Recall of SLIFT Slap Hammer

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
    Hammer, surgical - Product Code FZY
  • Reason
    Malfunction of slap hammer.
  • Action
    The firm, SpineFrontier, sent an advisory notice entitled "URGENT April 25, 2013 S-LIFT Slap Hammer Removal" dated April 25, 2013 via email to its customers. The notice described the product, problem and action to be taken. The notice requested the removal of all distributed SLIFT Slap Hammer with listed lot number. The customers were instructed to complete and return the URGENT S-LIFT Slap Hammer Removal ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM via fax to: SpineFrontier, Inc., 978-232-3991 or email to Please feel free to contact SpineFrontier at 978-232-3990 with any questions.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot: 56H26
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US distributions to states of: KS and TX.
  • Product Description
    S-LIFT Slap Hammer, Part Number: 11-50204, Revision A || The slap hammers are used primarily to remove trial instruments that are used to estimate sizes of intervertebral body fusion devices intended to promote fusion. These devices were used in conjunction with lumbar intervertebral body fusion device intended for intervertebral body fusion of the spine of skeletally mature patients.
  • Manufacturer


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