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Symbol Glossary

Medical Device Symbol

The Symbol on this page are used in medical device labeling in accordance with ISO 15223, ISO 7000 and other applicable standards. They are used to convey information on the safe and effective use of medical devices. These symbols may be used on the medical device itself, on its packaging or in associated documentation.

Symbol Title/Description
Manufacturer
Indicates the medical device manufacturer, as defined in EU Directives 90/385/EEC, 93/42/EEC and 98/97/EC.
Authorized Representative in the European Community
This symbol shall be accompanied by the name of address of the authorized representative in European Community, adjacent to the symbol.
Date of manufacture
Indicates the date when the medical device was manufactured.
Made in country
Indicates the country where the medical device was manufactured. The ‘CC’ in the symbol is the country code per EN 1041+A1.
Use-by-date
Indicates the date after which the medical device is not to be used.
Batch code
Indicates the manufacturer's batch code so that the the batch or lot can be identified.
Catalogue number
Indicates the manufacturer's catalogue number so that the medical can be identified.
Serial number
Indicates the manufacturer's serial number so that the specific medical device can be identified.
CE mark
Indicates a medical device conforms with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA). The CE marking is also found on products sold outside the EEA that are manufactured in, or designed to be sold in, the EEA.
Do not use if package is damaged
Indicates a medical device that should not be used if the package has been damaged or opened.
Fragile, handle with care
Indicates a medical device that can be broken or damaged if not handled carefully.
This way up
Indicates correct upright position of the transport package.
Keep away from sunlight
Indicates a medical device that needs protection from light sources.
Protect from heat and radioactive sources
Protect from heat and radioactive sources
Indicates a medical device that needs protection from heat and radioactive sources.
Keep dry
Indicates a medical device that needs to be protected from moisture.
Lower limit of temperature
Indicates the lower limit of temperature to which the medical device can be safely exposed.
Upper limit of temperature
Indicates the upper limit of temperature to which the medical device can be safely exposed.
Temperature limit
Indicates the temperature limits to which the medical device can be safely exposed.
humidity limitation
Humidity limitation
Indicates the range of humidity to which the medical device can be exposed.
atmospheric pressure limitation
Atmospheric pressure limitation
Indicates the range of atmospheric pressure to which the medical device can be exposed.
recyclable
Recyclable
Indicates that an item can be replaced.
Do not re-use
Indicates a medical device that is intended for one use, or for use on a single patient during a single procedure.
Consult instructions for use
Indicates the need for the user to consult the instructions for use.
Caution
Indicates the need for the user to consult the instructions for use for important cautionary information such as warnings and precautions that cannot, for a variety of reasons, be presented on the medical device itself.
contains latex
Contains or presence of natural rubber latex
Indicates the presence of natural rubber or dry natural rubber latex as a material of construction within the medical or the packaging of a medical device.
one-way valve
One-way valve
Indicates a medical device with a valve that allows flow in only one direction.
Medical device
Indicates that the device is a medical device.
Hot surfaces
Indicates hot surfaces present. Do not touch without protection.
use personal protective equipment
Use personal protective equipment
Indicates usage of personal protective equipment when and where needed.
Corrosive chemical present
Indicates presence of corrosive chemical.
oxidizing chemical present
Oxidizing chemical present
Indicates presence of oxidizing chemical.
toxic chemical present
Toxic chemical present
Indicates presence of toxic chemical.
high voltage hazard
High voltage hazard
Indicates hazard due to high voltage.
On/Off
Indicates on and/or off.
Alternating current
Indicates alternating current.
WEEE symbol
Indicates that the device or component cannot be recycled.
RCM
RCM
Indicates compliance with applicable ACMA regulatory arrangements.
TUV
Indicates TUV private organizations compliance of technical products to OSHA requirements. US indicates compliance to US requirements and C indicates compliance to Canadian requirements.
USB port
Universal serial bus connector port
Indicates universal serial bus connector port.
excepted quantity
Excepted quantity
Indicates excepted quantity in a shipper box.
limited quantity
Limited quantity
Indicates limited quantity in a shipper box.
emits laser radiation
Emits laser radiation
Indicates emits laser radiation. Avoid direct exposure.
warning
Warning
Indicates warnings.
Caution
Caution
Indicates caution.
electric shock hazard
Electric shock hazard
Indicates electric shock hazard.
ultraviolet light hazard
Ultraviolet light hazard
Indicates ultraviolet light hazard. Avoid direct exposure.
direct current
Direct current
Indicates direct current.
indoor use only
For indoor use only
Indicates indoor use only.
Flammable
Indicates that the content(s) are flammable.
magnetic field
Magnetic field
Indicates that a magnetic field exists and may interfere with the function of an implanted pacemaker.
pinch point
Pinch point
Indicates that the area inside may have the potential to pinch your hands or fingers.