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Class 2 Device Recall Merge PACS

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Date Initiated by Firm March 28, 2016
Create Date December 08, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on May 07, 2021
Recall Number Z-0726-2017
Recall Event ID 75713
510(K)Number K082144  
Product Classification System, image processing, radiological - Product Code LLZ
Product Merge PACS software.
Merge PACS (Picture Archiving Communication System) is designed and marketed for soft copy reading, communication and storage of studies produced by digital modalities, including digital mammography.
Code Information Versions V6 GA, 6.0 MR1, V6 MR1 CU1,V6 MR1 CU1 SF1, V6 MR1 CU4, V6 MR1 CU5, V6 MR1 CU6, V6 MR1 CU7,V6 MR1 CU8, 6.0 MR2, 6.0 MR3, 6.0 MR3 CU, 6.0 MR4, 6.0 MR4 CU1, 6.0 MR4 CU2, 6.0 MR4 CU3, 6.0 MR4 CU4, 6.0 MR4 CU5, 6.0 MR4 CU6, 6.0 MR4, CU7, 6.0 MR4 CU8, 6.0 MR4 CU9, 6.0 MR4 CU10, 6.0 MR4 CU11, 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5, 6.3, 6.4, 6.4.1, 6.4.2, 6.4.3, 6.4.4, 6.4.5, 6.4.6, 6.4.7, 6.5, 6.5.5, 6.5.6, 6.5.7, 6.5.8, 6.5.9, 6.6, 6.6.1,, 6.6.2,,, 7.0, 7.0.1, and 7.0.2
Recalling Firm/
Merge Healthcare, Inc.
900 Walnut Ridge Dr
Hartland WI 53029-8347
For Additional Information Contact Merge Service and Support
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Cut lines on the image may present horizontally rather than vertically.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Component design/selection
Action MERGE sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall dated March 28, 2016, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Merge Healthcare is working on correcting the issues and will inform customers once a fix is made available. Customers were asked to reply using the enclosed form and the return addressed envelope. If customers have further distributed the affected product they need to identify their customers and notify them at once of the product recall. Customers with questions were instructed to send an email to recall@merge.com.
Quantity in Commerce 537 sites potentially have the affected versions
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US (nationwide) Canada and foreign distribution
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.