Recall of Device Recall Formula 180 Shaver Hand Control

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

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
    Blade, saw, general; plastic surgery, surgical - Product Code GFA
  • Reason
    Stryker endoscopy determined that there may not have been adequate determination of required routine checks to ensure accuracy and fitness for use of specific serial numbers of formula and 180 shaver hand control.
  • Action
    The firm, Stryker Endoscopy, sent an "Urgent: Device Removal" letter dated May 21, 2012 to all affected customers via Federal Express. Stryker Sales Reps were notified by e-mail on the same day. Stryker international sites were notified by e-mail on May 24, 2012. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to inspect their inventory for part and serial number; quarantine any of the affected product, call Stryker Endoscopy's Customer Service at 1-800-624-4422 for replacements and return affected product. If you have any questions regarding this letter please contact us at or call 1-800-624-4422.


  • Model / Serial
    Formula Shaver Hand Control, PN 375-704-500 and Formula 180 (PN 375-708-500). Serial numbers: 12B037204, 12B037214, 12B037224, 12B037234, 12B040594, 12B040604, 12B040614, 12B040624, 12B040634, 12B040644, 12B040654, 12B040664, 12B040684, 12B041374, 12B046934, 12B046964, 12B046974, 12B046994, 12B047004, 12B047014, 12B047024, 12B047034, 12B047054, 12B047064, 12B047074, 12B047084, 12B047094, 12B049204, 12B049234, 12B049244, 12B055744, 12B055754, 12B055764, 12B055774.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) including states of: CA, FL, IA , MI, NV, NC, OK, TX, and WI; and countries of: China and Great Britain.
  • Product Description
    Formula Shaver Handpiece (with buttons); || Formula 180 Shaver Handpiece (with button) || Rx only, Made USA.: || Stryker Endoscopy || 5900 Optical Court || San Jose, CA 95138 || Components within the Crossfire System that provided abrasion, resection, debridement and removal of bone and soft tissue through the Formula Shaver and blade, and the ablation and coagulation of soft tissue, as well as hemostasis of blood vessels through its SERFAS Energy electrosurgical probe.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Stryker Endoscopy, 5900 Optical Ct, San Jose CA 95138-1400
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source