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Recognized Consensus Standards: Medical Devices

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Part B: Supplementary Information Sheet (SIS)
FR Recognition List Number 028 Date of Entry 03/16/2012 
FR Recognition Number 6-269
ASTM  F1078-10 (Reapproved 2018)
Standard Terminology for Surgical Scissors-Inserted and Non-Inserted Blades
1.1 This terminology defines basic terms and considerations for the components of scissors with either inserted or non-inserted blades (see Fig. 1). Instruments in this terminology are limited to those fabricated having scissor blades made from stainless steel and used for surgical procedures.
Extent of Recognition
Complete standard
Rationale for Recognition
This standard is relevant to medical devices and is recognized on its scientific and technical merit and/or because it supports existing regulatory policies.
Public Law, CFR Citation(s) and Procode(s)*
Regulation Number Device Name Device Class Product Code
§872.4565 Scissors, Surgical Tissue, Dental Class 1 EGN
§878.4800 Scissors, General, Surgical Class 1 LRW
§880.6820 Scissors, Medical, Disposable Class 1 JOK
§888.4540 Scissors, Orthopedic, Surgical Class 1 HRR
Relevant FDA Guidance and/or Supportive Publications*
Appropriate Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards in Premarket Submissions for Medical Devices - Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff, issued September 2018.
FDA Technical Contact
 Long Chen
Standards Development Organization
ASTM ASTM International http://www.astm.org/
FDA Specialty Task Group (STG)
General Plastic Surgery/General Hospital
*These are provided as examples and others may be applicable.