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Serial Numbers Can Be Provided On Medical Cords

Serial Numbers for Medical CordsInterpower is pleased to announce that it can provide serial numbers on medical cords per a company’s specific request. While medical cords are not classified as a medical device, companies may choose to identify their cords as a part of the UDI (Unique Device Identification) System, a new process being mandated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).

Increasing concerns about product recalls, counterfeit devices, and patient safety has led the FDA to start an UDI System in regards to most medical devices. The UDI is a unique numeric or alphanumeric code which includes a uniform list of product identifiers. Currently identification methods are fragmented and it’s sometimes difficult to trace the original product back to the manufacturer.

The FDA’s Unique Device Identification System Final Rule was issued in September 2013. As with many new laws, there are several different compliance dates, depending on the type of medical device—whether it’s a Class III, II or I. For a complete list of compliance dates, check out the FDA website.

Basically there are three steps to take to be in compliance:

  1. Create and assign the UDI.
  2. Choose the right labeling software to label the products with the UDI.
  3. Submit and store the UDI in the GUDID.

While medical cords are not classified as a medical device by the FDA, at Interpower we can provide serial numbers on medical cords per your specific requirements.

For questions or for more information such as drawings, samples, or test documents, please e-mail sales@interpower.com (United States) or uk@interpower.com (United Kingdom) or contact Customer Service in the United States at (800) 662-2290 or in the United Kingdom at +44 (0)1908 295300.