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Class 2 Device Recall Merge PACS

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  Class 2 Device Recall Merge PACS see related information
Date Initiated by Firm January 30, 2016
Date Posted July 29, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on May 07, 2021
Recall Number Z-2303-2016
Recall Event ID 74651
510(K)Number K082144  
Product Classification System, image processing, radiological - Product Code LLZ
Product Merge PACS software. The firm name on the label is Merge Healthcare, Hartland, Wisconsin.

Merge PACS 6.0 is software intended to create and display two-dimensional and three-dimensional images of anatomy from a series of digitally acquired images.
Code Information Versions: V6.5.5, 6.5.6, 6.5.7, 6.5.8, 6.5.9, 6.6.0, 6.6.1,, 6.6.2
Recalling Firm/
Merge Healthcare, Inc.
900 Walnut Ridge Dr
Hartland WI 53029-8347
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
A migrated study that has annotations will display the annotations, but when a prior study is loaded that should have annotations, the second study will not display annotations.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action The recalling firm, Merge, issued an "URGENT: MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" letter dated 1/27/2016 via e-mail on 1/30/2016 or via certified mail if they did not have an e-mail address for the customers. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to not discontinue use of Merge PACS; to open prior comparison studies in the secondary viewer to check if there were annotations and read the report or visit note pertaining to that study to see if there are noted findings that were not otherwise apparent; to receive an upgrade call Merge Customer Service at (877) 741-5369 or send an email to support@merge.com to schedule the upgrade (Reference this call #2016-010); complete the online form: http://www.merge.com/Landing-Pages/Customer-Upgrade-Decline-Form.aspx no later than 2/22/2016; If you decide to decline the maintenance release, complete the attached Customer Decline Response form and return to Merge Healthcare via recall@merge.com, and ensure all users of the product are provided with this notification. If you have further distributed this product, identify your customers and notify them at once of this product recall. If you have any additional questions, call Merge Customer Service at (877) 741-5369 or support@merge.com.
Quantity in Commerce 208 sites have the affected versions
Distribution Worldwide Distribution: US (Nationwide) and countries of: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Jordan, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
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 = LLZ and Original Applicant = AMICAS, INC.