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Alternate Wording For Caution Statement (Laser Notice 30) August 1980

Final
Docket Number:
FDA-2020-D-0957
Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Center for Devices and Radiological Health

The warning statement, "Caution - use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure" required by CFR 1040.10 (h) (l) (iv) to be provided in the user information with laser products has been found to be inappropriate or misleading for certain products. Such instances occur when there are no controls available to the user or there are no adjustments or procedures which the user could reasonably perform during conditions of operation or maintenance which could result in hazardous radiation exposure. Some Class I laser products that have evidenced this condition are business machines, and sealed consumer products.


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