Recall of Device Recall Synthes Small Battery Drive (SBD) Oscillating Saw Attachment Part Number: 532.021

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
    Instrument, surgical, orthopedic, ac-powered motor and accessory/attachment - Product Code HWE
  • Reason
    The potential exists for the oscillating saw attachment to disengage from the small battery drive handpiece. if the attachment disengages from the handpiece intra-operatively, there is a potential for injury to the patient and/or user.
  • Action
    DePuySynthes sent a "URGENT NOTICE: MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL- CORRECTION" letter dated March 24, 2015 to all affected customers. The letter describes the product, problem, and the actions to be taken by the customers. The firm requests that customers review the inventory and perform the in-process inspection outlined in the letter attachment, a review and repair will be implemented if necessary during the next visit schedule maintenance interval at the customer site. Customers having questions regarding this notice should contact the firm Complaint Handling Unit Manager at 561-494-3673 or to contact their Depuy Synthes Sales Consultant. For questions regarding this recall call 561-627-1080.


  • Model / Serial
    ALL Lots
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US (nationwide including DC, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico) and Internationally to Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Spain, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Croatia, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, India, Iraq, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Morocco, Macedonia, Mexico, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Nepal, New Zealand, Oman, Ontario, Peru, Philippines, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Singapore, Slovenia, Slovakia, South Africa, El Salvador, Thailand, Turkey, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam and United Arab Emirates.
  • Product Description
    Synthes Small Battery Drive (SBD) Oscillating Saw Attachment Part Number: 532.021 for orthopedic surgery.
  • Manufacturer


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