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 Date Posted
  • Event Status
    Open, Classified
  • Event Country
  • 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
    This voluntary recall was initiated because a veterinary unit was physically shipped in error to a non-veterinary customer account.
  • Action
    On November 15, 2017 the firm sent letter to their only consignee. Our records show that your facility has received the product subject to this removal. 1. Immediately review your inventory to identify and quarantine the affected product listed above in a manner that ensures the affected product will not be used. 2. Review, complete, sign and return the attached reply form on page 3 of this letter to your local DePuy Synthes sales organization in accordance with the directions on the form within 5 business days of receipt of this notification. 3. Return the affected product as soon as possible, but within 30 business days. 4. Forward this notice to anyone in your facility who needs to be informed. 5. If the affected product has been forwarded to another facility, contact that facility to arrange its return. 6. Maintain awareness of this notice until the product has been returned. 7. Keep a copy of this notice. We apologize for any inconvenience that this product recall (removal) may create and appreciate your cooperation with our request. Should you have any inquiries please do not hesitate to contact your DePuy Synthes sales consultant. Thank you for your attention and cooperation. For further questions, please call (610) 314-2106.


  • Model / Serial
    Catalog ID: 532.021 VET  Serial #: 190673
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Internationally to Canada
  • Product Description
    OSCILLATING SAW ATTACHMENT || Surgical instrument motors and accessories/attachments are intended for use during surgical procedures to cut hard tissue or bone and soft tissue.
  • Manufacturer


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