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Part B: Supplementary Information Sheet (SIS)
FR Recognition List Number 043 Date of Recognition 06/27/2016 
FR Recognition Number 6-175
ASTM D5151-06 (Reapproved 2015)
Standard Test Method for Detection of Holes in Medical Gloves
1.1 This test method covers the detection of holes in medical gloves.

1.2 This test method is limited to the detection of holes that allow water leakage under the conditions of the test.

1.3 The smallest hole that will allow water leakage in a medical glove has not been determined and is beyond the scope of this test method.

1.4 The safe and proper use of medical gloves is beyond the scope of this test method.

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
§880.6250 Polymer Patient Examination Glove Class 1 LZA
§880.6250 Vinyl Patient Examination Glove Class 1 LYZ
§878.4460 Surgeon'S Gloves Class 1 KGO
Relevant FDA Guidance and/or Supportive Publications
Recommendations for Labeling Medical Products to Inform Users that the Product or Product Container is not Made with Natural Rubber Latex - Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff, Issued December 2, 2014.
FDA Technical Contact
 John Stansberry
Standards Development Organization
ASTM ASTM International http://www.astm.org/
FDA Specialty Task Group (STG)
General Plastic Surgery/General Hospital