Recall of Device Recall 1.5MM Fluted Ball, 5.6CM

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

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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
    The anspach effort, inc. is recalling all lots of the anspach micro curved attachment (mca) cutting burrs and dissection tools. the recall was initiated after the indications for use were found to be broader than the validation of the mca cutting burrs and its directions for use did not clearly state the correct intended use of the device. after a labeling correction, anspach effort, inc. decide.
  • Action
    Firm is performing a Medical Device Recall by sending customers a recall letter and requesting the return of Anspach Micro Curved Attachments and Dissection Tools currently on hand.


  • Model / Serial
    All lots are included in recall
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution: US (nationwide) and Internationally to: AU, BE, CA, CH, ES, FR, GB, IT, JP, NL, SE, and ZA.
  • Product Description
    MCA5-15SB - 1.5MM Fluted Ball, 5.6CM. All lots are included in recall. || Intended for use in cutting and shaping delicate bone material, primarily in otologic procedures such as cochleostomy.
  • Manufacturer


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