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Transport, handling, and packaging

Reference
Symbol
Name
Definition
Note
IEC 60878 0632
0632
Temperature limit
To identify the temperature limits, for example on transport packaging to indicate limits within which the package has to be kept and handled. The temperature values may be shown adjacent to the symbol
Indicates the temperature limits to which the medical device can be safely exposed. The upper and lowerlimits of temperature shall be indicated adjacent to the upper and lower horizontal lines.
IEC 60878 2620
2620
Humidity limitation
To indicate the acceptable upper and lower limits of relative humidity for transport and storage
IEC 60878 2621
2621
Atmospheric pressure limitation
To indicate the acceptable upper and lower limits of atmospheric pressure for transport and storage
IEC 60878 2497
2497
Date of manufacture
To indicate the date on which a product was manufactured. The date can be a year, year and month, or year, month, day. The date shall be placed adjacent to the symbol. The date may for example be given as follows: 1996-06-12
Indicates the date when the medical device was manufactured.

Note 1 – On medical devices, the date shall be expressed asin ISO 8601 as four digits for the year and, where appropriate, two digits for the month and two digits for the day.

Note 2 – If this symbol is filled, the date of manufacture as well as the name and address of the manufacturer can be combined in one symbol. See ISO 15223-1:2012, Annex A and ISO 7000-3082.
IEC 60878 3082
3082
Manufacturer
To identify the manufacturer of a product. This symbol shall be used filled in all applications to differentiate it from ISO 7000-2497
This symbol shall be accompanied by the name and address of the manufacturer (i.e. the person placing the medical device on the market), adjacent to the symbol.

Note – The date of manufacture, as well as the name and address of the manufacturer, can be combined in this symbol. See symbol 2497.
IEC 60878 15223-1.5.1.2
15223-1.5.1.2
Authorised Representative in the European Community
Indicates the Authorised Representative in the European Community
IEC 60878 2493 
2493
Catalogue number
To identify the manufacturer’s catalogue number, for example on a medical device or the corresponding packaging. The catalogue number shall be placed adjacent to the symbol
IEC 60878 2498
2498
Serial number
To identify the manufacturer’s serial number, for example on a medical device or its packaging. The serial number shall be placed adjacent to the symbol
IEC 60878 1135
1135
General symbol for recovery/recyclable
To indicate that the marked item or its material is part of a recovery or recycling process
IEC 60878 0533
0533
Upper limit of temperature
Indicates the upper limit of temperature to which the medical device can be safely exposed. The upper limit of temperature shall be indicated adjacent to the upper horizontal line.
IEC 60878 0534
0534
Lower limit of temperature
Indicates the lower limit of temperature to which the medical device can be safely exposed. The lower limit of temperature shall be indicated adjacent to the lower horizontal line.
IEC 60878 0615
0615
Protect from heat and radioactive sources
Indicates a medical device that needs protection from heat and radioactive sources.
IEC 60878 0624
0624
Keep away from sunlight
Indicates a medical device that needs protection from light sources or heat.
IEC 60878 0626
0626
Keep away from rain
Indicates a medical device that needs to be protected from moisture.
IEC 60878 1051
1051
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.
IEC 60878 2492
2492
Batch code
To identify the manufacturer's batch or lot code, for example on a medical device or the corresponding packaging. The code shall be placed adjacent to the symbol.
IEC 60878 2499
2499
Sterile
Indicates a medical device that has been subjected to a sterilization process.
IEC 60878 2500
2500
Sterilized using aseptic processing techniques
Indicates a medical device that has been manufactured using accepted aseptic techniques.
IEC 60878 2501
2501
Sterilized using ethylene oxide
Indicates a medical device that has been sterilized using ethylene oxide.
IEC 60878 2502
2502
Sterilized using irradiation
Indicates a medical device that has been sterilized using irradiation.
IEC 60878 2503
2503
Sterilized using steam or dry heat
Indicates a medical device that has been sterilized using steam or dry heat.
IEC 60878 2607
2607
Use by date
On packaging. To indicate that the device should not be used after the date accompanying the symbol, for example on a medical device or its packaging. The expiration date can be a year, year and month, or year, month, day. The date shall be shown adjacent to the symbol. The date may for example be given as follows: 1997-06-12.

IEC TR 60878 note:
 

The date shall be expressed as in ISO 8601 as four digits for the year and, where appropriate, two digits for the month and two digits for the day. For some medical devices (e.g. IVDs), this date is only valid when the medical device is unopened.

IEC 60878 0621
0621
Fragile
Handle with care. Indicates a medical device that can be broken or damaged if not handled carefully.
EN 50419
50419
Crossed-out wheeled bin
Marking of EEE (electrical and electronic equipment). Follow local requirements for proper disposal.
FDA Final Rule - Rx Only
RX Only
Prescription only
Prescription device.
IEC 60878 2794
Quantity symbol
Packaging unit
To indicate the number of pieces in the package.
IEC 60878 2492
Model symbol
Model number
To identify the model number or type number of a product.