Thursday, September 28, 2017

Update on our Puerto Rico Bard-Parker Production

01/16/2018

Dear Valued Customer,

As noted in our prior communications, we at Aspen Surgical, are continuing to monitor the recovery effort in Puerto Rico following the recent hurricanes and are working to limit disruption in the supply of our Bard-Parker® products to our customers.

As of the last two months, our facility is running at full production, and we are adding shifts to help fulfill customer orders as soon as possible. Also, electrical grid lines have been reconnected, and the site has been fully energized on the grid since December 23rd with no issues. We are continuing to receive a steady stream of product from our facility in Puerto Rico, with multiple shipments to Caledonia per week. The temporary back-order list below has been adjusted accordingly based on product received up to this point.

As of January 16th, the codes below are deemed on back-order to our direct customers with zero inventory on hand in our main Aspen distribution center.  If you order your product through a distributor rather than direct from Aspen, we ask that you reach out to that distributor partner for the most up-to-date information on their inventory levels. As a result of steady production and shipment of product to Caledonia, we are delighted to report a substantial reduction in the number of impacted codes.

  • 371150 Bard-Parker Safety-Lock Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Sterile
  • 371620 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 20, Sterile
  • 372610 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 10, Sterile
  • 372615 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 15, Sterile

We apologize for any inconvenience the existing backorder may cause.  Upon request, we will provide a list of products that are not sold by Aspen Surgical but which you may find to be a clinically-acceptable substitute while your Bard-Parker product is on temporary back-order.

We will post regular updates on our Bard-Parker production and product availability at this site. If you need more information on affected codes or the status of specific orders, please reach out to your preferred distributor partner, your local Aspen sales representative, or customer service at 888-364-7004.

Aspen thanks you for your partnership and want you to know that we are focused on continuing to serve you, our valued customer, despite this temporary disruption.

Thank you!

Monte Dillow

Vice President and General Manager, Aspen Surgical

 

01/08/2018

Dear Valued Customer,

As noted in our prior communications, we at Aspen Surgical, are continuing to monitor the recovery effort in Puerto Rico following the recent hurricanes and are working to limit disruption in the supply of our Bard-Parker® products to our customers.

As of the last two months, our facility is running at full production, and we are adding shifts to help fulfill customer orders as soon as possible. Also, electrical grid lines have been reconnected, and the site has been fully energized on the grid since December 23rd with no issues. We are also continuing to receive a steady stream of product from our facility in Puerto Rico, with multiple shipments to Caledonia per week. The temporary back-order list below has been adjusted accordingly based on product received up to this point. 

As of January 8th, the codes below are deemed on back-order to our direct customers with zero inventory on hand in our main Aspen distribution center.  If you order your product through a distributor rather than direct from Aspen, we ask that you reach out to that distributor partner for the most up-to-date information on their inventory levels. Please note items with the asterisk have been added this week.

  • 371122 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 22, Sterile
  • 371150 Bard-Parker Safety-Lock Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Sterile*
  • 371153 Bard-Parker Safety-Lock Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 15, Sterile*
  • 371310 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back, Blade Size 10, Non-Sterile
  • 371615 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 15, Sterile*
  • 371620 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 20, Sterile*
  • 371631 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 11, Non-Sterile*
  • 372610 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 10, Sterile
  • 372615 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 15, Sterile
  • 372621 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 21, Sterile*
  • 372622 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 22, Sterile
  • 373822 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 22, Non-Sterile*

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Upon request, we will provide a list of products that are not sold by Aspen Surgical but which you may find to be a clinically-acceptable substitute while your Bard-Parker product is on temporary back-order.

We will post regular updates on our Bard-Parker production and product availability at this site. If you need more information on affected codes or the status of specific orders, please reach out to your preferred distributor partner, your local Aspen sales representative, or customer service at 888-364-7004.

Aspen thanks you for your partnership and want you to know that we are focused on continuing to serve you, our valued customer, despite this temporary disruption.

Thank you!

Monte Dillow

Vice President and General Manager, Aspen Surgical

 

01/02/2018

Dear Valued Customer,

As noted in our prior communications, we at Aspen Surgical, are continuing to monitor the recovery effort in Puerto Rico following the recent hurricanes and are working to limit disruption in the supply of our Bard-Parker® products to our customers.

As of the last six weeks, our facility is running at full production, and we are adding shifts to help fulfill customer orders as soon as possible. Also, electrical grid lines have been reconnected, and the site has been fully energized on the grid since December 23rd with no issues. We are also continuing to receive a steady stream of product from our facility in Puerto Rico, with multiple shipments to Caledonia per week. The temporary back-order list below has been adjusted accordingly based on product received up to this point. 

As of January 2nd, the codes below are deemed on back-order to our direct customers with zero inventory on hand in our main Aspen distribution center.  If you order your product through a distributor rather than direct from Aspen, we ask that you reach out to that distributor partner for the most up-to-date information on their inventory levels. Please note items with the asterisk have been added this week.

  • 371115 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 15, Sterile*
  • 371122 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 22, Sterile*
  • 371310 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back, Blade Size 10, Non-Sterile*
  • 372610 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 10, Sterile
  • 372611 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 11, Sterile*
  • 372615 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 15, Sterile*
  • 372622 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 22, Sterile
  • 371641 Bard-Parker Disposable Mini Scalpels Size 11, Non-Sterile*

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Upon request, we will provide a list of products that are not sold by Aspen Surgical but which you may find to be a clinically-acceptable substitute while your Bard-Parker product is on temporary back-order.

 We will post regular updates on our Bard-Parker production and product availability at this site. If you need more information on affected codes or the status of specific orders, please reach out to your preferred distributor partner, your local Aspen sales representative, or customer service at 888-364-7004.

Aspen thanks you for your partnership and want you to know that we are focused on continuing to serve you, our valued customer, despite this temporary disruption.

 

Happy New Year!

Monte Dillow

Vice President and General Manager, Aspen Surgical

 

12/18/17

Dear Valued Customer,

As noted in our prior communications, we at Aspen Surgical, are continuing to monitor the recovery effort in Puerto Rico following the recent hurricanes and are working to limit disruption in the supply of our Bard-Parker® products to our customers.

As of the last month, our facility is running at full production, and we are adding shifts to help fulfill customer orders as soon as possible. Also, electrical grid lines have been reconnected to the site, and the grid is energized.  The team in Las Piedras is currently monitoring the power output and stability for voltage spikes with plans to switch on grid power the week of 12/18. Until this time, we expect our generator power will continue to be steady and uninterrupted as it has been in the past few weeks. Lastly, we are happy to report that we are receiving a steady stream of product from our facility in Puerto Rico, with multiple shipments to Caledonia per week. The temporary back-order list below has been adjusted accordingly based on product received up to this point. 

As of December 18th, 2017, the codes below are deemed on back-order to our direct customers with zero inventory on hand in our main Aspen distribution center.  If you order your product through a distributor rather than direct from Aspen, we ask that you reach out to that distributor partner for the most up-to-date information on their inventory levels. Please note items with the asterisk have been added this week.

  • 371111 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Sterile*
  • 371120 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 20, Sterile
  • 371123 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 23, Sterile
  • 371151 Bard-Parker Safetylock Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Sterile
  • 371154 Bard-Parker Safetylock Carbon Rick-back Blade Size 20, Sterile*
  • 371157 Bard-Parker Safetylock Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 23, Sterile
  • 371322 Bard-Parker Carbon Rick-back Blade Size 22, Non-Sterile*
  • 371324 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 24, Non-Sterile
  • 372610 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 10, Sterile
  • 372620 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 20, Sterile*
  • 372622 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 22, Sterile*
  • 372620 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 20, Sterile
  • 372715 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 15 Long Handle, Sterile
  • 373815 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 15, Non-Sterile

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Upon request, we will provide a list of products that are not sold by Aspen Surgical but which you may find to be a clinically-acceptable substitute while your Bard-Parker product is on temporary back-order.

We will post regular updates on our Bard-Parker production and product availability at this site. Please note that we will not be posting an email update the week of 12/25 due to the holidays. During that week, if you need more information on affected codes or the status of specific orders, please reach out to your preferred distributor partner, your local Aspen sales representative, or customer service at 888-364-7004.

Aspen thanks you for your partnership and want you to know that we are focused on continuing to serve you, our valued customer, despite this temporary disruption.

Happy Holidays!

Monte Dillow, Vice President and General Manager, Aspen Surgical

 

12/11/17

Dear Valued Customer,

As noted in our prior communications, we at Aspen Surgical, are continuing to monitor the recovery effort in Puerto Rico following the recent hurricanes and are working to limit disruption in the supply of our Bard-Parker® products to our customers.

As of the last month, our facility is running at full production, and we are adding shifts to help fulfill customer orders as soon as possible. Also, electrical grid lines have been reconnected to the site, and the grid is energized.  The team in Las Piedras is currently monitoring the power output and stability for voltage spikes with plans to switch on grid power the week of 12/18. Until this time, we expect our generator power will continue to be steady and uninterrupted as it has been in the past few weeks. Lastly, we are happy to report that we are receiving a steady stream of product from our facility in Puerto Rico, with multiple shipments to Caledonia per week. The temporary back-order list below has been adjusted accordingly based on product received up to this point. 

As of December 11th, 2017, the codes below are deemed on back-order to our direct customers with zero inventory on hand in our main Aspen distribution center.  If you order your product through a distributor rather than direct from Aspen, we ask that you reach out to that distributor partner for the most up-to-date information on their inventory levels. Please note items with the asterisk have been added this week.

  • 371112 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 12, Sterile*
  • 371120 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 20, Sterile
  • 371123 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 23, Sterile
  • 371151 Bard-Parker Safetylock Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Sterile
  • 371157 Bard-Parker Safetylock Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 23, Sterile
  • 371310 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 10, Non-Sterile*
  • 371324 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 24, Non-Sterile
  • 372610 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 10, Sterile*
  • 372620 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 20, Sterile*
  • 372715 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 15 Long Handle, Sterile
  • 373815 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 15, Non-Sterile

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Upon request, we will provide a list of products that are not sold by Aspen Surgical but which you may find to be a clinically-acceptable substitute while your Bard-Parker product is on temporary back-order.

We will post regular updates on our Bard-Parker production and product availability at our website: https://www.aspensurgical.com/news-events/news/update-on-our-puerto-rico-bard-parker-production/ 

For more information on the affected codes or for the status of specific orders, please reach out to your preferred distributor partner, your local Aspen sales representative, or customer service at 888-364-7004.

Aspen thanks you for your partnership and want you to know that we are focused on continuing to serve you, our valued customer, despite this temporary disruption.

Sincerely,

Monte Dillow, Vice President and General Manager, Aspen Surgical

 

12/04/2017

Dear Valued Customer,

As noted in our prior communications, we at Aspen Surgical, are continuing to monitor the recovery effort in Puerto Rico following the recent hurricanes and are working to limit disruption in the supply of our Bard-Parker® products to our customers.

As of the last three weeks, our facility is running at full production, and we are adding shifts to help fulfill customer orders as soon as possible. Also, we are happy to report that electrical grid lines have been reconnected to the site and should be functional soon. Until the electrical grid lines are functional, we expect our generator power will continue to be steady and uninterrupted as it has been in the past few weeks. Lastly, we have had multiple lots of product arrive from Puerto Rico and our distribution center in France over the last few weeks, and we will continue to receive product from Puerto Rico as it is produced. The temporary back-order list below has been adjusted accordingly based on product received up to this point. 

As of December 4th, 2017, the codes below are deemed on back-order to our direct customers with zero inventory on hand in our main Aspen distribution center.  If you order your product through a distributor rather than direct from Aspen, we ask that you reach out to that distributor partner for the most up-to-date information on their inventory levels. Please note items with the asterisk have been added this week.

  • 371120 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 20, Sterile
  • 371123 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 23, Sterile
  • 371151 Bard-Parker Safetylock Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Sterile
  • 371157 Bard-Parker Safetylock Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 23, Sterile
  • 371311 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Non-Sterile
  • 371324 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 24, Non-Sterile
  • 372620 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel, Blade Size 20, Sterile*
  • 372715 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 15 Long Handle, Sterile
  • 373815 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 15, Non-Sterile
  • 373820 Bard-Parker Safety Blade Size 20, Non-Sterile

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Upon request, we will provide a list of products that are not sold by Aspen Surgical but which you may find to be a clinically-acceptable substitute while your Bard-Parker product is on temporary back-order.

We will post regular updates on our Bard-Parker production and product availability at this site.

For more information on the affected codes or for the status of specific orders, please reach out to your preferred distributor partner, your local Aspen sales representative, or customer service at 888-364-7004.

Aspen thanks you for your partnership and want you to know that we are focused on continuing to serve you, our valued customer, despite this temporary disruption.

 

Sincerely,

Monte Dillow, Vice President and General Manager, Aspen Surgical

 

11/27/2017

Dear Valued Customer,

As noted in our prior communications, we at Aspen Surgical, are continuing to monitor the recovery effort in Puerto Rico following the recent hurricanes and are working to limit disruption in the supply of our Bard-Parker® products to our customers.

As of the last two weeks, our facility is running at full production, and we are looking to run additional shifts to help fulfill customer orders as soon as possible. Also, we are happy to report that electrical grid lines have been reconnected to the site and should be functional by late this week or early next week. Until that time, however, our generator power should be steady and uninterrupted as it has in the past few weeks. Lastly, we have had multiple lots of product arrive from Puerto Rico and our distribution center in France over the last few weeks, and we will continue to receive product from Puerto Rico as it is produced. The temporary back-order list below has been adjusted accordingly based on product received up to this point. 

As of November 27th, 2017, the codes below are deemed on back-order to our direct customers with zero inventory on hand in our main Aspen distribution center.  If you order your product through a distributor rather than direct from Aspen, we ask that you reach out to that distributor partner for the most up-to-date information on their inventory levels. Please note items with the asterisk have been added this week.

  • 371112 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 12, Sterile
  • 371120 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 20, Sterile
  • 371123 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 23, Sterile
  • 371151 Bard-Parker Safetylock Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Sterile
  • 371157 Bard-Parker Safetylock Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 23, Sterile
  • 371311 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Non-Sterile
  • 371324 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 24, Non-Sterile
  • 371634 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 20, Non-Sterile
  • 372610 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 10, Sterile*
  • 372715 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 15 Long Handle, Sterile
  • 373815 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 15, Non-Sterile
  • 373820 Bard-Parker Safety Blade Size 20, Non-Sterile
  • 373915 Bard-Parker Safety Blade Size 15, Sterile

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Upon request, we will provide a list of products that are not sold by Aspen Surgical but which you may find to be a clinically-acceptable substitute while your Bard-Parker product is on temporary back-order.

We will post regular updates on our Bard-Parker production and product availability to this site.

For more information on the affected codes or for the status of specific orders, please reach out to your preferred distributor partner, your local Aspen sales representative, or customer service at 888-364-7004.

Aspen thanks you for your partnership and want you to know that we are focused on continuing to serve you, our valued customer, despite this temporary disruption.

Sincerely,

Monte Dillow, Vice President and General Manager, Aspen Surgical

 

11/20/2017

Dear Valued Customer,

As noted in our prior communications, we at Aspen Surgical, are continuing to monitor the recovery effort in Puerto Rico following the recent hurricanes and are working to limit disruption in the supply of our Bard-Parker® products to our customers.

As of this week, our facility is running at full production, and we are looking to run additional shifts to help fulfill customer orders as soon as possible. Also, the latest commitment from authorities in Puerto Rico is that our plant will be up on the power grid within the next week. Lastly, we have had multiple lots of product arrive from Puerto Rico and our distribution center in France over the last few weeks, and we will continue to receive product from Puerto Rico as it is produced. The temporary back-order list below has been adjusted accordingly based on product received up to this point. 

As of November 20th, 2017, the codes below are deemed on back-order to our direct customers with zero inventory on hand in our main Aspen distribution center.  If you order your product through a distributor rather than direct from Aspen, we ask that you reach out to that distributor partner for the most up-to-date information on their inventory levels. Please note items with the asterisk have been added this week.

  • 371112 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 12, Sterile
  • 371120 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 20, Sterile
  • 371123 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 23, Sterile
  • 371151 Bard-Parker Safetylock Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Sterile
  • 371157 Bard-Parker Safetylock Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 23, Sterile
  • 371311 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Non-Sterile*
  • 371324 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 24, Non-Sterile
  • 371340 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 60, Non-Sterile*
  • 371634 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 20, Non-Sterile
  • 372715 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 15 Long Handle, Sterile
  • 373815 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 15, Non-Sterile
  • 373820 Bard-Parker Safety Blade Size 20, Non-Sterile
  • 373915 Bard-Parker Safety Blade Size 15, Sterile*

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Upon request, we will provide a list of products that are not sold by Aspen Surgical but which you may find to be a clinically-acceptable substitute while your Bard-Parker product is on temporary back-order.

We will post regular updates on our Bard-Parker production and product availability at this site.

For more information on the affected codes or for the status of specific orders, please reach out to your preferred distributor partner, your local Aspen sales representative, or customer service at 888-364-7004.

Aspen thanks you for your partnership and want you to know that we are focused on continuing to serve you, our valued customer, despite this temporary disruption.

 

Sincerely,

Monte Dillow

Vice President and General Manager, Aspen Surgical

 

11/13/2017

Dear Valued Customer,

As noted in our prior communications, we at Aspen Surgical, are continuing to monitor the recovery effort in Puerto Rico following the recent hurricanes and are working to limit disruption in the supply of our Bard-Parker® products to our customers.

Our facility continues to operate with a partial production schedule, and over the last two weeks, our productivity levels have exceeded weekly demand. We expect this to continue in the coming weeks. Also, the latest commitment from authorities in Puerto Rico is that our plant will be up on the power grid within the next 7-10 days. Lastly, we have had multiple lots of product arrive from Puerto Rico and our distribution center in France over the last few weeks, and we will continue to receive product from Puerto Rico as it is produced. The temporary back-order list below has been adjusted accordingly based on product received up to this point. 

As of November, 13thth, 2017, the codes below are deemed on back-order to our direct customers with zero inventory on hand in our main Aspen distribution center.  If you order your product through a distributor rather than direct from Aspen, we ask that you reach out to that distributor partner for the most up-to-date information on their inventory levels. Please note items with the asterisk have been added this week.

  • 371112 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 12, Sterile
  • 371115 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 15, Sterile
  • 371120 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 20, Sterile
  • 371123 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 23, Sterile
  • 371151 Bard-Parker Safetylock Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Sterile
  • 371157 Bard-Parker Safetylock Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 23, Sterile*
  • 371220 Bard-Parker Stainless Steel Blade Size 20, Sterile
  • 371222 Bard-Parker Stainless Steel Blade Size 22, Sterile
  • 371324 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 24, Non-Sterile
  • 371634 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 20, Non-Sterile*
  • 372715 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 15 Long Handle, Sterile
  • 373815 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 15, Non-Sterile*
  • 373820 Bard-Parker Safety Blade Size 20, Non-Sterile*

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Upon request, we will provide a list of products that are not sold by Aspen Surgical but which you may find to be a clinically-acceptable substitute while your Bard-Parker product is on temporary back-order.

We will post regular updates on our Bard-Parker production and product availability at this site.  For more information on the affected codes or for the status of specific orders, please reach out to your preferred distributor partner, your local Aspen sales representative, or customer service at 888-364-7004.

Aspen thanks you for your partnership and want you to know that we are focused on continuing to serve you, our valued customer, despite this temporary disruption.

Sincerely,

Monte Dillow

Vice President and General Manager, Aspen Surgical

 

11/6/2017

Dear Valued Customer,

As noted in our prior communications, we at Aspen Surgical, are continuing to monitor the recovery effort in Puerto Rico following the recent hurricanes and are working to limit disruption in the supply of our Bard-Parker® products to our customers.

Our facility continues to operate with a partial production schedule, showing increasing productivity every week. We had multiple lots of product arrive from Puerto Rico and our distribution center in France over the last few weeks, and we will continue to receive product from Puerto Rico as it is produced. The temporary back-order list below has been adjusted accordingly based on product received up to this point.  However, there remain substantial challenges on the ground with the power grid, communication network, and overall infrastructure on the island.    

As of November 6th, 2017 codes below are deemed on back-order to our direct customers with zero inventory on hand in our main Aspen distribution center.  If you order your product through a distributor rather than direct from Aspen, we ask that you reach out to that distributor partner for the most up-to-date information on their inventory levels. Items with the asterisk have been added this week.

  • 371112 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 12, Sterile
  • 371115 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 15, Sterile*
  • 371120 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 20, Sterile
  • 371123 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 23, Sterile
  • 371151 Bard-Parker Safetylock Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Sterile
  • 371220 Bard-Parker Stainless Steel Blade Size 20, Sterile
  • 371222 Bard-Parker Stainless Steel Blade Size 22, Sterile
  • 371324 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 24, Non-Sterile
  • 372715 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 15 Long Handle, Sterile*
  • 373920 Bard-Parker Safety Blade Size 20, Sterile

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Upon request, we will provide a list of products that are not sold by Aspen Surgical but which you may find to be a clinically-acceptable substitute while your Bard-Parker product is on temporary back-order.

We will post regular updates on our Bard-Parker production and product availability to this site.     For more information on the affected codes or for the status of specific orders, please reach out to your preferred distributor partner, your local Aspen sales representative, or customer service at 888-364-7004.

Aspen thanks you for your partnership and want you to know that we are focused on continuing to serve you, our valued customer, despite this temporary disruption.

Sincerely,

Monte Dillow

Vice President and General Manager, Aspen Surgical

 

10/30/2017

Dear Valued Customer,

As noted in our prior communications, we at Aspen Surgical, are continuing to monitor the recovery effort in Puerto Rico following the recent hurricanes and are working to limit disruption in the supply of our Bard-Parker® products to our customers.

Our facility continues to operate with a partial production schedule. We had multiple lots of product arrive from Puerto Rico two weeks ago that were produced prior to the hurricane, and we have additional inventory in transit from our distribution center in France. The temporary back-order list below has been adjusted accordingly based on product received up to this point.  However, there remain substantial challenges on the ground with the power grid, communication network, and overall infrastructure on the island.    

As of October 30th, 2017, codes below are deemed on back-order.  Please note that we have changed our listing this week to only include back-order items. Previous lists also included items at-risk to be on back-order within the coming weeks, which caused confusion amongst many customers. The list below is representative of inventory available to our direct customers. If you order your product through a distributor rather than direct from Aspen, we ask that you reach out to that distributor partner for the most up-to-date information on their inventory levels. Items with the asterisk have been added this week.

  • 371112 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 12, Sterile
  • 371120 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 20, Sterile
  • 371123 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 23, Sterile
  • 371151 Bard-Parker Safetylock Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Sterile
  • 371220 Bard-Parker Stainless Steel Blade Size 20, Sterile
  • 371222 Bard-Parker Stainless Steel Blade Size 22, Sterile
  • 371324 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 24, Non-Sterile*
  • 373820 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 20, Non-Sterile
  • 373920 Bard-Parker Safety Blade Size 20, Sterile

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Upon request, we will provide a list of products that are not sold by Aspen Surgical but which you may find to be a clinically-acceptable substitute while your Bard-Parker product is on temporary back-order.

We will post regular updates on our Bard-Parker production and product availability at this site.     For more information on the affected codes or for the status of specific orders, please reach out to your preferred distributor partner, your local Aspen sales representative, or customer service at 888-364-7004.

Aspen thanks you for your partnership and want you to know that we are focused on continuing to serve you, our valued customer, despite this temporary disruption.

Sincerely,

Monte Dillow

Vice President and General Manager, Aspen Surgical

 

10/23/2017

Dear Valued Customer,

As noted in our prior communications, we at Aspen Surgical, are continuing to monitor the recovery effort in Puerto Rico following the recent hurricanes and are working to limit disruption in the supply of our Bard-Parker® products to our customers.

Our facility continues to operate with a partial production schedule. We had multiple lots of product arrive from Puerto Rico last week that were produced prior to the hurricane, and we have additional inventory in transit from our distribution center in France. The temporary back-order list below has been adjusted accordingly based on product received up to this point.  However, there remain substantial challenges on the ground with the power grid, communication network, and overall infrastructure on the island.    

As of October 23rd, 2017, the following codes are on back-order or anticipated to be on back-order in the coming weeks. (NOTE: Items with the asterisk have been added this week):

  • 371110 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 10, Sterile
  • 371111 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Sterile
  • 371112 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 12, Sterile
  • 371115 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 15, Sterile
  • 371120 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 20, Sterile
  • 371123 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 23, Sterile
  • 371151 Bard-Parker Safetylock Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Sterile
  • 371154 Bard-Parker Safetylock Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 20, Sterile*
  • 371210 Bard-Parker Stainless Steel Blade Size 10, Sterile
  • 371212 Barker-Parker Stainless Steel Blade Size 12, Sterile*
  • 371220 Bard-Parker Stainless Steel Blade Size 20, Sterile
  • 371222 Bard-Parker Stainless Steel Blade Size 22, Sterile
  • 371712 Bard-Parker Stainless Steel Blade Size 12b, Sterile
  • 371310 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 10, Non-Sterile*
  • 371311 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Non-Sterile
  • 371612 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 12, Sterile
  • 371620 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpels Size 20, Sterile
  • 371631 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 11, Non-Sterile
  • 371634 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 20, Non-Sterile
  • 371635 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 21, Non-Sterile*
  • 372611 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 11, Sterile
  • 372710 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 10 Long Handle, Sterile*
  • 373820 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 20, Non-Sterile
  • 373811 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 11, Non-Sterile
  • 373815 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 15, Non-Sterile
  • 373910 Bard-Parker Safety Blade Size 10, Sterile
  • 373915 Bard-Parker Safety Blade Size 15, Sterile*
  • 373920 Bard-Parker Safety Blade Size 20, Sterile

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Upon request, we will provide a list of products that are not sold by Aspen Surgical but which you may find to be a clinically-acceptable substitute while your Bard-Parker product is on temporary back-order.

We will post regular updates on our Bard-Parker production and product availability at this site.     For more information on the affected codes or for the status of specific orders, please reach out to your preferred distributor partner, your local Aspen sales representative, or customer service at 888-364-7004.

We also would like to direct your attention to a recent message that came out from the FDA this week regarding their support of the recovery of medical device manufacturing in Puerto Rico:

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm581436.htm

Aspen thanks you for your partnership and want you to know that we are focused on continuing to serve you, our valued customer, despite this temporary disruption.

 

Sincerely,

Monte Dillow

Vice President and General Manager, Aspen Surgical

 

 

10/16/2017

Dear Valued Customer,

As noted in our prior communications, we at Aspen Surgical, are continuing to monitor the recovery effort in Puerto Rico following the recent hurricanes and are working to limit disruption in the supply of our Bard-Parker® products to our customers.

Our facility continues to operate with a partial production schedule. We have multiple lots of product in transit from Puerto Rico that are scheduled to arrive this week. The temporary back-order list below will be adjusted accordingly as product is received.  However, there remain substantial challenges on the ground with the power grid, communication network, and overall infrastructure on the island.    

As of October 16th, 2017, the following codes are on back-order or anticipated to be on back-order in the coming weeks. (NOTE: Items with the asterisk have been added this week):

  • 371110 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 10, Sterile
  • 371111 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Sterile
  • 371112 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 12, Sterile
  • 371115 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 15, Sterile
  • 371120 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 20, Sterile
  • 371123 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 23, Sterile
  • 371151 Bard-Parker Safetylock Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Sterile
  • 371210 Bard-Parker Stainless Steel Blade Size 10, Sterile*
  • 371215 Bard-Parker Stainless Steel Blade Size 15, Sterile*
  • 371220 Bard-Parker Stainless Steel Blade Size 20, Sterile*
  • 371222 Bard-Parker Stainless Steel Blade Size 22, Sterile
  • 371712 Bard-Parker Stainless Steel Blade Size 12b, Sterile*
  • 371311 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Non-Sterile*
  • 371324 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 24, Non-Sterile
  • 371610 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 10, Sterile
  • 371612 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 12, Sterile
  • 371620 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpels Size 20, Sterile
  • 371631 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 11, Non-Sterile
  • 371634 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 20, Non-Sterile
  • 372610 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 10, Sterile*
  • 372611 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 11, Sterile
  • 373820 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 20, Non-Sterile
  • 373811 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 11, Non-Sterile
  • 373815 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 15, Non-Sterile*
  • 373910 Bard-Parker Safety Blade Size 10, Sterile*
  • 373920 Bard-Parker Safety Blade Size 20, Sterile
  • 373921 Bard-Parker Safety Blade Size 21, Sterile
  • 373922 Bard-Parker Safety Blade Size 22, Sterile

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Upon request, we will provide a list of products that are not sold by Aspen Surgical but which you may find to be a clinically-acceptable substitute while your Bard-Parker product is on temporary back-order.

We will post regular updates on our Bard-Parker production and product availability at this site. For more information on the affected codes or for the status of specific orders, please reach out to your preferred distributor partner, your local Aspen sales representative, or customer service at 888-364-7004.

We thank you for your partnership and want you to know that we are focused on continuing to serve you, our valued customer, despite this temporary disruption.

 Sincerely,

 Monte Dillow

Vice President and General Manager, Aspen Surgical

 

 10/09/2017

Dear Valued Customer,

As noted in our prior communication from October 4th, we at Aspen Surgical, are continuing to monitor the recovery effort in Puerto Rico following the recent hurricanes and are working to limit disruption in the supply of our Bard-Parker® products to our customers.

Our facility resumed partial production last week. We have multiple lots of product in transit from Puerto Rico that are scheduled to arrive over the next two weeks. The temporary back-order list below will be adjusted accordingly as product is received.  However, there remain substantial challenges on the ground with the power grid, communication network, and overall infrastructure on the island.    

As of October 9th, 2017, the following codes are on back-order or anticipated to be on back-order in the coming weeks. (NOTE: Items with the asterisk have been added this week):

  • 371110 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 10, Sterile*
  • 371111 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Sterile*
  • 371112 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 12, Sterile
  • 371115 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 15, Sterile
  • 371120 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 20, Sterile
  • 371123 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 23, Sterile
  • 371151 Bard-Parker Safetylock Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Sterile
  • 371222 Bard-Parker Stainless Steel Blade Size 22, Sterile
  • 371324 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 24, Non-Sterile*
  • 373920 Bard-Parker Safety Blade Size 20, Sterile
  • 373921 Bard-Parker Safety Blade Size 21, Sterile
  • 373922 Bard-Parker Safety Blade Size 22, Sterile
  • 371610 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 10, Sterile*
  • 371611 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 11, Sterile*
  • 371620 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpels Size 20, Sterile
  • 371630 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 10, Non-Sterile
  • 371631 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 11, Non-Sterile
  • 371634 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 20, Non-Sterile
  • 372611 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 11, Sterile*
  • 373820 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 20, Non-Sterile
  • 373811 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 11, Non-Sterile

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Upon request, we will provide a list of products that are not sold by Aspen Surgical but which you may find to be a clinically-acceptable substitute while your Bard-Parker product is on temporary back-order.

We will post regular updates on our Bard-Parker production and product availability at this site. For more information on the affected codes or for the status of specific orders, please reach out to your preferred distributor partner, your local Aspen sales representative, or customer service at 888-364-7004.

We thank you for your partnership and want you to know that we are focused on continuing to serve you, our valued customer, despite this temporary disruption.

Sincerely,

Monte Dillow

Vice President and General Manager, Aspen Surgical

 

10/04/2017 Update

Dear Valued Customer,

 As noted in our prior communication, Aspen Surgical operates a facility in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, at which we manufacture Bard-Parker® surgical scalpels and blades. We continue to monitor the recovery effort in Puerto Rico following the recent hurricanes and are working to limit disruption in the supply of products to our customers.

 As a result of the recent hurricanes, our manufacturing plant in Las Piedras sustained minor structural damage, a temporary loss of power, and minimal water damage.  Our team on the ground is working diligently to bring our manufacturing and distribution capabilities back to normal as soon as possible.  Repairs to the building have been completed, and we anticipate that our facility will resume some level of production in the next few days. However, there remain substantial challenges on the ground with the power grid, communication network, and overall infrastructure on the island.    

 While we have sufficient levels of finished product in our global distribution network for the majority of our Bard-Parker codes, we expect temporary delivery shortages on select products in the coming weeks. Our team is working to manage demand carefully through allocation and will do our best to fulfill as much of your order as possible based on historic demands and current supply constraints.  

 As of October 4, 2017, the following codes are on back-order or anticipated to be on back-order in the coming weeks:

  • 371120 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 20, Sterile
  • 373922 Bard-Parker Safety Blade Size 22, Sterile
  • 373820 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 20, Non-Sterile
  • 373920 Bard-Parker Safety Blade Size 20, Sterile
  • 371630 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 10, Non-Sterile
  • 371123 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 23, Sterile
  • 371112 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 12, Sterile
  • 371151 Bard-Parker Safetylock Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Sterile
  • 373921 Bard-Parker Safety Blade Size 21, Sterile
  • 371222 Bard-Parker Stainless Steel Blade Size 22, Sterile
  • 371634 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 20, Non-Sterile
  • 371115 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 15, Sterile
  • 371620 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpels Size 20, Sterile
  • 373811 Bard-Parker Safety Scalpel Size 11, Non-Sterile
  • 371311 Bard-Parker Carbon Rib-back Blade Size 11, Non-Sterile
  • 371631 Bard-Parker Disposable Scalpel Size 11, Non-Sterile
  • 371212 Bard-Parker Stainless Steel Blade Size 12, Sterile

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Upon request, we will provide a list of products that are not sold by Aspen Surgical but which you may find to be a clinically-acceptable substitute while your Bard-Parker product is on temporary back-order.

We will post regular updates on our Bard-Parker production and product availability to this web page.

For more information on the affected codes or for the status of specific orders, please reach out to your local sales representative or customer service at 888-364-7004.

We thank you for your partnership and want you to know that we are focused on continuing to serve you, our valued customer, despite this temporary disruption.

Sincerely,

Monte Dillow

Vice President and General Manager, Aspen Surgical

 

 

 9/28/2017 Update

Dear Valued Customer,

As you may be aware, Aspen Surgical operates a facility in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, at which we manufacture Bard-Parker® surgical scalpels and blades. As the island of Puerto Rico recovers from recent hurricanes, we are focused on ensuring the safety and security of our 170 colleagues and their families in Las Piedras, and continuing to serve you, our valued customer, despite some operational disruption caused by the hurricanes.

Based on our preliminary assessment, we believe that our manufacturing plant sustained minor structural damage, a temporary loss of power, and minimal water damage. We are diligently working with our team in Las Piedras to bring our manufacturing and distribution capabilities back to normal as soon as possible, and anticipate being fully operational in the next few weeks. We are continuing to assess the situation on the ground and serve our customers with existing Bard-Parker inventory as well as inventory held by our global distribution network.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your local Aspen Surgical sales representative.

Sincerely,

Monte Dillow

Vice President and General Manager, Aspen Surgical

 

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