Recall of Device Recall Spine Frontier Inspan Compressor

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
    Appliance, fixation, spinal interlaminal - Product Code KWP
  • Reason
    Inspan compressors may break at weld causing a loss of compression.
  • Action
    Spine Frontier issued e-mail notices to customers on May 14, 2012 advising of the potential for breakage. Units were replaced with weld free design.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Numbers: SFP02323, SFP02323R, and SFP02323RR
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including PR and the states of FL, MA, MO, OK, and TX, and the country of Mexico.
  • Product Description
    Spine Frontier Inspan compressors || Part Number: 11-60004. || Inspan compressors provide pressure to drive spikes of Inspan implants into the spinous process bone, resulting in fixation of the implant.
  • Manufacturer


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