Recall of THOR

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 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
    spinal implant component - Product Code KWQ
  • Reason
    Surgeons may apply an accidental axial torque to and/or over-angulate the all-in one guide while implanting the screw. this may cause the screw not to seat properly in the locking ring and may cause the thor screwdrivers to twist or break at the tip.
  • Action
    Recall notification letters were sent to all Stryker branches, Hospital Risk Management and Surgeons on October 19, 2009 by Federal Express. Questions are to be directed to Tiffani Rogers, Regulatory Compliance Manager at 201-760-8206.


  • Model / Serial
    Catalog number 48036049, all lots
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
  • Product Description
    Stryker Thor Anterior Plating System; || Non Sterile || Thor Standard Long Screw 6.0 x 49MM, spinal implant component
  • Manufacturer


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