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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Possible Leap Year Date-Related Problems with Medical Devices

Users and manufacturers of medical devices are notified of possible leap year date-related problems with medical devices. With the approach of February 29, you should be prepared for the possibility of date-related problems associated with the leap year rollover. Because problems could occur on or after February 29, 2000, FDA reminds you to review your contigency plans and heighten your level of vigilance for possible problems during this time.