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Important customer notice Field Safety Notice

Adult Altius Central Venous Catheter Kit 18G Echogenic Introducer Needle


ICN number:249

  • Date:11/01/2018
  • Product area:Ward Based Consumables |

Recall Ref: 33


  • Kimal PLC has issued a field safety notice regarding specific lot numbers within the Altius CVC range of products following customer complaints of the 18G Echogenic Introducer needle included in the kit cracking during catheter insertion in a small number of cases.


  • This cracking could lead to delay to the procedure if not identified prior to use.
  • These products are available via NHS Supply Chain’s blue diamond or eDirect routes as NPCs:

Next Steps:

  • Read and follow the instructions in the Field Safety Notice, check your inventory and share with all users of the affected product.
  • Complete and return Kimal’s acknowledgement form to either fax 0845 4379541 or email
  • Kimal will exchange or issue replacement products as requested.
  • Any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Service Advisor.



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