Recall of Device Recall Stryker Spine

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Stryker Spine.

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 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
    Reported jamming of the impaction handle when assembled to the inserter guide at the threads.
  • Action
    Stryker Spine sent Urgent Product Removal notification letters to branches/agencies on 12/18/2015 via FedEx. The letters provided a description of the affected product, the issue, potential hazards and risk mitigations, and actions to be taken. Customers were asked to examine their inventory and hospital locations to identify the product and reconcile with the affected catalog and lot numbers provided. The Customer Response Form and Product Quantity Tracking Spreadsheet for Health Care Facilities should be completed and returned within five days of receipt of the notice to the e-mail or fax number provided. Questions can be directed to Nabil Riaz - Regulatory Compliance Specialist, Regulatory Compliance & Quality Systems at


  • Model / Serial
    Lot #144933, 14D252, and 14D253.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution
  • Product Description
    Stryker Aero-AL Impaction handle Catalog Number 48921007. Stryker Spine Manufactured by : Stryker Spine SAS France || Used to facilitate insertion of the Aero-AL cage into the disc space.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Stryker Spine, 2 Pearl Ct, Allendale NJ 07401-1611
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source