Packaging Symbols Explained

Symbol

Title

Definition

Manufacturer

Manufacturer

Indicates the medical device manufacturer, as defined in EU Directive 93/42/EEC

Authorized representative in the European Community

Authorized Representative in the European Community

Indicates the Authorized Representative in the European Community.

Date of manufacture

Date of Manufacture

Symbol for date of manufacture. This symbol is accompanied by a date.

Use-by date

Use-by Date

Indicates the date after which the medical device is not to be used.

Batch Code

Lot Number

Indicates the manufacturer's lot number so that the lot can be identified NOTE: Synonyms for "Lot Number" are "barch code" and "batch number"

Catalogue number

Reference Number

Indicates the manufacturer's reference number so that the medical device can be identified NOTE: Synonyms for "reference number" are "catalogue number" and "reorder number"

Sterilized using Ethylene Oxide

Sterilized Using Ethylene Oxide

Indicates a medical device that has been sterilized using ethylene oxide.

Do not resterilize

Do Not Resterilize

Indicates a medical device that is not to be resterilized.

None Sterile

Non-Sterile

Indicates a medical device that has not been subjected to a sterilization process.

Do not use if package is damaged

Do Not Use if Package is Damaged

Indicates a medical device that should not be used if the package has been damaged or opened.

Do not re-use

Do Not Reuse

Indicates a medical device that is intended for one use, or for use on a single patient during a single procedure.

Caution

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.

Consult instructions for use

Cconsult Instructions For Use.

Indicates the need for the user to consult the instructions for use.

Caution: Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

Prescription Only

Caution: Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

CE Mark

CE Mark

CE mark Product conforms with the essential requirements in the European Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC

CE Mark

CE Mark

CE mark including NSAI (notified body) identification number. Product conforms with the essential requirements in the European Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC