Recall of Device Recall InSpan Inserter

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by SpineFrontier, 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
    Screwdriver - Product Code HXX
  • Reason
    Potential for set screw to be come deformed.
  • Action
    Spine Frontier sent an Urgent Advisory Notice letter dated May 30, 2013 to all affected consignees. The letter identified the affected product. problem and actions to be taken. The letter informed consignees that a correction was implemented for InSpan Inserters. Consignees were instructed to remove parts from the field immediately for modification and that replacement Inserters will be shipped upon receipt of completed acknowledgement form and RMA request for part return. For questions call 978-232-3990.


  • Model / Serial
    Right Assembly: 43097, 44614, 43097R; Left Assembly: 43098, 44615, 43098R
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA Nationwide: in the states of: FL, CO, VA, KS, TX, OH, TN, OK, CA, IL, MO, MN, Wash DC, including PR and the countries of Dominican Republic, Medico, Panama
  • Product Description
    InSpan Inserter, Right Assembly; InSpan Inserter, Left Assembly || Product Usage: || Inserters are stainless steel instruments that have an inner shaft. The left and right inserters are used in combination with each other to place the implants into the body. Inserters are used to install the InSpan Spinous Plate System for the purpose of achieving supplemental fixation.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    SpineFrontier, Inc., 500 Cummings Ctr Ste 3500, Beverly MA 01915-6516
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source