Information supplied by the manufacturer of medical devices

This European Standard specifies requirements for information to be supplied by a manufacturer for medical devices regulated by Council Directive 90/385/EEC relating to active implantable medical devices and Council Directive 93/42/EEC concerning medical devices. It does not specify the language to be used for such information, nor does it specify the means by which the information is to be supplied. It is also intended to complement the specific requirements of the cited EU Directives on medical devices by providing guidance on means by which certain requirements can be met. If a manufacturer follows these means, they will provide a presumption of conformity with the relevant Essential Requirements regarding information to be supplied.
This standard does not cover requirements for provision of information for in vitro diagnostic medical devices, which are covered by other labelling standards (see Bibliography).
NOTE   When national transpositions of the Directives specify the means by which information shall be supplied, this standard does not provide derogation from these requirements for that country.

Bereitstellung von Informationen durch den Hersteller von Medizinprodukten

Die vorliegende !Europäische" Norm legt Anforderungen an Informationen fest, die von einem Hersteller für Medizinprodukte nach der EU-Richtlinie 90/385/EWG zu aktiven implantierbaren medizinischen Geräten und EU-Richtlinie 93/42/EWG zu Medizinprodukten zur Verfügung zu stellen sind. Es werden weder die verwendete Sprache für diese Informationen noch die Mittel festgelegt, mit denen die Informationen zu geben sind. Es ist ferner beabsichtigt, die besonderen Anforderungen der genannten EU-Richtlinien zu Medizinprodukten durch die Bereitstellung einer Anleitung zu ergänzen, wie bestimmte Anforderungen erfüllt werden können. Wenn diese Hinweise von einem Hersteller befolgt werden, so liefern sie eine Annahme der Übereinstimmung mit den relevanten grundlegenden Anforderungen hinsichtlich der bereitzustellenden Information.
Die vorliegende Norm schließt keine Anforderungen an die Bereitstellung von Informationen für In-vitro-Diag-nostika ein, die von anderen genannten Normen abgedeckt werden (siehe Literaturhinweise).
ANMERKUNG   Sofern nationale Umstellungen der Richtlinien die Mittel festlegen, mit denen Informationen zur Verfügung zu stellen sind, führt die vorliegende Norm nicht zu einer teilweisen Aufhebung dieser Anforderungen für das bestimmte Land.

Informations fournies par le fabricant de dispositifs médicaux

La !présente Norme européenne" spécifie les exigences concernant les informations à fournir par un fabricant de dispositifs médicaux d’après la réglementation dictée par la Directive du Conseil 90/385/CEE relative aux dispositifs médicaux implantables actifs et par la Directive du Conseil 93/42/CEE concernant les dispositifs médicaux. Elle ne spécifie pas la langue à utiliser pour ces informations ni les moyens par lesquels les informations sont fournies. Elle a également pour but de venir compléter les exigences spécifiques des Directives UE sur les dispositifs médicaux citées en donnant des indications sur la manière dont certaines exigences peuvent être satisfaites. Si un fabricant suit ces indications, celles-ci laissent à présumer de la conformité aux exigences essentielles relatives à la fourniture d'informations.
La présente norme ne couvre pas les exigences concernant la fourniture d’informations pour les dispositifs médicaux de diagnostic in vitro qui font l'objet d'autres normes d'étiquetage (voir Bibliographie).
NOTE   Lorsque des transpositions nationales des directives précisent les moyens par lesquels les informations doivent être fournies, la présente norme ne propose pas de dérogation à ces exigences pour un pays particulier.

Informacije, ki jih proizvajalec priloži medicinskim pripomočkom

Ta evropski standard določa zahteve za informacije, ki jih mora proizvajalec predložiti medicinskim pripomočkom, kar urejata Direktiva Sveta 90/385/EGS, ki obravnava aktivne medicinske pripomočke za vsaditev, in Direktiva Sveta 93/42/EGS o medicinskih pripomočkih. Ne določa jezika informacij in načina, na katerega je treba informacije predložiti. Namenjen je tudi dopolnitvi posebnih zahtev navedenih direktiv EU o medicinskih pripomočkih z zagotavljanjem navodil o načinu možnega izpolnjevanja določenih zahtev. Če proizvajalec upošteva te načine, priskrbi zagotovilo o skladnosti z ustreznimi bistvenimi zahtevami v zvezi z informacijami, ki jih je treba predložiti. Ta standard ne obravnava zahtev za zagotavljanje informacij za diagnostične medicinske pripomočke in vitro, ki so obravnavane v drugih standardih za označevanje (glej poglavje Literatura).

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SIST EN 1041:2008+A1:2013
EUROPEAN STANDARD NORME EUROPÉENNE EUROPÄISCHE NORM
EN 1041:2008+A1

September 2013 ICS 01.110; 11.040.01; 11.120.01 Supersedes EN 1041:2008 English version

Information supplied by the manufacturer of medical devices
Informations fournies par le fabricant de dispositifs médicaux

Bereitstellung von Informationen durch den Hersteller von Medizinprodukten This European Standard

was approved by CEN on 4 July 2008 and includes Amendment 1 approved by CEN on 11 July 2013.

CEN and CENELEC members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN and CENELEC member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translation under the responsibility of a CEN and CENELEC member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN and CENELEC members are the national standards bodies and national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.

CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Avenue Marnix 17, B-1000 Brussels © 2013 CEN/CENELEC All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CEN national Members and for CENELEC Members. Ref. No. EN 1041:2008+A1:2013 E

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EN 1041:2008+A1:2013 (E) 2 Contents Page Foreword ...................................................................................................................................................................... 3 Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................. 4 1 Scope .............................................................................................................................................................. 5 2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 5 3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 5 4 Requirements ................................................................................................................................................. 6 4.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................ 6 4.2 Units, symbols and colours .......................................................................................................................... 6 4.3 Language and country identifiers ................................................................................................................ 7 4.4 Dates ............................................................................................................................................................... 7 4.5 Device nomenclature ..................................................................................................................................... 7 4.5.1 Identifiers of nomenclature ........................................................................................................................... 7 4.5.2 Device common terms .................................................................................................................................. 7 4.5.3 Batch code; lot number; batch number; lot code ...................................................................................... 7 5 Requirements for provision of information ................................................................................................ 7 5.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................ 7 5.1.1 !Safe and effective use of the device" ................................................................................................. 7 5.1.2 !Address required under medical devices directives" ....................................................................... 7 5.2 Specific requirements ................................................................................................................................... 8 5.2.1 Applicability .................................................................................................................................................... 8 5.2.2 Accessibility ................................................................................................................................................... 8 5.2.3 Legibility ......................................................................................................................................................... 8 5.2.4 Availability ...................................................................................................................................................... 9 5.2.5 Security ........................................................................................................................................................... 9 5.2.6 Changes to information provided ................................................................................................................ 9 6 Documentation ............................................................................................................................................... 9 Annex A (informative)

Requirements and guidance for Directives 93/42/EEC and 90/385/EEC, as amended 10 A.1 Requirements and guidance for medical devices (Directive 93/42/EEC) ............................................... 10 A.2 Requirements and guidance for active implantable medical devices (Directive 90/385/EEC) ............ 16 Annex B (informative)

Guidance on alternative labelling for instructions for use (IFU) .................................... 20 B.1 Guidance on alternative labelling for medical devices (Directive 93/42/EEC) ...................................... 21 B.2 Guidance on alternative labelling for active implantable medical devices (Directive 90/385/EEC) .... 22 Annex ZA (informative)

Relationship between this European Standard and the Essential Requirements of EU Directive 93/42/EC .................................................................................................................................. 23 Annex ZB (informative)

Relationship between this European Standard and the Essential Requirements of EU Directive 90/385/EC ................................................................................................................................ 24 Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................. 25

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EN 1041:2008+A1:2013 (E) 3 Foreword This document (EN 1041:2008+A1:2013) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/CLC/TC 3 “Quality management and corresponding general aspects for medical devices”, the secretariat of which is held by NEN. This European Standard !deleted text" shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by March 2014 and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by March 2014. !Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent rights. CEN [and/or CENELEC] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights." This document includes Amendment 1 approved by CEN on 11 July 2013. This document supersedes !EN 1041:2008". The start and finish of text introduced or altered by amendment is indicated in the text by tags !". This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directives 93/42/EEC and 90/385/EEC, as amended, with the exception of 3.3 and Annex B. Annex A provides practical guidance about the implementation of the essential requirements of the applicable Directives. For relationship with EU Directives, see informative Annexes ZA and ZB, which are integral parts of this document. According to the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organisations of the following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

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EN 1041:2008+A1:2013 (E) 4 Introduction The first edition of this standard was drafted in a period when the Active Implantable Medical Device Directive (AIMDD) (90/385/EEC) and the Medical Device Directive (MDD) (93/42/EEC) were relatively new and the In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Device Directive (IVDD) (98/79/EEC) was not in existence. In addition, at the time the previous edition of this standard was adopted, the established method of providing information on, with, or otherwise in association with a device was by hard copy. Predominantly, this was printed copy on substrates such as paper, card, or plastic. Since the time of approval of the first edition of this standard on 18 January 1998, the MDD and AIMDD have been amended. In addition, other methods of provision of information have become freely available and widely used. The intention of this second edition is to make available guidance for manufacturers of medical devices that is appropriate regardless of the means used to disseminate that information as well as to update the requirements to reflect the changes to Directives 90/385/EEC and 93/42/EEC. In this standard, Directives 90/385/EEC and 93/42/EEC refer to the versions amended in 2007. The guidance reflects the desire to take into account different methods of provision of information, and it is intended that it should, as far as possible, be suitable for future methods of provision of information. The requirements and guidance will provide manufacturers with appropriate means to ensure that their provision of information is relevant to all intended recipients and is in compliance with the Essential Requirements of the Directives. The requirements may also provide means by which compliance can be tested by regulatory and inspection agencies. The possibility of providing information by alternative means is foreseen in Directives 93/42/EEC and 90/385/EEC. Annex B provides guidance on alternative labelling. SIST EN 1041:2008+A1:2013

EN 1041:2008+A1:2013 (E) 5 1 Scope

This !European Standard" specifies requirements for information to be supplied by a manufacturer for medical devices regulated by Council Directive 90/385/EEC relating to active implantable medical devices and Council Directive 93/42/EEC concerning medical devices. It does not specify the language to be used for such information, nor does it specify the means by which the information is to be supplied. It is also intended to complement the specific requirements of the cited EU Directives on medical devices by providing guidance on means by which certain requirements can be met. If a manufacturer follows these means, they will provide a presumption of conformity with the relevant Essential Requirements regarding information to be supplied. This standard does not cover requirements for provision of information for in vitro diagnostic medical devices, which are covered by other labelling standards (see Bibliography). NOTE When national transpositions of the Directives specify the means by which information shall be supplied, this standard does not provide derogation from these requirements for that country. 2 Normative references !The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies." !deleted text" EN ISO 3166-1,!1)" Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions  Part 1: Country codes (ISO 3166-1:2006) ISO 639-1, Codes for the representation of names of languages  Part 1: Alpha-2 Code ISO 1000, SI units and recommendations for the use of their multiples and of certain other units ISO 8601, Data elements and interchange formats  Information interchange  Representation of dates and times CEN/TR 15133, Nomenclature  Collective terms and codes for groups of medical devices 3 Terms and definitions For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply. 3.1 batch; lot defined amount of material or a number of devices, including finished product and accessories, that is processed in one process or a series of related processes

NOTE The defined amount of material or number of devices will normally be associated with a unique statement of conformity to a defined quality specification.

! 1) EN ISO 3166-1 is currently impacted by the corrigendum EN ISO 3166-1:2006/AC:2008, Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions  Part 1: Country codes (ISO 3166-1:2006/Cor 1:2007)." SIST EN 1041:2008+A1:2013

EN 1041:2008+A1:2013 (E) 6 3.2 batch code; lot number; batch number; lot code unique identifier associated with a single batch or lot (see 3.1) 3.3 alternative labelling any form of electronically accessible information supplied by the manufacturer (see 3.4) related to a medical device such as CD/DVD-ROM, Internet or other mode 3.4 information supplied by the manufacturer

all material, however provided, relating to the identification, technical description and use of a medical device that is intended to ensure the safe, effective and compliant use of the device NOTE Shipping documents and promotional material are excluded from this definition when identification, technical description and use of a medical device are not intended to ensure the safe, effective and compliant use of the device.

3.5 medical device any instrument, apparatus, appliance, software, material or other article, whether used alone or in combination, including the software intended by its manufacturer to be used specifically for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes and necessary for its proper application, intended by the manufacturer to be used for human beings for the purpose of:  diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, treatment or alleviation of disease;  diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, alleviation of or compensation for an injury or handicap;  investigation, replacement or modification of the anatomy or of a physiological process;  control of conception; and which does not achieve its principal intended action in or on the human body by pharmacological, immunological or metabolic means, but which may be assisted in its function by such means [Council Directive concerning medical devices (93/42/EEC), Article 1, paragraph 2 (a)] 3.6 user any person, legal or natural, for whom the information supplied (see 3.4) is intended 4 Requirements 4.1 General Product information and labelling shall be part of risk management procedures. NOTE 1

Due consideration should be given to the guidance provided in Annex A. NOTE 2

Product-related standards may require additional information to be supplied. 4.2 Units, symbols and colours Units used shall be SI units as specified in ISO 1000 or any other legal units. !Symbols and safety-related identification colours shall be explained in the information supplied unless they are taken from harmonised standards." SIST EN 1041:2008+A1:2013

EN 1041:2008+A1:2013 (E) 7 4.3 Language and country identifiers If the manufacturer decides to identify the language used in the information provided, for example to indicate to users the appropriate language in a multilingual document, this shall be done using the language codes given in ISO 639-1 and/or the plain text of the language (e.g. “English”). If the manufacturer decides to identify the country in the information provided, for example to indicate to users the appropriate customer service contact details for their country, this shall be done using the country codes given in EN ISO 3166-1 and/or the plain name of the country (e.g. “France”).

4.4 Dates Any human-readable date shall be expressed in the format YYYY-MM-DD, YYYY-MM or YYYY, in accordance with ISO 8601. NOTE

The choice of format will be determined by the requirements of the relevant Directives and the specific nature of the devices concerned. 4.5 Device nomenclature 4.5.1 Identifiers of nomenclature When it is required to include the identification of the generic device group or the device category in the information supplied with the device, this may be done using a nomenclature that is in compliance with EN ISO 15225. NOTE

For details of nomenclatures claimed to be in compliance with EN ISO 15225, see the Bibliography. 4.5.2 Device common terms When it is appropriate to identify collective terms for medical devices in the information supplied, for example common technology or common materials of construction, this shall be done using the terms and codes set out in CEN/TR 15133. 4.5.3 Batch code; lot number; batch number; lot code These shall consist of alphanumeric characters but may also be presented by other means, for example by using machine-readable codes. 5 Requirements for provision of information 5.1 General 5.1.1 !Safe and effective use of the device" Any means of provision of information with medical devices shall take into account the intended users, the conditions of use and any issues specific to individual device types that are necessary for the safe and effective use of the device. This shall apply regardless of whether the specific requirements listed below apply to the device. The appropriate way of providing information shall be based on a risk assessment and in line with the training, experience and education of the intended users. 5.1.2 !Address required under medical devices directives

All medical devices which are placed on the market and put into service within the Community, shall contain the name or trade name and address of the manufacturer in the information supplied by the manufacturer. When the SIST EN 1041:2008+A1:2013

EN 1041:2008+A1:2013 (E) 8 manufacturer does not have a registered place of business in the Community, the information shall contain in addition the name and address of the authorised representative.

For devices covered by the MDD, the name or the trade name and address of the manufacturer shall appear on the label and in the instruction for use if provided with the device. When the manufacturer does not have a registered place of business in the Community, the label, or the outer packaging, or instructions for use shall contain, in addition, the name and address of the authorised representative.

For devices covered by the AIMDD, the name and address of the manufacturer shall appear on the sterile pack and the sales packaging and in the instruction for use. When the manufacturer does not have a registered place of business in the Community, the sales packaging and the instructions for use shall contain, in addition, the name and address of the authorised representative. The address to be used shall be the same as the address of the manufacturer and/or the authorised representative as their registered place of business. The address shall be the same as the address used on the declaration of conformity, in relevant certificates and in the European database for medical devices. The full address used shall contain the following elements insofar as they are available in the address system of the country where the relevant entity (manufacturer or authorised representative) is registered:  street/road;  number/house/floor;  postal code;  city;  state/region; and  country. The information regarding street/road and number/house/floor may be omitted if a postal code dedicated to the manufacturer (corporate postal code) or authorised representative is used which fully replaces the indication of street/road and number/house/floor, and is not a PO box number." 5.2 Specific requirements 5.2.1 Applicability These specific requirements shall be applicable to all devices to the extent that they are applicable to the specific device type concerned and to the means of provision of the relevant information. For example, the requirement to allow for a “use by” date is not applicable to devices that do not bear a “use by” date. 5.2.2 Accessibility The information presented with a device shall be accessible to intended users taking into account their age, education, knowledge and training. When appropriate, a specific means of provision may be restricted to users to whom it is particularly applicable. NOTE

This requirement may result in more than one means of provision being necessary. 5.2.3 Legibility Information intended for visual recognition shall be easily legible when viewed using normal vision, corrected if necessary, taking into account the specific size and conditions of use of the particular device. SIST EN 1041:2008+A1:2013

EN 1041:2008+A1:2013 (E) 9 5.2.4 Availability Information shall be available as long as reasonably necessary, taking the lifetime of the device into consideration. 5.2.5 Security As far as practicably possible, the medium of information provision shall be protected from corruption, degradation and deliberate change by those other than the manufacturer, whether malicious or not. If the user can readily identify faulty information, for example by virtue of damaged labels, advice on the action to take shall be provided. Where the damage to information is not readily apparent and/or the consequences of damage are not obvious, guidance shall be provided on how to maintain the security of the information and limit any adverse consequences. NOTE

When appropriate and relevant, manufacturers should consider if there are any preventative measures that can be taken to maintain information security in relation to customer service. 5.2.6 Changes to information provided Any changes to information provided for existing users shall be clearly communicated if they are important for patient safety. 6 Documentation Documentation relating to information provided shall be maintained in the technical documentation(s) relating to the device(s) that are the subject of the information. This may take the form of a specific section holding all the documentation or, alternatively, references to parts of a larger document where the information may be found, such as a quality manual. SIST EN 1041:2008+A1:2013

EN 1041:2008+A1:2013 (E) 10 Annex A (informative)
Requirements and guidance for Directives 93/42/EEC and 90/385/EEC, as amended
NOTE

This annex covers those non-active and active medical devices to which Council Directives 93/42/EEC and 90/385/EEC apply, hereinafter called medical devices. A.1 Requirements and guidance for medical devices (Directive 93/42/EEC) NOTE

The left-hand column reproduces verbatim the requirements for information to be supplied by the manufacturer from Directive 93/42/EEC concerning Medical Devices given in the Essential Requirements in Annex I. The right hand column gives guidance and further explanation, as appropriate. Where no guidance is given, the Essential Requirements are not reproduced below. Requirements Information Requirements from the Council Directive concerning Medical Devices given in the Essential Requirements in Annex I Guidance General 8.7. The packaging and/or label of the device must distinguish between identical or similar products sold in both sterile and non-sterile condition.

In accordance with this standard, sterile devices are identified as such, preferably by the symbols as given in EN 980 or the word stating this condition. Sterile devices should be prominently labelled by the appropriate symbols as given in EN 980. The definitions of sterile as given in EN 556-1 and EN 556-2 apply. Where both sterile and non-sterile versions of the same device from the same manufacturer are available in similar packaging and where, in such cases, the non-sterile device could be mistaken as sterile, it may be necessary for the safety of the patient, to provide a prominent

statement of non-sterility. The similarity can either originate in the device itself or its packaging. 10.3. The measurements made by devices with a measuring function must be expressed in legal units conforming to the provisions of Council Directive 80/181/EEC. See 4.2, requirements, of this standard. 11.4.1. The operating instructions for devices emitting radiation must give detailed information as to the nature of the emitted radiation, means of protecting the patient and user and on ways of avoiding misuse and of eliminating the risks inherent in installation.

Radiation is not limited to ionizing radiation. Other examples of radiation include heat and laser radiation (see also 89/618/Euratom). 13. Information supplied by the manufacturer

13.1. Each device must be accompanied by the information needed to use it safely and properly, taking account of the training and knowledge of the potential users, and to identify the manufacturer. Any information should be made available in a way that is understandable to the intended user and/or patient. For complex equipment a user-friendly guide on how to check and operate the device in an emergency will be of SIST EN 1041:2008+A1:2013

EN 1041:2008+A1:2013 (E) 11 Requirements Information Requirements from the Council Directive concerning Medical Devices given in the Essential Requirements in Annex I Guidance benefit in addition to instructions of use. This information comprises the details on the label and the data in the instructions for use.

As far as practicable and appropriate, the information needed to use the device safely must be set out on the device itself and/or on the packaging for each unit or, where appropriate, on the sales packaging. If individual packaging of each unit is not practicable, the information must be set out in the leaflet supplied with one or more devices. When instructions for use are provided by means of a leaflet, the number of leaflets in a multiple pack is determined by the manufacturer, taking into consideration the use of the device. Information may also be provided by electronic means (see Annex B). Many devices, particularly active devices and many non-active class I devices, will not be supplied with packaging, apart from transit containers. In the absence of suitable packaging, any information should be supplied on labelling, accompanying documentation, or marking of the device, as necessary. Instructions for use must be included in the packaging for every device. By way of exception, no such instructions for use are needed for devices in Class I or Class IIa if they can be used safely without any such instructions.

13.2. Where appropriate, this information should take the form of symbols. Any symbol or identification colour used must conform to harmonized standards. In areas for which no standards exist, the symbols and colours must be described in the documentation supplied with the device. Documentation can be the label and/or instructions for use. See 4.2 requirements, of this standard. 13.3. The label must bear the following particulars: National regulations may require the information referred to in sections 13.3 and 13.6 of Annex I of the medical devices directive to be in their national language(s) or in another Community language when a device reaches the final user, regardless of whether it is for professional or other use (93/42/EEC, Article 4, paragraph 4). The use of symbols that conform to harmonized standards will mean that there is no need to translate certain information. (a) the name or trade name and address of the manufacturer. For devices imported into the Community, in view of their distribution in the Community, the label, or the outer packaging, or instructions for use, shall contain in addition the name and address of the authorized representative where the manufacturer does not have a registered place of business in the Community; The full postal addresses may not be necessary if the information is sufficient to contact them, e.g., name or trade name, post code, country. However, the address needs to be sufficient to contact the physical location of the manufacturer and/o

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