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Recognized Consensus Standards: Medical Devices

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Part B: Supplementary Information Sheet (SIS)
FR Recognition List Number 055 Date of Entry 12/21/2020 
FR Recognition Number 8-550
ASTM  F2181-20
Standard Specification for Wrought Seamless Stainless Steel Tubing for Surgical Implants
1.1 This specification covers the requirements for five compositions of wrought seamless stainless steel tubing for the manufacture of surgical implants. Material shall conform to the applicable requirements of Specification F138, F1314, F1586, F2229, or F2581. This specification addresses those product variables that differentiate wrought seamless tubing from the bar and wire product forms covered in these specifications.

1.2 This specification applies to cold finished, straight length tubing from 3 to 34 mm [0.125 to 1.315 in.] nominal outside diameter (OD) and 0.5 mm [0.020 in.] and greater nominal wall thickness.

1.3 The specifications in 2.1 are referred to as the ASTM material standard(s) in this specification.
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)*
Implantable Medical Devices
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 Contacts
 David M. Saylor
 Matthew Di Prima
Standards Development Organization
ASTM ASTM International http://www.astm.org/
FDA Specialty Task Group (STG)
*These are provided as examples and others may be applicable.