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Recognized Consensus Standards: Medical Devices

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Part B: Supplementary Information Sheet (SIS)
FR Recognition List Number 059 Date of Entry 12/19/2022 
FR Recognition Number 5-135
ISO  20417 First edition 2021-04 Corrected version 2021-12
Medical devices - Information to be supplied by the manufacturer
NOTE 1 There is guidance or rationale for this Clause contained in Clause A.2.
This document specifies the requirements for information supplied by the manufacturer for a medical device or by the manufacturer for an accessory, as defined in 3.1. This document includes the generally applicable requirements for identification and labels on a medical device or accessory, the packaging, marking of a medical device or accessory, and accompanying information. This document does not specify the means by which the information is to be supplied.

NOTE 2 Some authorities having jurisdiction impose different requirements for the identification, marking and documentation of a medical device or accessory.
Specific requirements of medical device product standards or group standards take precedence over requirements of this document.
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
21 CFR 660 Biologics, labeling, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements
21 CFR 801 Labeling, medical devices, reporting and recordkeeping requirements
21 CFR 809 Labeling, in vitro diagnostic products
Relevant FDA Guidance and/or Supportive Publications*
1. 81 FR 38911 FDA Final Rule: Use of Symbols in Labeling, Issued June 2016

2. IMDRF N52 Principles of Labeling for Medical Devices and IVD Medical Devices, Issued March 2019

3. IMDRF N47 Essential Principles of Safety and Performance of Medical Devices and IVD Medical Devices, Issued November 2018

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
 Scott A. Colburn
 Kenneth Cavanaugh
Standards Development Organization
ISO International Organization for Standardization https://www.iso.org/
FDA Specialty Task Group (STG)
General I (QS/RM)
*These are provided as examples and others may be applicable.