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Supply Issues Vygon UK Ltd Umbilical Catheter Products FSY013 and FSY015 (ICN 2381)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2023/2381 ICN Number: 2381
  • The supply issue with Umbilical Catheters from Vygon UK Ltd is continuing.
  • Two product codes remain affected in total:
    • FSY013 – Umbilical Catheter Single lumen PVC x-ray opaque 3.5fg x 37cm
    • FSY015 – Umbilical Catheter Single lumen PVC x-ray opaque 4fg x 37cm.
  • The affected product codes remain suspended and unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue for the affected products. However, some of these products may also become subject to intermittent supply with the increase in demand:
    • FVP85001 – Umbilical Catheter Single Lumen Expert Polyurethane x-ray opaque 3.5FR 40cm
    • FVP85003 – Umbilical Catheter Single Lumen Expert Polyurethane x-ray opaque 4.0FR 40cm.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • We will continue to review the stock to minimise further disruption.
  • We do not currently have a resolution date for the supply issue and will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.

Change:

  • The supplier Vygon UK Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with its Umbilical Catheter products:
    • FSY013 – Umbilical Catheter Single lumen PVC x-ray opaque 3.5fg x 37cm
    • FSY015 – Umbilical Catheter Single lumen PVC x-ray opaque 4fg x 37cm.
  • The supply issue is due to supplier manufacturing issues.

Impact:

  • FSY013 and FSY015 are currently suspended and unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue:
    • FVP85001 – Umbilical Catheter Single Lumen Expert Polyurethane x-ray opaque 3.5FR 40cm
    • FVP85003 – Umbilical Catheter Single Lumen Expert Polyurethane x-ray opaque 4.0FR 40cm.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 30 January 2024.

Next Steps:              

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

  • 2381 Vygon Product Listing with Alternatives 21 December 2023

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2381.
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