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EN60601-1:2006 + A1:2013 Has Been Harmonized Under the MDD

This post discusses that EN60601-1:2006+Amendment 1 (A1):2013 has finally been Harmonized under the MDD. This is really big news that many of us in the medical industry have been waiting to hear occur for quite awhile. What’s The Big News About? On 16 May 2014 the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) published an [...]

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IEC 60601-1 PATIENT APPLIED PARTS of MEE – Notes 1, 2, & 3 – Part 2 of 2

In this blog, we continue our discussion on Patient Applied Parts, in Part 2, by explaining the 3 notes associated with the definition of Applied Parts, 3.8 of IEC 60601-1, 3rd ed & ed. 3.1.  We use several figures to explain these critical concepts. If you need help with the IEC 60601 series of Standards, [...]

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IEC 60601-1 Definition of Patient Applied Parts – Part 1 of 2

This blog will you understand the definition of Patient Applied Parts for medical electrical equipment under the IEC 60601-1 Standard.  This blog discusses the following points: Definition of APPLIED PART Examples of APPLIED PARTS for specific medical devices Examples of different types of APPLIED PARTS (Type B, BF, CF or & each can be Defibrillator Proof [...]

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Status Update on EN 60601-1:06 + A1:13 for EU MDD & Annexes ZA & ZZ

EN 60601-1 (2006) + A1 (2013) status for EU MDD Harmonization & Impact of Annex ZA & ZZ are discussed in this blog.

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IEC 60601 Medical Electrical Equipment Classifications: FAQ’s

IEC 60601 medical electrical equipment classification frequently asked questions are discussed in this blog.  Why do I need to classify my product for IEC 60601-1, 3rd ed.? – The standard says you have to classify“…ME EQUIPMENT, or parts thereof, including applied parts…” as noted in sub-clause 6.1 of IEC 60601-1, 3rd ed or 3rd ed. with Amendment 1 [...]