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Supply Issues Zebra Technologies Laser Wristbands FSL475 (ICN 2447)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2024/2447 ICN Number: 2447
  • The supply issue with Laser Wristbands from Zebra Technologies has improved.
  • One product code is now available to order through our online catalogue:
    • FSL474 – Bracelet patient identification printable.
  • One product code remains suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FSL475 – Bracelet patient identification printable.
  • One product code is now affected in total.
  • 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.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product code and potential alternatives.
  • We will continue to review the stock to minimise further disruption and will update this ICN as soon as we have further information.
  • The supply issue is now anticipated to be resolved by 19 April 2024.

Change:

  • The supplier Zebra Technologies has informed us of a supply issue with some of their laser wristband products.
  • The two product codes affected are:
    • FSL474 – Bracelet patient identification printable
    • FSL475 – Bracelet patient identification printable.
  • The supply issue is due to reduced manufacturing capabilities.

 Impact:          

  • The manufacturer has expanded the manufacturing site and encountered unexpected machinery issues which have caused unforeseen downtime.
  • The affected codes are currently unavailable to order.
  • There are potential indirect alternatives for some of the products. These products are available to order through our online catalogue:
    • FSL486 – Bracelet patient identification printable
    • FSL85017 – Bracelet patient identification printable.
  • However, some of these products may also be subject to intermittent supply.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • Customers may need to alter their printer settings to match the correct template from on the sheet. The supplier has offered to support this.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 29 March 2024.

 Next Steps:               

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • The main alternative FSL486 is a paediatric version of the two codes with supply issues. They come with an extender alongside the paediatric wristband which can be added to make these suitable for adults.
  • 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.

 

 

Downloads ▼

  • 2447 Zebra Techonogies Product Listing with Alternatives 2 April 2024

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2447.
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