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Part B: Supplementary Information Sheet (SIS)
FR Recognition List Number 036 Date of Entry 07/09/2014 
FR Recognition Number 14-433
Standard
ASTM F2227-13 (Reapproved 2021)
Standard Test Method for Non-Destructive Detection of Leaks in Non-sealed and Empty Packaging Trays by CO2 Tracer Gas Method
Scope/Abstract
1.1 This non-destructive test method detects pinhole leaks in trays, as small as 50 μm (0.002 in.) in diameter, or equivalently d cracks, subject to trace gas concentration in the tray, tray design and manufacturing tolerances.
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)*
This standard is relevant for all medical devices where sterilization and packaging are components of the development and manufacture of the product.
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
 Patrick Weixel
  FDA/OC/CDRH/OPEQ/OIDRH/DRH/
  301-796-5537
  Patrick.Weixel@fda.hhs.gov
Standards Development Organization
ASTM ASTM International http://www.astm.org/
FDA Specialty Task Group (STG)
Sterility
*These are provided as examples and others may be applicable.
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