process of checking the kits currently listed in our online catalogue for any options that include an adaptor that could be used in the interim, we will keep updating on this as we hear back from the suppliers.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product code.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 1 March 2024.

Next Steps:              

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the product listing for further information on the affected product code.
  • 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 and update this ICN with the latest information as it becomes available.
  • 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 ▼

  • 2399 Vygon Product Listing 5 January 2024

    An Excel file showing the product listing for ICN 2399.
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