CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 80601-2-35:12
Medical electrical equipment — Part 2-35: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of heating devices using blankets, pads or mattresses and intended for heating in medical use
201.1.1 * Scope
This International Standard applies to the BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE of
HEATING DEVICES using BLANKETS, PADS or MATTRESSES in medical use, also referred to as
ME EQUIPMENT. HEATING DEVICES intended to prewarm a bed are included in the scope of this
If a clause or subclause is specifically intended to be applicable to ME EQUIPMENT only, or to
ME SYSTEMS only, the title and content of that clause or subclause will say so. If that is not the case, the clause or subclause applies both to ME EQUIPMENT and to ME SYSTEMS, as relevant.
If a clause or subclause is specifically intended to apply to a specifically defined type of ME
EQUIPMENT, as is the case with FORCED AIR DEVICES, then the clause or subclause is entitled as
such. Clauses or subclauses that apply to all types of ME EQUIPMENT within the scope of this
standard are not specifically entitled.
HAZARDS inherent in the intended physiological function of ME EQUIPMENT or ME SYSTEMS
within the scope of this standard are not covered by specific requirements in this standard
except in 7.2.13 and 8.4.1 of the general standard.
NOTE See also 4.2 of the general standard.
This particular standard does not apply to:
– HEATING DEVICES intended for physiotherapy;
– radiant warmers; for information, see IEC 60601-2-21 2;
– incubators; for information, see IEC 60601-2-19 ;
– transport incubators, for information, see IEC 60601-2-20 ;
– cooling devices.