Symbol glossary

Our labelling is designed to meet all applicable international standards and regulations. We adopted the use of symbols to communicate requirements, product characteristics and provide guidance on handling and storage to the user. A compiled listing of symbols that may appear on the product labelling and the meaning of the symbol is provided here:

1. Medical Device Symbols

Symbols from ISO 15223-1 Medical devices — Symbols to be used with medical device labels, labelling and information to be supplied — Part 1: General requirements (FDA recognition number 5-90)

Manufacturer

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Indicates the medical device manufacturer.

Authorised Representative in the European Community

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Indicates the authorized representative in the European Community/European Union.

Date of manufacture

Picture: Date of manufacture

Indicates the date when the medical device was manufactured.

Use-by date

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

Batch code

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Indicates the manufacturer’s batch code so that the batch or lot can be identified.

Catalogue number

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Indicates the manufacturer’s catalogue number so that the medical device can be identified.

Serial number

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Indicates the manufacturer’s serial number so that a specific medical device can be identified.

Importer

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Indicates the entity importing the medical device into the locale.

Distributer

Picture: Distributer

Indicates the entity distributing the medical device into the locale.

Sterile

Picture: Sterile

Indicates a medical device that has been subjected to a sterilization process.

Sterilized using aseptic processing techniques

Picture: Sterilized using aseptic processing techniques

Indicates a medical device that has been manufactures using accepted aseptic techniques.

Sterilized using ethylene oxide

Picture: Sterilized using ethylene oxide

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

Sterilized using irradiation

Picture: Sterilized using irradiation

Indicates a medical device that has been sterilized using irradiation.

Sterilized using steam or dry heat

Picture: Sterilized using steam or dry heat

Indicates a medical device that has been sterilized using dry heat.

Do not resterilize

Picture: Do not resterilize

Indicates a medical device that is not to be resterilized.

Non-sterile

Picture: Non-sterile

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

Single sterile barrier system

Picture: Single sterile barrier system

Indicates a single sterile barrier system.

Double sterile barrier system

Picture: Double sterile barrier system

Indicates two sterile sterile barrier system.

Single sterile barrier system with protective packaging inside

Picture: Single sterile barrier system with protective packaging inside

Indicates a single sterile barrier system with protective packaging inside.

Single sterile barrier system with protective packaging outside

Picture: Single sterile barrier system with protective packaging outside

Indicates a single sterile barrier system with protective packaging outside.

Do not use if package is damaged and consult instruc­tions for use

Picture: Do not use if package is damaged and consult instruc­tions for use

Indicates that 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.

Keep away from sunlight

Picture: Keep away from sunlight

Indicates a medical device that needs protection from light sources.

Keep dry

Picture: Keep dry

Indicates a medical device that needs to be protected from moisture.

Lower limit of temperature

Picture: Lower limit of temperature

Indicates the lower limit of temperature to which the medical device can be safely exposed.

Upper limit of temperature

Picture: Upper limit of temperature

Indicates the upper limit of tempera­ture to which the medical device can be safely exposed.

Temperature limit

Picture: Temperature limit

Indicates the temperature limits to which the medical device can be safely exposed.

Do not re-use

Picture: Do not re-use

Indicates a medical device that is intended for one single use only.

Consult instructions for use or consult electronic instructions for use

Picture: Consult instructions for use or consult electronic instructions for use

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

Caution

Picture: Caution

Indicates that cau­tion is necessary when operating the device or control close to where the symbol is placed, or that the current situation needs operator aware­ness or operator action in order to avoid undesirable consequences.

Contains or presence of natural rubber latex

Picture: Contains or presence of natural rubber latex

Indicates the presence of natural rubber or dry natural rubber latex as a material of construction within the medical device or the packaging of a medical device.

Product was not made with natural rubber latex

Picture: Product was not made with natural rubber latex

Indicates that the medical device or the packaging of a medical device was not made of natural rubber or dry natural rubber latex as a material of construction.

Contains human blood or plasma derivatives

Picture: Contains human blood or plasma derivatives

Indicates a medical device that contains or incorporates human blood or plasma derivatives.

Contains a medicinal substance

Picture: Contains a medicinal substance

Indicates a medical device that contains or incorporates a medicinal substance.

Contains material of animal origin

Picture: Contains material of animal origin

Indicates a medical device that contains tissue, cells, or their derivatives, of animal origin.

Contains material of human origin

Picture: Contains material of human origin

Indicates a medical device that contains biological tissue, cells, or their derivatives, of human origin.

Contains hazardous substances

Picture: Contains hazardous substances

Indicates a medical device that contains substances that can be carcino­genic, mutagenic, reprotoxic (CMR), or substances with endocrine disrupt­ing properties.

Contains nano materials

Picture: Contains nano materials

Indicates a medical device that contains nano materials.

Single patient - multiple use

Picture: Single patient - multiple use

Indicates a medical device that may be used multiple times (multiple procedures) on a single patient.

Medical device

Picture: Medical device

Indicates the item is a medical device.

Unique Device Identifier

Picture: Unique Device Identifier

Indicates the unique Device Identifier information.

2. Textile Symbols

Symbols from ISO 3758 Textiles - Care labelling code using symbols

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Maximum washing temperature 95 °C

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Maximum washing temperature 95 °C; gentle process

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Maximum washing temperature 60 °C

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Maximum washing temperature 40 °C, normal process

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Maximum washing temperature 40 °C, gentle process

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Maximum washing temperature 30 °C, normal process

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Maximum washing temperature 30 °C, gentle process

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Maximum washing temperature 30 °C, very gentle process

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Wash by hand maximum temperature (40 °C)

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Do not bleach

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Tumbling possible, normal temperature, max. starting temp 80 °C

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Tumbling possible, low temperature, max. starting temp 60 °C

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Do not tumble dry

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Iron at maximum sole plate temperature (110 °C); steam may cause damage

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Do not iron

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Dry clean using Tetrachloroethylene or Hydrocarbons (distillation temperature between 150 °C to 210°C, flash point between 38 °C and 70 °C); ordinary process

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Dry clean using Tetrachloroethylene or Hydrocarbons (distillation temperature between 150 °C to 210°C, flash point between 38 °C and 70 °C); gentle process

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Do not dry clean

3. Further Symbols

Symbols from different directives and standards as listed below the table

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CE Marking of Conformity

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CE Marking of conformity incl. number of notified body

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Austria

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Belgium

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Germany

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United Kingdom

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Recycling of Polystyrene

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Trademark “The Green Dot” (license symbol of European packaging materials’ recycling)

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