(a) Identification. The infant radiant warmer is a device consisting of an infrared heating element intended to be placed over an infant to maintain the infant's body temperature by means of radiant heat. The device may also contain a temperature monitoring sensor, a heat output control mechanism, and an alarm system (infant temperature, manual mode if present, and failure alarms) to alert operators of a temperature condition over or under the set temperature, manual mode time limits, and device component failure, respectively. The device may be placed over a pediatric hospital bed or it may be built into the bed as a complete unit.
(b) Classification. Class II (Special Controls):
(1) The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Voluntary Standard for the Infant Radiant Warmer;
(2) A prescription statement in accordance with 801.109 of this chapter (restricted to use by or upon the order of qualified practitioners as determined by the States); and
(3) Labeling for use only in health care facilities and only by persons with specific training and experience in the use of the device.
[62 FR 33350, June 19, 1997]