(a) Identification. An otoscope is a device intended to allow inspection of the external ear canal and tympanic membrane under magnification. The device provides illumination of the ear canal for observation by using an AC- or battery-powered light source and an optical magnifying system.
(b) Classification. Class I (general controls). The device is exempt from the premarket notification procedures in subpart E of part 807 of this chapter subject to the limitations in 874.9 only when used in the external ear canal.
[55 FR 48440, Nov. 20, 1990, as amended at 61 FR 1122, Jan. 16, 1996; 66 FR 38801, July 25, 2001]