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Class 2 Device Recall Merge Cardio software

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Date Initiated by Firm September 22, 2015
Create Date March 21, 2017
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 08, 2019
Recall Number Z-1517-2017
Recall Event ID 76719
510(K)Number K051649  
Product Classification System, image processing, radiological - Product Code LLZ
Product Merge Cardio software.

Product Usage:
Merge Cardio is a system intended to be used to acquire, store, print, transfer, and archive clinical information including images, Hemodynamic studies and reports, measurements (via import from DICOM Structured Reporting, text files or optical character recognition of measurements captured on images) and cardiology signal (waveform) data.
Code Information Versions 9.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.0.3, 9.0.4, 9.0.5, 9.0.6, 9.0.7, and 9.0.8
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
Users can merge a device import file with an image study that already has a confirmed report, which may result in including information not present at the time of physician interpretation.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action On 9/22/2015, the recalling firm issued letters dated 9/8/2015 and flagged "PRODUCT INFORMATION" via email to their customers. The recalling firm also issued letters dated 3/28/2016 via email the week of 4/4/2016. If no email address was available, the letters were issued via certified mail. A letter dated 7/11/2016 was issued to nonresponders.
Quantity in Commerce 89 sites potentially have the affected software
Distribution US Nationwide 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 = CAMTRONICS MEDICAL SYSTEMS