Symbols Glossary

The table of symbols shown below comes from the following standard: Designation Number: ISO 15223-1:2012

Title: Medical Devices – Symbols To Be Used With Medical Device Labels, Labelling, And Information To Be Supplied – Part 1: General Requirements

 

Symbol The title of the symbol and its reference number The meaning or explanatory text or the symbol as provided in the standard
 5.1.1 5.1.1 Manufacturer Indicates the medical device manufacturer, as defined in EU Directives 90/385/EEC, 93/42EEC and 98/79/EC.
 5.1.3 5.1.3 Date of manufacture Indicates the date when the medical device was manufactured.
 5.1.4 5.1.4 Use by date Indicates the date after which the medical device is not to be used.
 5.1.5 5.1.5 Batch code Indicates the manufacturer’s batch code so that the batch or lot can be identified.
 5.1.6 5.1.6 Catalogue number Indicates the manufacturer’s catalogue number so that the medical device can be identified.
 5.2.3 5.2.3 Sterilised using ethylene oxide Indicates a medical device that has been sterilised using ethylene oxide.
5.2.4 5.2.4 Sterilised using irradiation Indicates a medical device that has been sterilised using irradiation.
5.2.5 5.2.5 Sterilised using steam or dry heat Indicates a medical device that has been sterilised using steam or dry heat.
5.2.6 5.2.6 Do not resterilise Indicates a medical device that is not to be resterilised.
 5.2.8 5.2.8 Do not use if packaging is damaged Indicates a medical device that should not be used if the package has been damaged or opened.
 5.3.2 5.3.2 Keep away from sunlight Indicates a medical device that needs protection from light sources.
5.3.4 5.3.4 Keep dry Indicates a medical device that needs to be protected from moisture.
5.3.7 5.3.7 Temperature limit Indicates the temperature limits to which the medical device can safely be exposed.
 5.4.2 5.4.2 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.
5.4.3 Consult instructions for use Indicates the need for the user to consult the instructions for use.
5.4.3 Consult instructions for use Indicates the need for the user to consult the electronic instructions for use.
 5.4.4 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.