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Food and Drug Administration, HHS.




The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a publication containing modifications the Agency is making to the list of standards FDA recognizes for use in premarket reviews (FDA recognized consensus standards). This publication, entitled “Modifications to the List of Recognized Standards, Recognition List Number: 027” (Recognition List Number: 027), will assist manufacturers who elect to declare conformity with consensus standards to meet certain requirements for medical devices.


Submit either electronic or written comments concerning this document at any time. See section VII of this document for the effective date of the recognition of standards announced in this document.


Submit written requests for single copies of “Modifications to the List of Recognized Standards, Recognition List Number: 027” to the Division of Small Manufacturers, International, and Consumer Assistance, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 66, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002. Send two self-addressed adhesive labels to assist that office in processing your requests, or fax your request to 301-847-8149. Submit written comments concerning this document, or recommendations for additional standards for recognition, to the contact person (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Submit electronic comments by e-mail: This document may also be accessed on FDA's Internet site at​MedicalDevices/​DeviceRegulationandGuidance/​Standards/​ucm123792.htm. See section VI of this document for electronic access to the searchable database for the current list of FDA recognized consensus standards, including Recognition List Number: 027 modifications and other standards related information.

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Carol L. Herman, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 66, rm. 3632, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-796-6574.

I. Background

Section 204 of the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997 (FDAMA) (Pub. L. 105-115) amended section 514 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) (21 U.S.C. 360d). Amended section 514 allows FDA to recognize consensus standards developed by international and national organizations for use in satisfying portions of device premarket review submissions or other requirements.

In a notice published in the Federal Register of February 25, 1998 (63 FR 9561), FDA announced the availability of a guidance entitled “Recognition and Use of Consensus Standards.” The notice described how FDA would implement its standard recognition program and provided the initial list of recognized standards.

Modifications to the initial list of recognized standards, as published in the Federal Register, are identified in table 1 as follows.

Table 1—Previous Publications of Standard Recognition Lists

February 25, 1998 (63 FR 9561)March 31, 2006 (71 FR 16313).
October 16, 1998 (63 FR 55617)June 23, 2006 (71 FR 36121).
July 12, 1999 (64 FR 37546)November 3, 2006 (71 FR 64718).
November 15, 2000 (65 FR 69022)May 21, 2007 (72 FR 28500).
May 7, 2001 (66 FR 23032)September 12, 2007 (72 FR 52142).
January 14, 2002 (67 FR 1774)December 19, 2007 (72 FR 71924).
October 2, 2002 (67 FR 61893)September 9, 2008 (73 FR 52358)
April 28, 2003 (68 FR 22391)March 18, 2009 (74 FR 11586).
March 8, 2004 (69 FR 10712)September 8, 2009 (74 FR 46203).
June 18, 2004 (69 FR 34176)May 5, 2010 (75 FR 24711).
October 4, 2004 (69 FR 59240)June 10, 2010 (75 FR 32943).
May 27, 2005 (70 FR 30756)October 4, 2010 (75 FR 61148).
November 8, 2005 (70 FR 67713)March 14, 2011 (76 FR 13631).

These notices describe the addition, withdrawal, and revision of certain standards recognized by FDA. The Agency maintains “hypertext markup language (HTML)” and “portable document format (PDF)” versions of the list of “FDA Recognized Consensus Standards.” Both versions are publicly accessible at the Agency's Internet site. See section VI of this document for electronic access information. Interested persons should review the supplementary information sheet for the standard to understand fully the extent to which FDA recognizes the standard.

II. Modifications to the List of Recognized Standards—Recognition List Number: 027

FDA is announcing the addition, withdrawal, correction, and revision of certain consensus standards the Agency will recognize for use in satisfying premarket reviews and other requirements for devices. FDA will incorporate these modifications in the list of FDA Recognized Consensus Standards in the Agency's searchable database. FDA will use the term “Recognition List Number: 027” to identify these current modifications.

In table 2 of this document, FDA describes the following modifications: (1) The withdrawal of standards and their replacement by others; (2) the correction of errors made by FDA in listing previously recognized standards; and (3) the changes to the supplementary information sheets of recognized standards that describe revisions to the applicability of the standards.

In section III of this document, FDA lists modifications the Agency is making that involve the initial addition of standards not previously recognized by FDA.

Table 2—Modifications to the List of Recognized Standards

Old recognition No.Replacement recognition No.Title of standard1Change
A. Cardiovascular:
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3-75ANSI/AAMI SP10:2002/(R) 2008 & ANSI/AAMI SP10:2002/A1:2003 Manual, electronic or automated sphygmomanometersExtent of recognition, Type of standard.
3-78ANSI/AAMI/IEC 80601-2-30:2009 Medical electrical equipment—Part 2-30: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of automated noninvasive sphygmomanometersExtent of recognition and Type of standard.
3-80ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-1:2007 Non-invasive sphygmomanometers—Part 1: Requirements and test methods for non-automated measurement typeExtent of recognition and Type of standard.
3-81ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2:2009 Non-invasive sphygmomanometers—Part 2: Clinical validation of automated measurement typeExtent of recognition and Type of standard.
B. General:
5-645-65ANSI/AAMI/ISO 80369-1: 2010 Small bore connectors for liquids and gases in health care applications—Part 1: General requirementsWithdrawn and replaced with newer version.
C. Materials:
8-101ASTM F2118-03 (Reapproved 2009), Standard Test Method for Constant Amplitude of Force Controlled Fatigue Testing of Acrylic Bone CementContact Person.
D. Ophthalmic:
10-43ISO 11979-8 Second Edition 2006-07-01 Ophthalmic implants—Intraocular lenses—Part 8: Fundamental requirementsExtent of recognition.
10-56ANSI Z80.12-2007 Ophthalmics—Multifocal Intraocular LensesTitle, Extent of recognition.
10-57ANSI Z80.13-2007 Ophthalmics—Phakic Intraocular Lenses.Title, Extent of recognition.
E. Orthopedics:
11-79ISO 7206-8:1995, Implants for Surgery—Partial and Total Hip Joint Prostheses—Part 8: Endurance Performance of Stemmed Femoral Components with Application of TorsionWithdrawn. See item 11-225.
11-220ASTM F 2068-09, Standard Specification for Femoral Prostheses—Metallic ImplantsExtent of Recognition, Type of standard and Related CFR Citations and Procodes.
F. Sterility:
14-228ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11135-1:2007 Sterilization of health care products—Ethylene oxide—Part 1: Requirements for development, validation and routine control of a sterilization process for medical devicesRelevant Guidance.
14-295ANSI/AAMI ST81:2004/(R)2010 Sterilization of medical devices—Information to be provided by the manufacturer for the processing of resterilizable medical devicesRelevant Guidance.
14-11914-311ANSI/AAMI ST55:2010 Table-top steam sterilizersWithdrawn and replaced with newer version.
14-28014-312ANSI/AAMI ST79:2010 & A1:2010 (Consolidated Text) Comprehensive guide to steam sterilization and sterility assurance in health care facilitiesWithdrawn and replaced with newer version.
1 All standard titles in this table conform to the style requirements of the respective organizations.

III. Listing of New Entries

In table 3 of this document, FDA provides the listing of new entries and consensus standards added as modifications to the list of recognized standards under Recognition List Number: 027.

Table 3—New Entries to the List of Recognized Standards

Recognition No.Title of standard 1Reference No. and date
A. Anesthesia:
1-85Medical electrical equipment—Part 2-61: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of pulse oximeter equipmentISO 80601-2-61 First edition 2011-04-01.
B. Dental/ENT:
4-195Dentistry-Implants-Dynamic fatigue test for endosseous dental implantsISO 14801 Second Edition 2007-11-15.
C. General:
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5-66Medical electrical equipment—Part 1-10: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance—Collateral Standard: Requirements for the development of physiologic closed-loop controllersIEC 60601-1-10 Edition 1.0 2007-11.
5-67Medical devices—Application of usability engineering to medical devicesANSI/AAMI/IEC 62366:2007.
D. General Hospital/General Plastic Surgery:
6-253Hoists for the transfer of disabled persons—Requirements and test methodsISO 10535 Second edition 2006-12-15.
7-219Quality Assurance for Design Control and Implementation of Immunohistochemistry Assays; Approved Guideline—Second EditionCLSI I/LA28-A2.
7-220Quantitative D-dimer for the Exclusion of Venous Thromboembolic Disease; Approved GuidelineCLSI H59-A.
F. Nanotechnology:
18-2Standard Guide for Handling Unbound Engineered Nanoscale Particles in Occupational SettingsASTM E 2535-07.
9-67Standard Test Method for Determining Compatibility of Personal Lubricants with Natural Rubber Latex CondomsASTM D7661-10.
9-68Male condoms—Requirements and test methods for condoms made from synthetic materialsISO 23409 First edition 2011-02-15.
H. Ophthalmic:
10-64Ophthalmics Optics—Intraocular LensesANSI Z80.7-2002.
10-65Ophthalmic instruments—Endoilluminators—Fundamental requirements and test methods for optical radiation safetyISO 15752 Second edition 2010-01-15.
10-66Optics and photonics—Operation microscopes—Part 2: Light hazard from operation microscopes used in ocular surgeryISO 10936-2 Second edition 2010-01-15.
I. Orthopedic
11-225Implants for surgery—Partial and total hip joint prostheses—Part 4: Determination of endurance properties and performance of stemmed femoral componentsISO 7206-4 Third edition 2010-06-15.
J. Radiology
12-227Ultrasonics—Pulse-echo scanners—Part 1: Techniques for calibrating spatial measurement systems and measurement of system point-spread function responseIEC 61391-1 First edition 2006-07.
12-228Ultrasonics—Pulse-echo scanners—Part 2: Measurement of maximum depth of penetration and local dynamic rangeIEC 61391-2 Edition 1.0 2010-01.
12-229Medical electrical equipment—Radiation dose documentation—Part 1: Equipment for radiography and radioscopyIEC PAS 61910-1 First edition 2007-07.
12-230Primary user controls for interventional angiography x-ray equipmentNEMA XR 24-2008.
1 All standard titles in this table conform to the style requirements of the respective organizations.

IV. List of Recognized Standards

FDA maintains the Agency's current list of FDA recognized consensus standards in a searchable database that may be accessed directly at FDA's Internet site at​scripts/​cdrh/​cfdocs/​cfStandards/​search.cfm. FDA will incorporate the modifications and minor revisions described in this notice into the database and, upon publication in the Federal Register, this recognition of consensus standards will be effective. FDA will announce additional modifications and minor revisions to the list of recognized consensus standards, as needed, in the Federal Register once a year, or more often, if necessary.

V. Recommendation of Standards for Recognition by FDA

Any person may recommend consensus standards as candidates for recognition under the new provision of section 514 of the FD&C Act by submitting such recommendations, with reasons for the recommendation, to the contact person (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). To be properly considered such recommendations should contain, at a minimum, the following information: (1) Title of the standard; (2) any reference number and date; (3) name and address of the national or international standards development organization; (4) a proposed list of devices for which a declaration of conformity to this standard should routinely apply; and (5) a brief identification of the testing or performance or other characteristics of the device(s) that would be addressed by a declaration of conformity.

VI. Electronic Access

You may obtain a copy of “Guidance on the Recognition and Use of Consensus Standards” by using the Internet. CDRH maintains a site on the Internet for easy access to information including text, graphics, and files that you may download to a personal computer with access to the Internet. Updated on a regular basis, the CDRH Start Printed Page 46303home page includes the guidance as well as the current list of recognized standards and other standards related documents. After publication in the Federal Register, this notice announcing “Modification to the List of Recognized Standards, Recognition List Number: 027” will be available on the CDRH home page. You may access the CDRH home page at​MedicalDevices.

You may access “Guidance on the Recognition and Use of Consensus Standards,” and the searchable database for “FDA Recognized Consensus Standards” through the hyperlink at​MedicalDevices/​DeviceRegulationandGuidance/​Standards.

This Federal Register document on modifications in FDA's recognition of consensus standards is available at​MedicalDevices/​DeviceRegulationandGuidance/​Standards/​ucm123792.htm.

VII. Submission of Comments and Effective Date

Interested persons may submit to the contact person (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) either electronic or written comments regarding this document. It is only necessary to send one set of comments. It is no longer necessary to sent two copies of mailed comments. Comments are to be identified with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. FDA will consider any comments received in determining whether to amend the current listing of modifications to the list of recognized standards, Recognition List Number: 027. These modifications to the list or recognized standards are effective upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register.

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Dated: July 28, 2011.

Nancy K. Stade,

Deputy Director for Policy, Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

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[FR Doc. 2011-19479 Filed 8-1-11; 8:45 am]