BD ChloraPrep™
Supply Update

Last Update: November 3, 2021
9:30 am EDT


BD is currently experiencing supply interruptions with certain applicators in the BD ChloraPrep™ pre-operative skin preparation product line. We understand how much our customers rely on these products and that any supply disruption may impact your ability to provide the best care for your patients.

BD has placed the highest priority on improving this situation as quickly as possible, and we are actively working on increasing our manufacturing capacity to help minimize the impact on your facility.

To provide our customers with the most up-to-date information about the availability of these products, BD has established this website as an easy reference center. This site will be updated regularly with the latest information.

BD ChloraPrep™1 mL Clear
BD ChloraPrep™
1 mL Clear
BD ChloraPrep™3 mL Clear and3mL Hi-Light Orange®
BD ChloraPrep™
3 mL Clear and
3mL Hi-Light Orange®

Current Situation

BD is committed to patient safety and customer satisfaction, and we are taking every step we can to address this situation as quickly as possible. BD has more than 20 years of expertise in skin preparation and we take our responsibility as the industry-leading patient preoperative skin preparation provider very seriously.

Ensuring a consistent supply of the BD ChloraPrep™ portfolio is dependent on several requisites, including the availability of raw materials and components from third-party suppliers, our own manufacturing process and capacity, third-party sterilization process and capacity, and unforeseen external factors such as regulatory body decisions and pandemic-driven demand.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put enormous stress on BD production capacity. In addition, we have recently experienced unexpected issues unrelated to COVID-19, including recalls and third-party supplier constraints. As a result, we are experiencing supply challenges for select BD ChloraPrep™ products. BD is committed to addressing the supply interruptions as quickly as possible, and the following pages outline the actions we are taking.

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