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[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 8]
[Revised as of April 1, 2013]
[CITE: 21CFR888.4150]
See Related Information on Calipers for clinical use. in CDRH databases



TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER H--MEDICAL DEVICES

PART 888 -- ORTHOPEDIC DEVICES

Subpart E--Surgical Devices

Sec. 888.4150 Calipers for clinical use.

(a)Identification. A caliper for clinical use is a compass-like device intended for use in measuring the thickness or diameter of a part of the body or the distance between two body surfaces, such as for measuring an excised skeletal specimen to determine the proper replacement size of a prosthesis.

(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 888.9.

[52 FR 33702, Sept. 4, 1987, as amended at 66 FR 38815, July 25, 2001]

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