Recall of Screw Caddy, 8MM adn 9MMPedFuse

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
    Tray, surgical, instrument - Product Code FSM
  • Reason
    Two sections that are designated for the 8mm and 9mm screws were switched; the holes that hold the 8mm screws are designed for 9mm screws, and the holes that hold the 9mm screws are designated for 8mm screws.
  • Action
    The firm, SpineFrontier, sent an Advisory Notice entitled "URGENT May 1, 2013, PedFuse Screw Caddy Removal" dated May 1, 2013 to their consignees/customers. The notice described the product, problem and action to be taken. Consignees/customers were informed that a removal has been initiated to remove the parts from the field to ensure that all sets contain correctly marked screw caddies. Consignees/customers wre instructed to complete and return the URGENT PedFuse Screw Caddy Removal ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM via fax to: SpineFrontier, Inc., 978-232-3991 or email: Replacement caddies will be shipped upon receipt of completed acknowledgement form and RMA request for part return. Please feel free to contact SpineFrontier at 978-232-3990 with any questions.


  • Model / Serial
    31176, 018652, 018645R, 42011
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US distribution in states of: CO, DC, MA and TX.
  • Product Description
    Caddy - PedFuse, Screw Caddy, 8MM and 9MM, Part Number: 11-80009 Rev. B || The caddy holds, in an organized fashion within the case, 8mm and 9mm pedicle screws used during implantation of pedicle screw system devices intended to provide immobilization and stabilization of spinal segments of skeletally mature patients
  • Manufacturer


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