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Part B: Supplementary Information Sheet (SIS)
FR Recognition List Number 031 Date of Entry 08/06/2013 
FR Recognition Number 8-342
Standard
ASTM F1537-11
Standard Specification for Wrought Cobalt-28-Chromium-6-Molybdenum Alloys for Surgical Implants (UNS R31537, UNS R31538, and UNS R31539)
Scope/Abstract
1.1 This specification covers the chemical, mechanical, and metallurgical requirements for three wrought cobalt-28chromium-6molybdenum alloys used for surgical implants. The properties specified apply specifically to wrought bar, rod, and wire.
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.
Transition Period
FDA recognition of ASTM F1537-11 [Rec# 8-342] will be superseded by recognition of ASTM F1537-20 [Rec# 8-541]. FDA will accept declarations of conformity, in support of premarket submissions, to [Rec# 8-342] until December 17, 2023. After this transition period, declarations of conformity to [Rec# 8-342] will not be accepted.


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
  FDA/OC/CDRH/OSEL/DBCMS/
  301-796-2626
  david.saylor@fda.hhs.gov
 Matthew Di Prima
  FDA/OC/CDRH/OSEL/DAM/
  301-796-2507
  matthew.diprima@fda.hhs.gov
Standards Development Organization
ASTM ASTM International http://www.astm.org/
FDA Specialty Task Group (STG)
Materials
*These are provided as examples and others may be applicable.
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