On Monday, April 4th, FDA announced a publication entitled “Modifications to the List of Recognized Standards, Recognition List Number: 041,” which contains modifications to the list of standards FDA recognizes for use in premarket reviews. In its announcement, FDA stated that the publication “will assist manufacturers who elect to declare conformity with consensus standards to meet certain requirements for medical devices.”
Included in the modifications are the addition, withdrawal, correction, and revision of certain consensus standards that will be recognized for use in premarket submissions and other regulatory requirements for medical devices. These changes will be added to the list of FDA Recognized Consensus Standards, and include the following:
- The withdrawal of standards and their replacement by others, if applicable.
- The correction of errors made by FDA in listing previously recognized standards.
- The changes to the supplementary information sheets of recognized standards that describe revisions to the applicability of the standards.
In addition, FDA lists modifications that are being made involving the addition of standards not previously recognized by the Agency, and provides a listing of new entries and consensus standards that are being added.
FDA invites interested parties to submit comments at any time, and states that these modifications are effective immediately. For a full list of FDA Recognized Consensus Standards, visit the FDA’s website.