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Reference EN 60601-2-4:2011
Title Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-4: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of cardiac defibrillators
Project Number 22219
Abstract/Scope IEC 60601-2-4:2010 establishes particular basic safety and essential performance requirements for cardiac defibrillators. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2002. This edition constitutes a technical revision, revised to structurally align it with IEC 60601-1:2005 and to implement the decision of IEC SC 62A that the clause numbering structure of particular standards written to IEC 60601-1:2005 would adhere to the form specified in ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2:2004. The aim of this third edition is to bring this particular standard up to date with reference to the third edition of the general standard through reformatting and technical changes.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-08-19
Current Stage code deadline 2011-10-12
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) MDD pending (93/42/EEC)
Mandate(s) M/295
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 62D
Reference Document IEC 60601-2-4:2010 (EQV)
ICS 11.040.10 - Anaesthetic, respiratory and reanimation equipment
Keywords Medical; safety; Cardiac; Defibrillator
Note Supersedes EN 60601-2-4:2003
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2011-08-19 2011-10-12 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-01-12 2011-02-09  
5060 2010-10-25 2010-11-08 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-08-20 2010-10-22  
3090 2010-03-12 2010-05-31  
5060 2009-07-06 2009-07-20 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-01-30 2009-07-03  
1090 2009-01-27 2009-01-30  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-01-12
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-08-19
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-04-12
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-04-12
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-01-12


Supersedes EN 60601-2-4:2003
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 15223-1:2007
EN 60601-1-2:2007
corr. March 2010
EN 61000-4-2

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