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Part B: Supplementary Information Sheet (SIS)
FR Recognition List Number 031 Date of Recognition 08/06/2013 
FR Recognition Number 6-296
Standard
ANSI AAMI PB70:2012
Liquid barrier performance and classification of protective apparel and drapes intended for use in health care facilities
Scope/Abstract
This standard establishes a system of classification for protective apparel and drapes used in healthcare facilities based on their liquid barrier performance and specifies related labeling requirements and standardized test methods for determining compliance. The standard is intended to ultimately assist end-users in determining the type(s) of protective product most appropriate for a particular task or situation.
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
§878.4370 Cover, Barrier, Protective Class 2 MMP
§878.4370 Drape, Microscope, Ophthalmic Class 2 HMW
§878.4370 Drape, Patient, Ophthalmic Class 2 HMT
§878.4370 Drape, Pure Latex Sheet, With Self-Retaining Finger Cot Class 2 EYX
§878.4370 Drape, Surgical Class 2 KKX
§878.4370 Drape, Surgical, Ent Class 2 ERY
§878.4370 Drape, Urological, Disposable Class 2 EYY
§878.4370 General Surgery Tray Class 2 LRO
§878.4370 Pad, Kelly Class 2 FNW
§878.4370 Ring (Wound Protector), Drape Retention, Internal Class 2 KGW
§878.4040 Gown, Surgical Class 2 FYA
Relevant FDA Guidance and/or Supportive Publications
Guidance on Premarket Notification [510(k)] Submissions for Surgical Gowns and Surgical Drapes. Issued August 1993
FDA Technical Contact
 Elizabeth Claverie
  FDA/OMPT/CDRH/ODE/DAGID/INCB/
  301-796-6298
  elizabeth.claverie@fda.hhs.gov
Standards Development Organizations
AAMI Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation http://www.aami.org
ANSI American National Standards Institute https://www.ansi.org/
FDA Specialty Task Group (STG)
General Plastic Surgery/General Hospital
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