Symbol glossary definitions

SYMBOL STANDARD REFERENCE STANDARD TITLE SYMBOL TITLE EXPLANATORY TEXT
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.1.1. (ISO 7000-3082)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Manufacturer Indicates the medical device manufacturer
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.1.2
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Authorized Representative in the European Community Indicates the authorized representative in the European Community / European Union
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.1.3. (ISO 7000-2497)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Date of manufacture Indicates the date when the medical device was manufactured
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.1.4. (ISO 7000-2607)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Use-by date
Use by date
Indicates the date after which the medical device is not to be used
iso_15223 Use-by date
iso_grs_7000_2607 Use by date
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.1.5. (ISO 7000-2492)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Batch code Indicates the manufacturer's batch code so that the batch or lot can be identified
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.1.6. (ISO 7000-2493)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Catalogue number
Catalog number
Indicates the manufacturer's catalog number so that the medical device can be identified
ISO 15223 Catalogue number
ISO 7000 Catalog number
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.1.7. (ISO 7000-2498)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Serial number Indicates the manufacturer's serial number so that a specific medical device can be identified
ISO 15223- 1:2020(E) DRAFT
Reference no. 5.1.11. (ISO 7000- 6049)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling and information to be supplied Country of manufacture To identify the country of manufacture of products
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.2.1. (ISO 7000-2499)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Sterile Indicates a medical device that has been subjected to a sterilization process
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.2.2. (ISO 7000-2500)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Sterilized using aseptic processing techniques Indicates a medical device that has been manufactured using accepted aseptic techniques
ISO 15223-1:2016
Reference no. 5.2.4. (ISO 7000-2501)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Sterilized using ethylene oxide Indicates a medical device that has been sterilized using ethylene oxide.
ISO 15223-1:2016
Reference no. 5.2.4. (ISO 7000-2502)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Sterilized using irradiation Indicates a medical device that has been sterilized using irradiation
ISO 7000-2503
Reference no. 2503
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Sterilized using steam or dry heat To indicate that the device is provided sterile and has been sterilized using steam or dry heat
ISO 15223-1:2016
Reference no. 5.2.6.(ISO 7000- 2608)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Do not resterilize Indicates a medical device that is not to be resterilized
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.2.7. (ISO 7000-2609)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Non-sterile Indicates a medical device that has not been subjected to a sterilization process
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.2.9. (ISO 7000-3084)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Sterile fluid path Indicates the presence of a sterile fluid path within the medical device in cases when other parts of the medical device, including the exterior, might not be supplied sterile
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. A.12, NOTE 1
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Sterile fluid path A.12 Examples of use of symbol 5.2.9 for “Sterile fluid path”
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. A.12, NOTE 2
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Sterile fluid path A.12 Examples of use of symbol 5.2.9 for “Sterile fluid path”
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.3.1. (ISO 7000-0621)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Fragile, handle with care Indicates a medical device that can be broken or damaged if not handled carefully
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.3.2. (ISO 7000-0624)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Keep away from sunlight Indicates a medical device that needs protection from light sources
  ISO 15223-1: 2021 and ISO 15223-1:2020(E) DRAFT
Reference no. 5.3.4. (ISO 7000-0626)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Keep dry
Keep away from rain
Indicates a medical device that needs protection from moisture
ISO 15223 Keep dry
ISO 7000 Keep away from rain
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.3.5. (ISO 7000-0534)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Lower limit of temperature Indicates the lower limit of temperature to which the medical device can be safely exposed
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.3.6. (ISO 7000-0533)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Upper limit of temperature Indicates the upper limit of temperature to which the medical device can be safely exposed
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.3.7. (ISO 7000-0632)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Temperature limit Indicates the temperature limits to which the medical device can be safely exposed
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.3.8. (ISO 7000-2620)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Humidity limitation Indicates the range of humidity t which the medical device can be safely exposed
ISO
15223- 1:2016 Reference no. 5.3.9 (ISO 7000-2621)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part
1: General requirements.
Atmospheric pressure limitation
Atmospheric Pressure limitation
To indicate the acceptable upper and lower limits of atmospheric pressure for transport and storage.
ISO 15223 Atmospheric pressure limitation
ISO 7000 Atmospheric Pressure limitation
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.2.8. (ISO 7000-2606)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Do not use if package is damaged and consult instructions for use Indicates a medical device that should not be used if the package has been damaged or opened and that the user should consult the instructions for use for additional information
1:2016
ISO 15223-1 Reference no. 5.4.1. (ISO 7000-0659)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Biological risks To indicate a reference to substances that may be hazardous to men, animals, plants, or the environment based on biological activity (for example, holding a virus)
ISO 15223-1:2016E
Reference no. 5.4.2. (ISO 7000- 1051)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Do not re-use Indicates a medical device that is intended for one single use only
NOTE: Synonyms for “Do not reuse” are “single use” and “use only once”.
ISO 15223-1:2016 and ISO 15223-1:2020 Reference no. 5.4.3. (ISO 7000-1641)
Reference no. 5.4.3. (ISO 7000-1641)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Consult instructions for use or consult electronic instructions for use Indicates the need for the user to consult the instructions for use
iso_15223 Consult instructions for use
iso_grs_7000_1641 Operator's manual; operating instructions
ISO 15223-1:2016
Reference no. A.15
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Consult instructions for use or consult electronic instructions for use Indicates consult instructions for
use for an electronic instruction for
use (eIFU)
ISO 15223-1: 2021 Reference no. 5.4.4. (ISO 7000-0434A) Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Caution To indicate that caution is necessary when operating the device or control close to where the symbol is placed, or to indicate that the current situation needs operator awareness or operator action in order to avoid undesirable consequences

iso_grs_7010_WOO1

Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. General warning sign To signify a general warning
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.4.5. (ISO 7000, symbol 2025)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Contains or presence of natural rubber latex Indicates the presence of dry natural rubber or natural rubber latex as a material of construction within the medical device or the packaging of a medical device
ISO/DIS 15223- 1:2020(E) DRAFT
Reference no. 5.4.6 (ISO 7000-3701)
Medical Devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied — Part 1: General requirements. (Draft of New Version) Contains human blood or plasma derivatives Indicates a medical device contains or incorporates human blood products or plasma derivatives
ISO/DIS 15223- 1:2020(E) DRAFT
Reference no. 5.4.7. (ISO 7000-3702)
Medical Devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied — Part 1: General requirements. (Draft of New Version) Contains a medicinal substance Indicates a medical device that contains or incorporates a medicinal substance
ISO/DIS 15223- 1:2020(E) DRAFT
Reference no. 5.4.8. (ISO 7000-3699)
Medical Devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied — Part 1: General requirements. (Draft of New Version) Contains biological material of animal origin Indicates a medical device that contains biological tissue, cells, or their derivatives, of animal origin
ISO/DIS 15223- 1:2020(E) DRAFT
Reference no. 5.4.9. (ISO 7000-3700)
Medical Devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied — Part 1: General requirements. (Draft of New Version) Contains biological material of human origin Indicates a medical device that contains biological tissue, cells, or their derivatives, of human origin
ISO/DIS 15223- 1:2020(E) DRAFT
Reference no. 5.4.10. (ISO 7000-3723)
Medical Devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied — Part 1: General requirements. (Draft of New Version) Contains hazardous substances Indicates a medical device that contains substances that can be carcinogenic, mutagenic, reprotoxic (CMR), or substances with endocrine-disrupting properties
ISO/DIS 15223- 1:2020(E) DRAFT
Reference no. 5.4.12. (ISO 7000-3706)
Medical Devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied — Part 1: General requirements. (Draft of New Version) Single patient-multiple use Indicates a medical device that may be used multiple times (multiple procedures) on a single patient
ISO 15223-1:2016 and ISO 15223-1:2020(E)
Reference no. 5.5.1.
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. In Vitro diagnostic medical device Indicates a medical device that is intended to be used as an in vitro diagnostic medical device
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.5.2.
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Control Indicates a control material that is intended to verify the performance of another medical device
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.5.3. (ISO 7000-2495)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Negative control Indicates a control material that is intended to verify the results in the expected negative range
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.5.4. (ISO 7000-2496)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Positive control Indicates a control material that is intended to verify the results in the expected positive range
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.5.5. (ISO 7000-0518)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Contains sufficient for <n> tests Indicates the total number of IVD tests that can be performed with the IVD medical device.
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.5.6. (ISO 7000-3083)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. For IVD performance evaluation only Indicates an IVD device that is intended to be used only for evaluating its performance characteristics before it is placed on the market for medical diagnostic use
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.6.2. (ISO 7000-2722)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Fluid path Indicates the presence of a fluid path
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.6.3. (ISO 7000-2724)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Non-pyrogenic Indicates a medical device that is non-pyrogenic
ISO 7000
Reference no. 2723
Graphic symbols for use on electrical equipment Non-pyrogenic fluid
path
On medical devices: to indicate that the fluid path is non-pyrogenic
ISO 15223-1:2016
Reference no. 5.6.4. (ISO 7000-2726)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Drops per milliliter
Drops per millilitre
On medical devices: to indicate the number of drops per milliliter. That means the design of the drip tube in the drip chamber of the system.
iso_grs_7000_2726 Drops per milliliter
iso_154223 Drops per millilitre
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.6.5. (ISO 7000-2727)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Liquid filter with pore size Indicates an infusion or transfusion
system of the medical device that
contains a filter of a particular
nominal pore size
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.7.1. (ISO 7000-2610)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Patient number Indicates a unique number associated with an individual patient
ISO/DIS 15223- 1:2020(E) DRAFT
Reference no. 5.7.3 (ISO 7000-5664)
Medical Devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied — Part 1: General requirements. Patient identification Indicates the identification data of the patient
ISO/DIS 15223- 1:2020(E) DRAFT
Reference no. 5.7.4 (ISO 7000-3705)
Medical Devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied — Part 1: General requirements. (Draft of New Version) Patient information website Indicates a website where a patient may obtain additional information on the medical product
ISO/DIS 15223-1:2020(E) DRAFT
Reference no. 5.7.5. (ISO 7001-PI PF 044)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied — Part 1: General requirements. Health care center or doctor To indicate the address of the health care center or doctor where medical information about the patient may be found
ISO/DIS 15223- 1:2020(E) DRAFT
Reference no. 5.7.6 (ISO 7000-5662)
Medical Devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied — Part 1: General requirements. (Draft of New Version) Date To identify the date that information was entered, or a medical procedure took place
ISO/DIS 15223- 1:2020(E) DRAFT
Reference no. 5.7.7
Medical Devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied — Part 1: General requirements. (Draft of New Version) Medical device Indicates the item is a medical device
ISO 15223-1:2020(E) DRAFT
Reference no. 5.7.8. (ISO 7000-3728)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied — Part 1: General requirements. Translation To identify that the original medical device information has undergone a translation which supplements or replaces the original information
ISO 15223-1:2020(E) DRAFT
Reference no. 5.7.9. (ISO 7000-3727)
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied — Part 1: General requirements. Repackaging To identify that a modification to the original medical device packaging configuration has occurred
IEC 60601- 1
Reference no. Table D1, Symbol 8 (IEC 60417-5032)
Medical electrical equipment — Part 1: General requirements. for basic safety and essential performance Alternating current To indicate on the rating plate
that the equipment is suitable for
alternating current only; to identify
relevant terminals
IEC 60601-1
Reference no. Table D.1, Symbol 4 (IEC 60417- 5031)
Medical electrical equipment — Part 1: General requirements. for basic safety and essential performance Direct current To indicate on the rating plate that the equipment is suitable for direct current only; to identify relevant terminals
IEC 60601-1
Reference no. Table D.1, Symbol 6 (IEC 60417- 5019)
Medical electrical equipment — Part 1: General requirements. for basic safety and essential performance. Protective earth; protective ground To identify any terminal which is intended for connection to an external conductor for protection against electric shock in case of a fault, or the terminal of a protective earth (ground) electrode
ICE 60601- 1
Reference no. Table D1, Symbol 8 (IEC 60417-5021)
Medical electrical equipment — Part 1: General requirements. for basic safety and essential performance Equipotentiality To identify the terminals which, when
connected together, bring the various
parts of equipment or of a system
to the same potential, not necessarily
being the earth (ground) potential,
e.g. for local bonding
IEC 60417
Reference no. Table D.1, Symbol 9 (IEC 60417- 5172)
Graphic symbols for use on electrical equipment Class II equipment To identify equipment meeting the safety requirements specified for Class II equipment according to IEC 61140
IEC 60601-1, Reference no. Table D.1, Symbol 19 (ICE 60417-5480) Medical electrical equipment — Part 1: General requirements. for basic safety and essential performance TYPE B APPLIED PART N/A
IEC 60601-1, Reference no. Table D.2, Symbol 20 (ICE 60417-5333) Medical electrical equipment — Part 1: General requirements. for basic safety and essential performance TYPE BF APPLIED PART To identify a type BF applied part complying with IEC 60601-1
IEC 60601-1 Reference no. Table D.1, Symbol 21 (IEC 60417-5335) Medical electrical equipment — Part 1: General requirements. for basic safety and essential performance. Type CF applied part. To identify a type CF applied part complying with IEC 60601-1
IEC 60601-1 Reference no. Table D.1, Symbol 26 (IEC 60417-5334) Medical electrical equipment — Part 1: General requirements. for basic safety and essential performance. Defibrillation-proof Type BF applied part To identify a defibrillation-proof type BF applied part complying with IEC 60601-1
IEC 60601-1 Reference no. Table D.1, Symbol 21 (IEC 60417-5336) Medical electrical equipment — Part 1: General requirements. for basic safety and essential performance. Defibrillation-proof Type CF applied part To identify a defibrillation-proof Type CF applied part complying with IEC 60601-1
IEC 60601-1 Database Reference no. Table D2, Safety sign 5  (ISO 7010-P017) Medical electrical equipment — Part 1: General requirements. for basic safety and essential performance. No pushing To prohibit pushing against an object
EC 60601-1, Reference no. Table D.2, Safety sign 10 (ISO 7010-M002) Medical electrical equipment — Part 1: General requirements. for basic safety and essential performance Refer to instruction manual/booklet To signify that the instruction manual/booklet must be read
IEC 60601-1 (IEC 60529) Table D.3; Code 2 6.3; Table D.3; Code 2 Medical electrical equipment – Part 1:General requirements. for basic safety and essential performance Degree of protection N1 = 0 Non-protected; 1 Protected against solid foreign objects of 50 mm Ø and greater; 2 Protected against solid foreign objects of 12,5 mm Ø and greater; 3 Protected against solid foreign objects of 2,5 mm Ø and greater; 4 Protected against solid foreign objects of 1,0 mm Ø and greater; 5 Dust-protected; 6 Dust-tight N2 = 0 Non-protected; 1 Protection against vertically falling water drops; 2 Protection against vertically falling water drops when ENCLOSURE tilted up to 15°; 3 Protected against spraying water; 4 Protected against splashing water; 5 Protected against water jets; 6 Protected against powerful water jets; 7 Protected against the effects of temporary immersion in water; 8 Protected against the effects of continuous immersion in water
IEC 60601-1, (IEC 60529) Reference no. 6.3; Table D.3, Code 2 Medical electrical equipment – Part 1:General requirements. for basic safety and essential performance Degree of protection IP22: N1=2, Protected against solid foreign objects of 12,5 mm Ø and greater; N2=2, Protection against vertically falling water drops when ENCLOSURE tilted up to 15°
IEC 60601-1, (IEC 60529) Reference no. 6.3; Table D.3, Code 2 (Refer to IEC 60529; see 7.2.9 and 11.6.5) Medical electrical equipment – Part 1:General requirements. for basic safety and essential performance Degree of protection IP27: N1=2, Protected against solid foreign objects of 12,5 mm Ø and greater; N2=7, Protected against the effects of temporary immersion in water

IEC 60601-1 (IEC 60529) Reference no. 6.3; Table D.3; Code 2

Medical electrical equipment – Part 1: General requirements. for basic safety and essential performance Degree of protection IPX1: N1=X, which means it was not required; N2=1, Protection against vertically falling water drops
IEC 60601-1 (IEC 60529) Reference no. 6.3, Table D.3, Row 2 Medical electrical equipment – Part 1: General requirements. for basic safety and essential performance Degree of protection IPX2: N1=X, which means it was not required; N2=2, Protection against vertically falling water drops when ENCLOSURE tilted up to 15°
IEC 60601-1 (IEC 60529)
Reference no. Table 6.3; D.3, Code 2
Medical electrical equipment – Part 1: Part 1: General requirements. for basic safety and essential performance Degree of protection IP33: N1=3, Protected against solid foreign objects of 2,5 mm Ø and greater; N2=3, Protected against spraying water
BS EN 15986:2011
Reference no. A.4
Symbol for use in the labeling of medical devices — Requirements for labeling of medical devices containing phthalates Contains or presence of phthalate: benzyl butyl phthalate (BIPingreBP) Medical device is derived from or manufactured from products containing phthalate: benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)
BS EN 15986:2011
Reference no. A.4
Symbol for use in the labeling of medical devices — Requirements for labeling of medical devices containing phthalates Contains or presence of phthalate: bis (2- ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) Medical device is derived from or manufactured from products containing phthalate: bis (2- ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
BS EN 15986:2011
Reference no. A.5
Symbol for use in the labeling of medical devices — Requirements for labeling of medical devices containing phthalates Contains or presence of phthalate: combination of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP) Medical device is derived from or manufactured from products containing bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)
BS EN 15986
Annex B
Symbol for use in the labeling of medical devices — Requirements for labeling of medical devices containing phthalates. Negation symbol plus Presence of phthalate symbol, together meaning free of phthalates Manufacturers wishing to communicate the meaning “does not” or “is not” where a symbol expressing this meaning does not exist, should follow the method set out in EN 80416- 3:2002, Clause 7
ISO 7000
Reference no. 2794
Graphical symbols for use on equipment. Packaging unit To indicate the number of pieces in the package
ISO 7000
Reference no. 0623
Graphical symbols for use on equipment - registered symbols This way up N/A
ISO 7000
Reference no. 2402
Graphical symbols for use on equipment-Registered symbols Do not stack To indicate that the item shall not be vertically stacked, either because of the nature of the transport packaging or because of the nature of the items themselves
ISO 7000
Reference no. 1056
Graphical symbols for electrical equipment in medical practice - Registered symbols Oil; fluid To identify oil or other non-water base fluid. On an indicator to identify oil or used to identify a fill cap
ISO 7001
Reference no. PI PF 017
Graphical symbols - Public information symbols Telephone To indicate the location of public telephone
ISO 7001
Reference no. PI PF 002 Hospital
Graphical symbols - Public information symbols Hospital Indicates the location of a hospital
ISO 7000_3079
Reference no. 3079
Graphical symbols for use on equipment - registered symbols Open here

To identify the control whereby a bell may be temporarily acknowledged or to indicate that the bell has been temporarily acknowledged

IEC 60417-1
Reference no. ISO 7000-5576-3
Graphical symbols for Use on Equipment Bell, cancel temporary acknowledged; temporary acknowledged To identify the control whereby a bell may be temporarily acknowledged or to indicate that the bell has been temporarily acknowledged
IEC 60417-1
Reference no. ISO-7000-5576-2
Graphical symbols for use on equipment Bell, cancel temporary To indicate the operating status of the bell being temporarily canceled
IEC 60417-1
Reference no. 5850
Graphic symbols for use on electrical equipment Serial interface To identify on a connector for a serial data connection
IEC 60417-1
ISO 7000-5569
not IEC 60417 Reference no. 5569
Graphic symbols for use on electrical equipment Locking, general To identify on a control that a function is locked or to show the locked status
IEC 60417-1
Reference no. 5570
Graphic symbols for use on electrical equipment Unlocking To identify on a control that a function is not locked or to show the unlocked status
IEC 60417-1 Reference no. ISO 7000-5016 Graphical symbols for use on equipment Fuse To identify fuse boxes or their location
IEC 60417
Reference no. ISO 7000-5001B
Graphic symbols for use on electrical equipment Battery, general On battery powered equipment
IEC 60417-1 Reference no. ISO 7000-6042 Graphical symbols for use on equipment Caution, risk of electrical shock To identify equipment, for example, the welding power source, that has risk of electrical shock
IEC 60417-1 Reference no. ISO 7000-5988 Graphical symbols for use on equipment Computer network To identify the computer network itself or to indicate the connecting terminals of the computer network
IEC 60417
Reference no. 7000-5140
Graphical Symbols for Use on Equipment Non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation N/A
IEC 60417
Reference no. 5668
Graphical Symbols for Use on Equipment Nurse To indicate a reference to a nurse or the nursing staff, e.g. on a call button
IEC 60417
Reference no. 6050
Graphical Symbols for Use on Equipment Model number To identify the model number or type number of a product. In the application of this symbol, the model number or type number of the product should be accompanied with this symbol
IEC 60417
Reference no. 5845
Graphical Symbols for Use on Equipment Inner diameter To indicate a reference to the inner diameter
IEC 60417
Reference no. 5846
Graphical Symbols for Use on Equipment Outer diameter To indicate a reference to the outer diameter
ASTM F2503
Reference no. ASTM F2503; Table 2; 7.4.6.1; Fig. 6, 7
Standard practice for Making Medical Devices and other item for safety in the magnetic resonance environment Magnetic Resonance (MR) safe 3.1.13: An item that poses no known hazards resulting from exposure to any MR environment. MR Safe items are composed of materials that are electricaly nonconductive, nonmetallic, and nonmagnetic.
ASTM F2503
Reference no. Tabel 2; 7.4.6.1; Fig 6,7
Standard Practice for Marking Medical Devices and Other Items for Safety in the magnetic resonance environment. MR Conditional 3.3.1.11: an item with demonstrated safety in the MR environment within defined conditions including conditions for the static magnetic field, the time-varying gradient magnetic fields and the radiofrequency fields.

ASTM F2503
Reference no. Table 2, Symbol 7.3.3;
7.4.9.1; Fig. 9

Standard Practice for Marking Medical Devices and other Items for safety in the Magnetic Resonance Environment (MR) Unsafe 3.1.14: An item which poses unacceptable risks to the patient, medical staff or other persons within the MR environment
IEC-TR-60878
Reference no. (ISO 7000-0794)
Graphical symbols for electrical equipment in medical practice Input: entrance To identify an entrance, for example exhaust gas entry for measurement (for example of CO- value)
IEC-TR-60878
Reference no. (ISO 7000-0795)
Graphical symbols for electrical equipment in medical practice Output; exit To identify an exit, for example of an hydraulic pump
IEC-TR-60878
Reference no. (ISO 7000-5034)
Graphical symbols for electrical equipment in medical practice Input To identify an entrance, for example exhaust gas entry for measurement (for example of CO- value)
IEC-TR-60878
Reference no. (ISO 7000-5134)
Graphical symbols for electrical equipment in medical practice Electrostatic sensitive devices To indicate packages containing electrostatic sensitive devices, or to identify a device or a connector that has not been tested for immunity to electrostatic discharge.
IEC-TR-60878
Reference no. (ISO 7000-5534)
Graphic symbols for electrical equipment in medical practice Power Plug To identify connecting means (e.g. plug or cord) to the power source (mains) or to identify the storage place for the connecting means
IEC-TR-60878
Reference no. 1(ISO 7000-5448)
Graphical symbols on equipment Input/output To identify a combined input/output connector or mode
IEC-TR-60878
Reference no. ISO 7000-1135
Graphic symbols for use on electrical equipment in a medical practice General symbol for
recover/recyclable
To indicate that the marked item or its material is part of a recovery or recycling process
IEC-TR-60878
Reference no. IOS 7000-2403
Graphic symbols for use on electrical equipment in a medical practice Stacking limit by number To indicate that the items shall not be vertically stacked
beyond the specified number, either because of the nature of the transport packaging or because of the nature of the items themselves.
EU 2017-745 EU 2017-746
Reference no. ANNEX V
REGULATION (EU) 2017/745 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 5 April 2017 on medical devices, amending Directive 2001/83/ EC, Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 and Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 and repealing Council Directives 90/385/ EEC and 93/42/EEC CE marking (43) ‘CE marking of conformity’ or ‘CE marking’ means a marking by which a manufacturer indicates that a device is in conformity with the applicable requirements set out in this Regulation and other applicable Union harmonisation legislation providing for its affixing
DIRECTIVE
2012/19/
EU (WEEE)
N/A Collect separately Separate collection for waste of electrical and electronic equipment. Do not dispose of battery
in municipal waste. The symbol indicates separate collection for battery is required.
Directive 2002/96/ EC (repealed). Replaced by DIRECTIVE 2012/19/EU which does NOT contain this symbol. Waste stream disposal status Do not dispose of electronic products in the general waste stream
GHS
Reference no. 1.4.10.4.2.3 A1.7
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), Eighth Revised Edition Highly flammable Medical device contains materials that are highly flammable. Appropriate caution should be taken
N/A N/A Prescription Use Only Caution: Federal law (USA) restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a licensed healthcare practitioner.
N/A N/A Collection time Time that a specific specimen was collected from the patient
N/A N/A Cut Directs health care practitioner to cut a package
N/A N/A Collection Date Date that a specific specimen was collected from the patient
N/A N/A Keep away from light Medical device should be shielded or kept away from light sources
N/A N/A Hydrogen gas is generated Medical device generates hydrogen gas, caution
N/A N/A Perforation Medical device packaging contains a perforation to aid in opening
N/A Federal Communications Commission 21 CFR Part 15 Meets FCC requirements per 21 CFR Part 15
EC/94/62 European Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive The Green Dot symbol On packaging, the Green Dot means that for such packaging a financial contribution has been paid to a qualified national packaging recovery organization set up in accordance with the principles defined in European Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive 94/62 and the respective national law.
N/A N/A Start panel sequence number N/A
N/A N/A End panel sequence number N/A
N/A N/A Do not freeze Indicates the medical device should not be frozen
N/A N/A Sterile™ Solution (for ChloraPrep use only as of July2020) For ChloraPrep use only as of July 2020
N/A N/A Russian product
conformity mark
Product compliant with GOST standard(s)
N/A N/A Ukrainian conformity mark Product compliant with Resolution No. 753
N/A N/A UkrSEPRO conformity mark Product compliant with DSTU (Ukrainian regulatory requirements)
N/A N/A Stainless steel instruments of Russian origin Made in Russia from corrosion-resistant steel
N/A N/A Canadian and US Certification mark Products bearing this mark have been tested and certified in accordance with applicable US and Canadian electrical safety and performance standards
N/A N/A Australian Communications Authority Complies with Australian Communications Requirements
N/A N/A USA Manufactured in the USA and/or applies to medical devices sold in the USA
ISO/DIS 15223- 1:2020(E) DRAFT
Reference no. 5.2.11. (ISO 7000-3723)
Medical Devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied — Part 1: General requirements. (Draft of New Version) Single sterile barrier system Indicates a single sterile barrier system

ISO 15223-1: 2021 Reference no. 5.2.12

Medical Devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied — Part 1: General requirements. Double sterile barrier system Indicates two sterile barrier systems
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.2.14
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labelling and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Single sterile barrier system with protective packaging outside Indicates a single sterile barrier system with protective packaging outside
ISO 15223-1: 2021
Reference no. 5.2.13
Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labelling and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Single sterile barrier system with protective packaging inside Indicates a single sterile barrier system with protective packaging inside
N/A N/A Length To indicate the approximate length medical device
MedtechEurope.Org New IVD Regulation EU 2017/746 Device for self-testing This symbol indicates that the device is a self-test in vitro diagnostic device. This means that a lay person can use it even without formal healthcare or medical experience
MedtechEurope.Org New IVD Regulation EU 2017/746 Device for near-patient testing This symbol indicates that the device is only to be used in a near patient setting by a health professional. Typically, such tests are used in ambulances, emergency units, patient homes, or workplaces etc. A ‘near patient test’ is not to be used by the patient themselves.
MedtechEurope.Org New IVD Regulation EU 2017/746 Device not for self-testing This symbol indicates that the device (applies to rapid tests only) is not intended for self-testing. A rapid test with this symbol should only be used by a trained medical or a lab professional in an appropriate setting. Manufacturers may choose to add this symbol next to the ‘’for near patient testing’’ symbol to emphasise the intended user of the test.
MedtechEurope.Org New IVD Regulation EU 2017/746 Device not for near-patient testing This symbol indicates that the device (applies to rapid tests only) is not intended for near-patient testing. A rapid test with this symbol on its label should only be used by a trained laboratory professional in a laboratory. This symbol should be put on rapid tests that are intended for exclusive use in a laboratory environment.
ISO 7010 WO21 N/A Warning; Flammable Material To warn of flammable material.
ISO 7000 ISO 7886-3 Graphical symbols for use on equipment Re-use prevention A feature that allows one use and prevents further uses.
ISO 7000 N/A RFID tag, general On packaging, packaging containers, and equipment: To indicate the presence of the RFID tag incorporated within the packaging, container, or equipment without identifying the specific air interface or data structure employed.
ISO 7001 Public Information Symbol Recycling To indicate the location of a recycling bin or container.
ISO 7000 Symbols for labeling instructions for cleansing and care procedures of textiles Washing, normal process, maximum 70 Celsius To indicate that cleaning the textile article is allowed using normal washing process at maximum temperature 70 degrees Celsius.
ISO 7000 Symbols for labeling instructions for cleansing and care procedures of textiles Bleaching by any agents To indicate that bleaching the textile article is allowed using any bleaching agents.
ISO 7000 Symbols for labeling instructions for cleansing and care procedures of textiles Tumble drying, maxium 60 Celsius To indicate that the tumble drying process is allowed only with low temperature: exhaust temperature maximum 60 degrees Celsius in the tumble drying process.
ISO 7000 Symbols for labeling instructions for cleansing and care procedures of textiles Tumble drying, maximuum 80 Celsius To indicate that the tumble drying process is allowed only with normal temperature: exhaust temperature maximum 80 degrees Celsius in the tumble drying process.
ISO 7000 Symbols for labelling instructions for cleansing and care procedures of textiles Washing, mild process, maximum 60 Celsius To indicate that cleaning the textile article is allowed using mild washing process at maximum temperature 60 degrees Celsius.
ISO 7000 Symbols for labelling instructions for cleansing and care procedures of textiles Do not tumble dry To indicate that tumble drying is not allowed in the drying process.
ISO 7000 Symbols for labelling instructions for cleansing and care procedures of textiles Do not iron To indicate that ironing is not allowed.
ISO 7000 Symbols for labelling instructions for cleansing and care procedures of textiles Do not dry clean To indicate that dry cleaning is not allowed.
ISO 7000 Symbols for labelling instructions for cleansing and care procedures of textiles Do not bleach To indicate that bleaching the textile article is not allowed.
ISO 7000 Symbols for labelling instructions for cleansing and care procedures of textiles Do not wash To indicate that washing the textile article is not allowed during the cleaning process.
ISO 7000-2503 Symbols for labelling instructions for cleansing and care procedures of textiles Filling To indicate the filling of a vessel or container by any type of liquid or produce (for example, filling of oil tanks, filling ink reservoirs, filling grain hoppers).
N/A N/A Internal sequence number Internal sequence number
ISO15223-1: 2021 Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labeling, and information to be supplied – Part 1: General requirements. Unique device identifier Indicates a carrier that contains unique device identifier information
ISO 7000 Graphical symbols for use on equipment - registered symbols Distributor To indicate the entity distributing the medical device into the locale
ISO 7000 Graphical symbols for use on equipment - registered symbols Importer To indicate the entity importing the medical device into the locale
ISO 7010 Graphical symbols — Safety colours and safety signs — Registered safety signs Warning; Laser Beam To warn of a laser beam

 

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