Recall of Device Recall SLIFT

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
    Orthopedic manual surgical instrument - Product Code LXH
  • Reason
    The outer sleeve would not fit over the s-lift inserter assembly because the hole at the top of the sleeve handle was too small.
  • Action
    Spine Frontier sent an Urgent Advisory Notice letter dated On June 7, 2013 to all consignees via email. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. The letter informed consignees that a modification has been implemented to the Outer Sleeve component of the S-LIFT Inserter and that SpineFrontier has initiated removal of the affected product from the field.. An acknowledgement form is to be signed and returned from each recipient of the Advisory Notice. Upon receipt of the acknowledgement form and RMA request for part return, replacement parts will be shipped. For questions call 978-232-3990.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot/Serial Numbers: 47175
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    USA Nationwide Distribution including the states of: FL, TX, OK, MO, NJ, MA
  • Product Description
    S-LIFT Inserter Outer Sleeve || Product Usage: || The Inserter Sleeve is an optional instrument to add further compression of the Inserter into the Implant during implantation of S-LIF Intervertebral Body Fusion Devices using bone graft to facilitate fusion of the spine of skeletally mature patients. Model: SI50003 RevA
  • Manufacturer


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