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Recall of XRO Umbilical Catheter 40cm 3.5fg


ICN number:135

  • Date:04/08/2017
  • Product area:

Recall Reference 16 


  • Vygon UK Limited has issued a precautionary recall against four lot numbers of their x-ray opaque umbilical catheter 3.5fg x 40cm, mpc 027.03. Due to incorrect printing in that some catheters may have the first marking from the distal tip at 5.5cm instead of 4cm.


  • The affected lot numbers are 151216FR, 211216FR, 060117FR and 150217FR
  • This product was previously available via NHS Supply Chain’s blue diamond route as NPC FSY013.
  • These potential alternatives are being offered at a reduced price so customers will not see any increase in cost.
  • The supplier is increasing capacity and expects the three product lines (FSN324, FSN326, and FSN323) to be back in stock by the middle of August.

Next Steps:

  • Log onto NHS Supply Chain’s website to view details of the field safety notice.
  • Follow the instructions in the Field Safety Notice
  • Please contact your NHS Supply Chain Customer Service Advisor to confirm that you either have NO AFFECTED PRODUCT or confirm the quantity for collection for credit using reason code 7 “supplier recall”.
  • All products to be returned no later than 25 August 2017
  • Any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Service Advisor

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