Discontinuing Stimulating Needle Products

July 22, 2013

Dear Customer,

This letter is to inform you that Life-Tech, our supplier of stimulating needle products, was recently purchased by Kimberly-Clark and has decided to end our supply contract.

Discontinuing Stimulating Needle Products
As a result, Smiths Medical is being forced to exit the stimulating needle business and will be discontinuing the following products from our peripheral nerve block portfolio:

  • ProBloc® Insulated Nerve Block Needles
  • ProLong® Continuous Nerve Block Sets
  • Tracer® III Nerve Locator
  • SoloStim® Foot Control

Available Inventory
The following products are still in stock in at least one of our global markets, and we will maintain an updated list of items that remain in stock on this page.

18/050/PLT 19/050/PL 20/100/PBS NLA3
18/100/PLT 19/100/PL 20/150/PB NLC3
18/150/PLT 19/150/PL 22/050/PBS NLB3
19/040/PL 20/100/PB    

 *Updated as of September 23, 2013*
Service & Support

Life-Tech will continue to service past and future orders of these products and support their warranties.  If you have questions related to service and support you can contact Life-Tech at 1-800-231-9841, extension 5.

We apologize for any inconvenience this situation may cause you, and we will be happy to assist you with any questions or issues related to these products.  Please contact your Smiths Medical Account Manager or Customer Service at 1-800-256-5361.

Marisa Steele
Global Product Manager
Smiths Medical


Evan Miller, Director Corporate Communications

T. +1 (651) 628 7313

M. +1 (612) 356 4492

E. evan.miller@smiths-medical.com

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