Recall of ArthroWand Saber 30 with Integrated Cable wand

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by ArthroCare Corporation.

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
    Electricsurgical cutting and coagulation device - Product Code GEI
  • Reason
    Potential sterility loss-- due to wearing or puncture in the tyvek lid, the product may lose sterility.
  • Action
    Firm initiated this recall on August 5, 2008. Consignees were notified via letter asking them to contact consignees and delivered via courier. Distribution discontinued on July 9, 2008.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot numbers 4T011660-A, 4T01670-A, 4T01670-B, 4T02460-A, 4T02670-A, 4T02980-A, 4T02980-B, 4T03160-A, 4T04480-A, 4T04480B, 4T04860-A, 4T04980-A, 4T04980-B, 4T06680-A, 4T06680-B, 4T06770-A, 4T07360-A, 4T07460-A, 4T07880-A, 4T08580-A, 4T09270-A, 4T09370-A, 4T09370-B, 4T09370-C, 4T09380-A, 4T09460-A, 4T09580-A, 4T09880-A, 4T10980-A, 4T12260-A, 4T12680-A, 4T12970-A, 4T13380-A, 4T13960-A, 4T13960-B, 4T14980-A, 4T14980-B, 4T15680-A, 4T16360-A, 4T17670-A, 4T17770-A, 4T18760-A, 4T18760-B, 4T18860-A, 4T19770-A, 4T20260-A, 4T20570-A, 4T20660-A, 4T21050-A, 4T22960-A, 4T22960-B, 4T22970-A, 4T24270-A, 4T24270-B, 4T24960-A, 4T25650-A, 4T26970-A, 4T27160-A, 4T27750-A, 4T28260-A, 4T28260-B, 4T29350-A, 4T30270-A, 4T30370-A, 4T32050-A, 4T32060-A, 4T32770-A, 4T33260-A, 4T34150-A, and 4T34960-A.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution including USA and countries of Netherlands, Slovak Republick, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Singapore, Russian Federatin, Greece, Japan, Saudi Arabia, India, Slovenia, Israel, South Africa, South Korea, Poland, Thailand, Jordan, Belgium, Finland, Portugal, Cyprus, Italy, UAE, Kuwait, China, Bahrain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Australia, Germany, Austria, UK, New Zealand, Mexico and Canada.
  • Product Description
    ArthroWand Saber 30 with Integrated Cable wand, Catalog number AC4330-01, Manufactured by ArthroCare Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    ArthroCare Corporation, 680 Vaqueros Ave, Sunnyvale CA 94085-3523
  • Source