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Date Initiated by Firm January 16, 2013
Date Posting Updated February 20, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 16, 2015
Recall Number Z-0866-2013
Recall Event ID 64202
510(K)Number K121832  
Product Classification Catheter, biliary, diagnostic - Product Code FGE
Product Merit Medical Systems Inc., Resolve Biliary Locking Drainage Catheter, Models RBC and RBDC, used for drainage of bile within the biliary system.
Code Information Lot numbers H399931S1; H411376; H399938S1; H411373; H399940S1; H411374; H399942S1; H411375; H399948S1; H411380; H399950S1; H411377; H39952S1; H411378; H39953S1; H411379.
Recalling Firm/
Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
1600 West Merit Parkway
South Jordan UT 84095
For Additional Information Contact Mr. Paul Kennedy
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
A consumer complaint that a catheter was observed to be in several pieces under patient fluoroscopic visualization.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action Merit initiated the recall on January 16, 2013. A voicemail script notification to users and Q&A document was provided to those sales representative that had received and or distributed product. On January 16, 2013, Merit sales representatives began contacting each physician and/or user facility that had been provided product. Written communication distribution began on 22 January 2013. Affected sales representatives, physicians, and hospitals were provided written identification information, instruction to not distribute or continue placing these devices, and on how to return any unused product if applicable. All product on hand at Merit was inventoried and remains under quarantined status. Further questions please call (801) 208-4301,
Quantity in Commerce 387 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA including the states of NJ, FL, GA, MO, AZ, UT and the country of Denmark
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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = FGE and Original Applicant = MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.