Recall of Device Recall 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 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 firm discovered on march 4, 2016 that several product codes were inadvertently left off of hold 1503.
  • Action
    On April 26, 2016 DePuy Synthes sent a letter informing their customers of the recall. ACTION REQUIRED Our records show that your facility has received one or more of product(s) subject to the recall (correction). The Anspach Effort, Inc. asks that you: 1) There is no requirement for retaining your inventory of Gl Dissection Tools. 2) To ensure Gl Cutting Tool & Attachment compatibility, please reference Table 1 to review which Attachments are compatible. The Cutting TooVAttachment combination noted with a check mark in Table I will function as intended. The Cutting Tool/Attachment combinations noted with an "X" in Table 1 will not secure effectively and should not be used. 3) Review, complete, sign and return the attached reply form confirming your receipt of this letter by fax or email details provided on the form. Returning the form promptly will prevent you from receiving repeat notices. 1. Share this letter with others in your facility that needs to be made aware of this recall (correction). 2. If you distribute any of the product(s) subject to the recall (correction) to other services or facilities, please forward this letter as appropriate immediately. 3. Keep a copy of this notice with the product(s) subject to the recall (correction). If you have any questions regarding this correction, please contact the Complaint Handling Unit Manager at 561-494-3673 or contact your Anspach Sales Representative.


  • Model / Serial
    Material M-3SB-2-G1 Batch J316017640
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    AZ, DC, CA, MD, MI, and OR Switzerland
  • Product Description
    G1 Dissection Tool - 3mm FLUTED BALL; For cutting and 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