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Class 2 Device Recall ArenaL Trials (Handles and Heads)

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  Class 2 Device Recall ArenaL Trials (Handles and Heads) see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 24, 2013
Date Posted January 16, 2014
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 04, 2016
Recall Number Z-0776-2014
Recall Event ID 66298
Product Classification Elevator - Product Code HTE
Product Arena-L Trial Handle; Part: 11-81002

The trial heads are smooth plates that mimic the footprint of the implant, manufactured from 17-4 Stainless Steel into 35X26mm (11-81004-XX) and 38X28mm (11-81012-XX) varieties, each with multiple height configurations. The Trial Heads are intended to attach tot he Trial Handle (11-81002) and to be inserted into the intervertebral disc space. The Trial Handle consists of a knurled handle and cylindrical shaft with an M4 threads interface at the distal end; 17-4 Stainless steel is used as the material for the handles. The Trial Heads distract the disc space to the surgeon's desired height to gauge which size implant should be utilized to complete the Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Procedure.
Code Information CT128047, CT128048
Recalling Firm/
SpineFrontier, Inc.
500 Cummings Ctr Ste 3500
Beverly MA 01915-6516
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Handles and heads may not be compatible.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action The firm, SpineFrontier, sent an "URGENT Arena-L Trials Voluntary Recall Notification" letter dated September 24, 2013 sent to its consignee/customer. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The consignee/customer were instructed to confirm receipt of the notice and contact Customer Service to initiate the immediate return of the listed parts. In addition, consignee/customer were instructed to complete a recall ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM and return it to SpineFrontier via fax to: Attention: Customer Service at 978-232-3991 or email to: customerservice@spinefrontier.com. Please feel free to contact us at 978-232-3990 Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 5:30PM EST with any questions.
Quantity in Commerce 23 devices in total
Distribution US Distribution: VA only.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.