Recall of Device Recall Screw inserter (screwdriver orthopedic manual surgical instrument)

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
    Inserters have a set screw that fixes a collar to the inserter. the screw set can loosen and fall out of the inserter which allows the collar to slide off the proximal end of the inserter. when the collar is not in place the locking sleeve can also slide off the inserter.
  • Action
    Spine Frontier sent an email dated December 10, 2012, to the affected customers that a Pedfuse Inserter with part number PM3979 needed to be returned. Further questions please call (978) 232-3990.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Number: PM3979
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Distribution only in Texas.
  • Product Description
    Rev E PedFuse Return Screw Inserter, Part Number: 11-80030 || Screw inserters are instruments which capture, hold and drive pedicle screw assemblies. There is a capturing feature that engages and holds the screw in place. There is also a feature used to lock the screw to the inserter before insertion of the screw. They can also be used to remove screws or back screws out. Screw inserters are used during the implantation of spinal pedicle screws intended to provide immobilization and stabilization of spinal segments in skeletally mature patients. Used in conjunction with Pedicle Screw Spinal system marketed as KRD1 PedFuse Pedicle Screw System .
  • Manufacturer


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