884.4400 Obstetric forceps.§ 884.4400 Obstetric forceps.
(a) Identification. An obstetric forceps is a device consisting of two blades, with handles, designed to grasp and apply traction to the fetal head in the birth passage and facilitate delivery.
(b) Classification. Class II (special controls). The device is exempt from the premarket notification procedures in subpart E of part 807 of this chapter subject to the limitations in § 884.9.[45 FR 12684, Feb. 26, 1980, as amended at 84 FR 71816, Dec. 30, 2019]