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Supply Issues Teleflex Medical EZ-IO Needles FSN326, FSN324 and FSN323 (ICN 1371)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2021/1371 ICN Number: 1371
  • The supply issues are still ongoing.
  • We anticipate this to be resolved in October 2022.
  • The supply issues are still ongoing.
  • We anticipate this to be resolved by early July 2022.
  • The supply issues are still ongoing.
  • We anticipate this to be resolved by the end of May 2022.
  • The supply issues are still ongoing.
  • We anticipate this to be resolved by the end of April 2022.
  • Product availability across the category has improved, however, the product category is still subject to intermittent supply issues.
  • This will be ongoing into 2022 before fully resolved.
  • During this period, we will see codes listed in the product list go in and out of stock.
  • The supply issue on FSN326, FSN324 and FSN323 has added pressures to availability of alternative products.
  • In total, there are now seven product codes impacted by the global shortage of resin which is used in the production of the needles.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section for updated product list for all impacted product codes.
  • 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.

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.

Change:

  • The supplier Teleflex Medical has informed us of a temporary supply issue with its EZ-IO Needles.
  • The three product codes affected are:
    FSN326 – Intraosseous Needle   15G x 15mm Pink with stabilizer Dressing Extension Set Patient Wrist Band and Sharps Block
    FSN324 – Intraosseous Needle   15G x 25mm (1 inch) Blue with stabilizer Dressing Extension Set Patient Wrist Band and Sharps Block
    FSN323 – Intraosseous Needle   15G x 45mm Yellow with stabilizer Dressing Extension Set Patient Wrist Band and Sharps Block.
  • The supply issue is due to a global shortage of Resin which is required for all size needles.

Impact:         

  • The affected codes are subject to intermittent supply only.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • Please note that both indirect alternatives should be purchased to be a suitable alternative for the plus packs offered.
  • 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 November 2021

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.

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 ▼

  • 1371 Teleflex Medical Product Listing with Alternatives

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1371.
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