Radiation-Emitting Products

Importation of Radiation-Emitting Products: Product Code Status Update

This announcement is to inform manufacturers, imports agents, brokers, and other interested parties that the old product codes for radiation-emitting products have been revised to be more specific and accurate. All imports filers recently received Administrative Message 06-0937 about these changes.

The new product codes can now be used for various radiation-emitting electronic products, such as laser products, microwave ovens, television receivers, medical x-ray systems, sunlamp products and ultrasound therapy products. The old codes should be discontinued by the end of calendar year 2006, at which point import documentation filed with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) must reference the new codes only. Once the product codes are end-dated, import entries transmitted electronically via CBP's ABI system, using the old codes will be rejected by FDA.

Below is a spreadsheet showing the 25 old codes and corresponding new codes that have been created to replace them. Unlike the old codes, the new codes allow differentiation among medical and non-medical products, type of radiation emitted, and specific product types within a product class. You should select the new codes which most specifically describe your product.

To access the product code system, you may go directly to the FDA Product Code Builder website. The product code builder contains all new codes that can be used immediately. Please note the product code tutorial lists obsolete codes and should be updated shortly.

For more general information about importing FDA-regulated products and devices, see: Import Program.

For specific information and required form for electronic products subject to performance standards (the FDA 2877), see: Importing and Exporting Electronic Products.

For more general background regarding radiation-emitting electronic products and Federal performance standards, see: Radiation-Emitting Products.

Industry Class Group Description Industry Class Group Description
94 A 11 ACCELERATOR FOR NON-MEDICAL USE 94 R BK Betatron, Non-Medical Accelerators
94 R BL Cyclotron, Non-Medical Accelerators
94 R BM Microtron, Non-Medical Accelerators
94 R BN Synchrotron, Non-Medical Accelerators
94 R BO Sterilizers, Non-Medical Accelerators
94 R BP Industrial Accelerator, Non-Medical
94 R BQ Security Accelerator
94 C 8 COLD-CATHODE GAS DISCHARGE TUBE FOR NON-MEDICAL USE 94 R BJ Cold-Cathode Gas Discharge Tubes
94 H 4 HIGH VOLTAGE VACUUM TUBE 94 R AU Night Vision Scope, High Voltage Vacuum Tubes
94 R AV High Voltage Tubes, High Voltage Vacuum Tubes
94 H 6 HIGH VOLTAGE VACUUM SWITCH 94 R AX High Voltage Vacuum Switches
94 I 13 INDUSTRIAL X-RAY SYSTEM (EXCEPT CABINET) 94 R BS Industrial X-Ray (Excluding Cabinet)
94 R BT Bottle Fill Checker, Industrial X-Ray Systems (Excluding Cabinet)
94 R BU Thickness Gauge, Industrial X-Ray Systems (Excluding Cabinet)
94 R BV Security X-Ray, Industrial X-Ray Systems (Excluding Cabinet)
94 R CN Backscatter X-Ray Systems, Personnel Security Systems
94 R CO Transmission X-Ray System, Personnel Security Systems
94 I 17 CABINET X-RAY SYSTEM 94 R CE Cabinet X-Ray, Industrial, Non-Medical
94 R CF Explosive Detection Systems, Cabinet X-Ray Systems, Non-Medical
94 R CG Security X-Ray (includes Baggage X-Ray), Cabinet X-Ray Systems, Non-Medical
94 R CH Cargo X-Ray, Cabinet X-Ray Systems, Non-Medical
94 R CP Mobile Systems, Cargo Non-Intrusive Security Systems
94 R CQ Stationary Systems, Cargo Non-Intrusive Security Systems
94 M WP Cabinet, X-Ray System, Medical
94 N 14 ANALYTICAL X-RAY SYSTEM OR COMPONENT FOR NON-MEDICAL USE 94 R BW Diffraction, Non-Medical, Analytical X-Ray Systems
94 R BX Spectroscopy, Non-Medical, Analytical X-Ray Systems
94 R BY Fluorescence, Non-Medical, Analytical X-Ray Systems
94 V 1 BOARDS, PRINTED CIRCUIT       discontinued code
94 V 2 CIRCUIT BREAKER, AUTOMATIC       discontinued code
94 V 5 CATHODE RAY TUBE 94 R AW Cathode Ray Tubes (without Electronics Chassis), Non Medical
94 V 7 TV RECEIVER OR PRODUCT CONT. TV RECEIVER, TELEVISION, COMPUTER MONITOR 94 R AY Oscilloscope (Exempted), TV Receivers & Products, Non-Medical
94 R AZ Television Receiver, Medical Imaging, Color
94 R BA Television Receiver, Medical Imaging, Monochrome
94 R BB Television Receiver, General Purpose, Color, Non-Medical
94 R BC Television Receiver, General Purpose, Monochrome, Non-Medical
94 R BD Video Monitor, Medical Imaging, Color
94 R BE Video Monitor, General Purpose, Color
94 R BF Video Monitor, Medical Imaging, Monochrome
94 R BG Video Monitor, General Purpose, Monochrome
94 R BH Projector, TV Receivers & Products
94 R BI TV View Finder, TV Receivers and Products
79 F WB Camera, Television, Surgical, Without Audio
79 F WC Camera, Television, Surgical, With Audio
79 F WD Camera, Television, Microsurgical, Without Audio
79 F WE Camera, Television, Microsurgical, With Audio
79 F WF Camera, Television, Endoscopic, Without Audio
79 F WG Camera, Televsion, Endoscopic, With Audio
79 H JG System, Reading, Television, Closed-Circuit
95 L 22 LASER PRODUCT FOR NON-MEDICAL USE 95 R DV Automotive Accessory, Automobile or Transport Vehicle, Laser
95 R DW General Purpose Laser Products, Non-Medical
95 R EJ Toy, Novelty, Play Laser Product
95 R EK Research Laser, Scientific, Laboratory Laser Products
95 R EL Guide-Star Laser System, Research, Scientific, Laboratory Laser Products
95 R EM Spectroscopy Instrument, Laser, Research, Scientific, Laboratory Laser Products
95 R EN Particle-Size Measuring Instrument, Laser, Scientific, Laboratory Laser Products
95 R EO Analytical Measuring and Detection, Research, Scientific, Laboratory Laser Products
95 R EP Surveying Laser Product, Leveling, Alignment Laser Products
95 R EQ Ranging (Geodimeter) Laser Products
95 R ER Alignment Laser Product, Surveying, Leveling, Alignment Laser Products
95 R ES Laser Pointer, Surveying, Leveling, Alignment Laser Products
95 R ET Laser Target Designator, Surveying, Leveling, Alignment Laser Products
95 R EU Laser Aiming Product, Visible, Surveying, Leveling, Alignment Laser Products
95 R EV Laser Aiming Product, Non-Visible, Surveying, Leveling, Alignment Laser Products
95 R EW IR Laser Illuminator with Alignment Aid/Night Vision System, Safety, Security, Surveillance Laser Products
95 R EX IR Laser Illuminator Only/Night Vision System, Safety, Security, Surveillance Laser Products
95 R EY Collision-Avoidance Laser System, Safety, Security, Surveillance Laser Products
95 R EZ Laser Traffic Signal, Safety, Security, Surveillance Laser Products
95 R FA Laser Automotive Lighting & Signals,Safety, Security, Surveillance Laser Products
95 R FB IR Laser Intrusion Detection/Security System, Safety, Security, Surveillance Laser Products
95 R FC Laser Radar (Lidar) or Speed Measurement, Safety, Security, Surveillance Laser Products
95 R FD Laser Weapon (Military or Police), Safety, Security, Surveillance Laser Products
95 R FE Laser Cutter, Material Processing Laser Products
95 R FF Laser Welder, Material Processing Laser Products
95 R FG Microelectronic Mask or Chip Checking/Repair, Material Processing Laser Products
95 R FH UV Curing, Material Processing Laser Products
95 R FI Print Industry Plate Maker, Material Processing Laser Products
95 R FJ Process Control, Material Processing Laser Products
95 R FK Laser Vision, Material Processing
95 R FL Laser Micrometer, Material Processing
95 R FM Laser-Based Material Positioning System
95 R ZN General Industrial Use Material Processing Laser Products
95 R FN Fiber Optic Communication and Data Transfer, Laser
95 R FO IR Free-Space Data Transmit/Control, Laser
95 R FP Remote Controller, Laser, Data Measurement, Transmit
95 R FQ Interferometric Position Measuring Product, Laser
95 R FR Product Incorporating Certified Class 1 Laser Data Measurement, Transmit, Control
95 R FS Reprographics, Laser, Utility/Peripheral Laser Products
95 R FT Laser Printer, Utility/Peripheral Laser Products
95 R FU Laser FAX Machine, Utility/Peripheral Laser Products
95 R FV CD, CD-ROM Player, Laser Utility/Peripheral Laser Products
95 R FW DVD, DVD-ROM Player, Laser Utility/Peripheral Laser Products
95 R FX CD-R, CD-RW Recorder, Utility/Peripheral Laser Products
95 R FY DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RAM, DVD+RW, DVD-RW Recorder, Utility/Peripheral Laser Products
95 R FZ UPC Reader (Bar Code Reader), Utility/Peripheral Laser Products
95 R ZP Home/Office Machine Incorporating Utility/Peripheral Laser
95 R GA Product Incorporating Certified Class 1 Data Utility/Peripheral Laser Products
95 R GB Veterinary Laser, In Vitro and Other Medical Laser Products
81 G KT Separator, Automated, Blood Cell, Diagnostic
81 G KZ Automated Differential Cell Counter
81 G KL Cell Particle Counter (Automated)
88 L KM Urine Particle Counter
81 M ZK System, Separation, Hematopoietic Stem Cell
83 M SQ Test, Urea (Breath or Blood) for H. Pylori Test
81 J PA Multipurpose System for Invitro Coagulation
85 M RX System, Laser Assisted Hatching
81 K EX Sorter, Cell
81 M YY Separator, Semi-Automated, Blood Component
95 L 29 LASER LIGHT SHOW 95 R DZ Low-Power Laser Light Show Projector
95 R EA High-Power Laser Light Show Projector (Output > 5mW)
95 R EB High-Power Laser Light Show
95 R EC Laser Video Projector
95 R ED Laser Advertising Display System
95 R EE Laser Visual Display - Display Retinal Image, Non-Medical Display Product
95 R EI Laser Science Education Products
95 L 30 LASER PRINTERS 95 R FS Reprographics, Laser, Utility/Peripheral Laser Products
95 R FT Laser Printer, Utility/Peripheral Laser Products
95 R FU Laser FAX Machine, Utility/Peripheral Laser Products
95 R ZP Home/Office Machine Incorporating Utility/Peripheral Laser
95 L 31 CD PLAYERS (COMPACT DISC PLAYERS) 95 R FV CD, CD-ROM Player, Laser Utility/Peripheral Laser Products
95 R FX CD-R, CD-RW Recorder, Utility/Peripheral Laser Products
95 L 32 CD PLAYER COMBINATION SYSTEMS 95 R FV CD, CD-ROM Player, Laser Utility/Peripheral Laser Products
95 R FW DVD, DVD-ROM Player, Laser Utility/Peripheral Laser Products
95 R FX CD-R, CD-RW Recorder, Utility/Peripheral Laser Products
95 R FY DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RAM, DVD+RW, DVD-RW Recorder, Utility/Peripheral Laser Products
95 U 19 SUNLAMP PRODUCT (PRE-STANDARD) FOR NON-MEDICAL USE 95 R AB Sunlamp Products (Pre-Standard)
95 U 20 ULTRAVIOLET PRODUCT (MISCELLANEOUS) FOR NON-MEDICAL USE 95 R GD Counterfeit Detection, Ultraviolet Surveillance & Detection Products
95 R GE Scientific Crystallography, Ultraviolet Surveillance & Detection Products
95 R GF Forensics, Noncoherent Light Source, Ultraviolet Surveillance & Detection Products
95 R GG Forensics Laser, Ultraviolet Surveillance & Detection Products
95 R GH Toilet Seat Sanitizer, Ultraviolet Hygiene Products, Non-Medical
95 R GI Hand Washing Sanitizer, Ultraviolet Hygiene Products, Non-Medical
95 R GJ Countertop Sanitizer, Ultraviolet Hygiene Products
95 R GK Towel Cleaner, Ultraviolet Hygiene Products
95 R GM Photochemical Curing and Adhesive, Ultraviolet Commercial/Consumer Products, Non-Medical
95 R GN Photochemical Curing and Adhesive Laser, Ultraviolet Commercial/Consumer Products, Non-Medical
95 R GO UV Curing, Noncoherent Light Source, Commercial/Consumer Products
95 R GP Black Light, Ultraviolet Commercial/Consumer Products
95 R GQ Cosmetology, Ultraviolet Commercial/Consumer Products
95 R GR Air Purifier, Ultraviolet Commercial/Consumer Products
95 R GS Water Purifier, Ultraviolet Commercial/Consumer Products
95 R GT Spectroscopy, Ultraviolet Fluorescence, Commercial/Consumer
76 N OB Unit, Ultraviolet Sanitation/Sterilization (For Toothbrushes), Non-Sterile
76 M CF Unit, Ultraviolet Sanitation/Sterilization (For Toothbrushes)
86 L YL Accessories, Solution, Ultrasonic Cleaners for Lenses
95 U 28 MERCURY VAPOR LAMP FOR NON-MEDICAL USE 95 R DX Mercury Vapor Lamp
95 R DY Metal Halide Lamp, Mercury Vapor Lamps
96 H 2 MICROWAVE HEATING PRODUCT (EXCEPT OVEN FOR FOOD PREPARATION) FOR NON-MEDICAL USE 96 R CV Food Processing, Microwave Heating and Drying Products
96 R CW Materials Processing, Microwave Heating and Drying Products
96 R CX Clothes Dryer, Microwave Heating and Drying Products
96 R CY Medical Waste/Sterilizer, Microwave Heating and Drying Products
96 R CZ Materials Processing, Laboratories, Microwave Heating and Drying Products
96 R DG Veterinary, Microwave Medical Products
96 R DH Air Traffic Control, Microwave Identification, Safety, Security, and Surveillance Products
96 R DI Police Radar, Microwave Identification, Safety, Security, and Surveillance Products
96 R DJ RF Identification, Microwave Identification, Safety, Security, and Surveillance Products
96 R DK Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS), Microwave I.D., Safety, Security, and Surveillance Products
96 R DL Stun Gun, Microwave Identification, Safety, Security, and Surveillance Products
96 R DM Anti-theft Detector (Non-EAS), Microwave Identification, Safety, Security, and Surveillance Products
96 R DN Walkie-Talkie, Microwave Communication, Data Transmit, and Measurement Products
96 R DO Microwave LAN, Microwave Communication, Data Transmit, and Measurement Products
96 R DP Wireless (Cordless) Telephone, Microwave
96 N CQ Telephone, Cellular, Microwave
96 R DQ CB Amateur Radio, Microwave Communication, Data Transmit, and Measurement Products
96 R DR Remote Controller, Microwave Communication, Data Transmit, and Measurement Products
96 R DS Weather Doppler, Microwave Communication, Data Transmit, and Measurement Products
96 R DT RF-Excited Lighting, Microwave Products
96 R DU Pest Controller, Microwave Products
96 H 27 INDUSTRIAL DIELECTRIC HEATER 96 R DA Dielectric Heaters, Induction Heaters, RF Sealers
96 M 1 MICROWAVE OVEN FOR FOOD PREPARATION 96 R CR Microwave Oven, Consumer (Food Prep)
96 R CS Microwave Oven, Commercial (Food Prep)
96 R CT Tunnel/Conveyor, Microwave Ovens (Food Prep)
96 R CU Vending Machine, Microwave Ovens (Food Prep)
97 U 9 ULTRASOUND PRODUCT FOR NON-MEDICAL USE 97 R AC Nondestructive Tests, Ultrasonic Non-Medical Products
97 R AD Gauging, Ultrasonic Non-Medical Products
97 R AE Ranging,Ultrasonic Non-Medical Products
97 R AF Cleaner, Ultrasonic Non-Medical Products
97 R AG Welder, Ultrasonic Non-Medical Products
97 R AH Jewelry Cleaner, Ultrasonic Non-Medical Products
97 R AI Motion Detector/Occupancy, Ultrasonic Non-Medical Products
97 R AJ Security System, Ultrasonic Non-Medical Products
97 R AK Pest Repeller, Ultrasonic Non-Medical Products
97 R AL Massager, Ultrasonic Non-Medical Products
97 R AM Humidifier, Ultrasonic Non-Medical Products
97 R AN Auto Focus Camera, Ultrasonic Non-Medical Products
97 R AO Intrusion Alarm/Security, Ultrasonic Non-Medical Products
97 R AP Scientific Use Ultrasonic Products, Non-Medical Products
97 Y 35 SOUND PRODUCT (OTHER THAN ULTRASOUND) FOR NON-MEDICAL USE 97 R AQ Audio System/Radio, Sonic Non-Medical Products
97 R AR Telephone Ringer, Sonic Non-Medical Products
97 Y 36 CORDLESS PHONES 96 N CQ Telephone, Cellular, Microwave
97 R AR Telephone Ringer, Sonic Non-Medical Products
96 R DN Walkie-Talkie, Microwave Communication, Data Transmit, and Measurement Products
96 R DP Wireless (Cordless) Telephone, Microwave

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