Recall of Device Recall Universal Battery Charger II (UBC II)

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
    Battery, replacement, rechargeable - Product Code MOQ
  • Reason
    The device is reported to enter safe mode and is no longer able to charge batteries.
  • Action
    DePuy Synthes sent an "Urgent Notice- Medical Device Recall (Removal) letter dated January 15, 2016, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. The letter informing them of the recall (removal) and asking them to return the UBC II when it display the blue flashing lights that indicate service and to contact DePuy Synthes Customer Support at 800-327-6887 option 2 for return device and arrange to repair or replacement. Any other question please contact the Complaint Handling Unit Manager at 561-494-3673.


  • Model / Serial
    Part # 05.001.204 Serial #'s 10615 thru 12616
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    USA Distribution to the states of : AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI and Hawaii
  • Product Description
    Universal Battery Charger II (UBC II)
  • Manufacturer


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