Symbols Glossary

Symbol Standard/Symbol Reference Number Title of Symbol Description of Symbol
ISO 15223-1,
Clause 5.1.6
Catalog number Indicates the manufacturer’s catalog number so that the medical device can be identified.
ISO 15223-1,
Clause 5.1.1
Manufacturer Indicates the medical device manufacturer.
ISO 15223-1,
Clause 5.1.5
Batch code Indicates the manufacturer’s batch code so that the batch or lot can be identified.
ISO 15223-1,
Clause 5.1.4
Use by date Indicates the date after which the medical device is not to be used.
ISO 15223-1,
Clause 5.4.4
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.
21 CFR 801.109 Prescription only Requires a prescription in the United States.
ISO 15223-1,
Clause 5.4.3
Consult Instructions for Use Indicates the need for the user to consult the instructions for use.
IEC 60529 / Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code) n/a Protected against fingers or objects › 12.55 mm and water spray less than 15° from the vertical.
ISO 15223-1,
Clause 5.2.8
Do not use if package is damaged Indicates a medical device that should not be used if the package has been damaged or opened.
ISO 15223-1,
Clause 5.4.2
Do not reuse Indicates a medical device that is intended for one use, or for use on a single patient during a single procedure.
ISO 15223-1,
Clause 5.2.6
Do not resterilize Indicates a medical device that is not to be resterilized.
ISO 15223-1,
Clause 5.2.3
Sterilized by ethylene oxide Indicates a medical device that has been sterilized using ethylene oxide.
ISO 15223-1,
Clause 5.3.7
Temperature limit Indicates the temperature limits to which the medical device can be safely exposed.
IEC 60417,
Reference No. 5840
Type B Applied Part To identify a type B applied part complying with IEC 60601-1.
n/a Vent Indicates the location of the venting mechanism.
n/a Location of battery Indicates the location of the battery.
ISO 15223-1,
Clause 5.2.7
Non-sterile Indicates a medical device that has not been subjected to a sterilization process.