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

 

SymbolThe title of the symbol and its reference numberThe meaning or explanatory text or the symbol as provided in the standard
 5.1.15.1.1 ManufacturerIndicates the medical device manufacturer, as defined in EU Directives 90/385/EEC, 93/42EEC and 98/79/EC.
 5.1.35.1.3 Date of manufactureIndicates the date when the medical device was manufactured.
 5.1.45.1.4 Use by dateIndicates the date after which the medical device is not to be used.
 5.1.55.1.5 Batch codeIndicates the manufacturer’s batch code so that the batch or lot can be identified.
 5.1.65.1.6 Catalogue numberIndicates the manufacturer’s catalogue number so that the medical device can be identified.
 5.2.35.2.3 Sterilised using ethylene oxideIndicates a medical device that has been sterilised using ethylene oxide.
5.2.45.2.4 Sterilised using irradiationIndicates a medical device that has been sterilised using irradiation.
5.2.55.2.5 Sterilised using steam or dry heatIndicates a medical device that has been sterilised using steam or dry heat.
5.2.65.2.6 Do not resteriliseIndicates a medical device that is not to be resterilised.
 5.2.85.2.8 Do not use if packaging is damagedIndicates a medical device that should not be used if the package has been damaged or opened.
 5.3.25.3.2 Keep away from sunlightIndicates a medical device that needs protection from light sources.
5.3.45.3.4 Keep dryIndicates a medical device that needs to be protected from moisture.
5.3.75.3.7 Temperature limitIndicates the temperature limits to which the medical device can safely be exposed.
 5.4.25.4.2 Do not re-useIndicates 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 useIndicates the need for the user to consult the instructions for use.
5.4.3 Consult instructions for useIndicates the need for the user to consult the electronic instructions for use.
 5.4.45.4.4 CautionIndicates 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.