Does an accessory need an IFU if it use is discussed in the Parent device IFU?

ChrisW

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#1
Hello,

I have gotten several thoughts on this but wanted a more definitive answer. Does an accessory need an IFU if it use is discussed in the Parent device IFU. This accessory can not be used on any other device.

Thank you
 
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shimonv

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yes, but how would they know to go to the parent device IFU?
The common practice that I have seen is to include a leaflet with the accessory that provides basic safety information and a reference to the parent device that it is intended to be used with.

Shimon
 

ChrisW

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Thank you. There are two cables and a push button switch. The will be included initially with the device but could be sold as a replacement if lost or damaged. We are also considering just adding wording on the label to reference the system IFU. As you said many do that but we are not sure it is needed.

Thanks
 

shimonv

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The handling of field replacement units is usually done by a technical person. IMO it should be sufficient to update the labelling.
Goodluck.
 

dgrainger

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Is it an accessory to the device or a replaceable component?
If you treat it as an accessory then you consider it as a separate device.
 

ChrisW

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Is it an accessory to the device or a replaceable component?
If you treat it as an accessory then you consider it as a separate device.
It is needed to run the device but is replaceable. It falls in a grey area between a component and accessory. What would the power cord on a computer be? It comes with the computer and is needed to run but you can buy one separately. The only difference would be that the power cord could only plug into this one model of computer.

Thanks for eveyones input.
 
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