Recall of Anspach G1 Dissection Tool

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by The Anspach Effort, Inc..

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Drills, burrs, trephines & accessories (simple, powered) - Product Code HBE
  • Reason
    G1 dissection tools are not compatible with all attachments listed on the labeling; g1 cutting tools are labeled with a specified shaft exposure which may not be consistent when used with each attachment on the product label. shaft exposure may be greater.
  • Action
    Anspach sent an Urgent Notice: Medical Device Recall (Correction) letter of Anspach G1 Dissection Tools dated May 6, 2015, to all affected customers. Customers were not required to return their inventory of GI Dissection tools. Customers were instructed to complete, sign, and return the attached reply form confirming receipt of the letter by fax or email. Customers were also instructed to forward the letter as appropriate immediately. Customers with questions should contact the Complaint Handling Unit Manager at 561-494-3673 or contact their Anspach Sales Representative. For questions regarding this recall call 561-627-1080.


  • Model / Serial
    REF M-6DC-2-G1 ; ALL lot numbers
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US including AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, KY, LA, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, and Internationally to Canada and China.
  • Product Description
    ANSPACH - 6MM Coarse Diamond Ball, 2 mm Shaft Exposure; REF M-6DC-2-G1 || Cutting shaping bone including spine and cranium.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    The Anspach Effort, Inc., 4500 Riverside Dr, Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410-4235
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source