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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 1-149
ISO  7376 Third edition 2020-08
Anaesthetic and respiratory equipment - Laryngoscopes for tracheal intubation
This document, which is device-specific, specifies requirements for laryngoscopes with non-flexible blades, with internal battery-operated power sources, used for illuminating the larynx during intubation. It also specifies critical dimensions for those handles and laryngoscope blades with interchangeable hook-on fittings.

It is not applicable to the following:
- flexible laryngoscopes;
- laryngoscopes designed for surgery;
- laryngoscopes powered from mains electricity supply;
- laryngoscopes connected by light-transmitting cables to external light sources;
- video laryngoscopes designed to work with an external, integral or attached video system.
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
§868.5540 Laryngoscope, Rigid Class 1 CCW
§868.5540 Laryngoscope Kit Class 1 OGH
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
 Annie Abraham
Standards Development Organization
ISO International Organization for Standardization https://www.iso.org/
FDA Specialty Task Group (STG)
*These are provided as examples and others may be applicable.