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ISO 4074:2014 pdf free.Natural rubber latex male condoms – Requirements and test methods
Condoms are mass produced articles manufactured in very large quantities. Inevitably there will be some variation between individual condoms, and a small proportion of condoms in each production run might not meet the requirements in this International Standard. Further, the majority of the test methods described in this International Standard are destructive. For these reasons the only practicable method of assessing conformity with this International Standard is by testing a representative sample from a lot or series of lots. Basic sampling plans are given in ISO 2859-1. Reference should be made to ISO/TR 8550[2] for guidance on the use of acceptance sampling system, scheme or plan for the inspection of discrete items in lots. For testing purposes, sampling shall be conducted by lot number, not by identification number.
When on-going verification is required of the quality of condoms, it is suggested that, instead of concentrating solely on evaluation of the final product, attention is also directed at the manufacturer’s quality system. In this connection it should be noted that ISO 13485[4] covers the provision of an integrated quality system for the manufacture of medical devices.
Sampling plans shall be selected to provide an acceptable level of consumer protection. Suitable sampling plans are given in Annexes A and B.
a) Annex A describes sampling plans based on ISO 2859-1 and is most applicable to manufacturers or purchasers assessing the conformity of a continuing series of lots. The full level of consumer protection available depends upon the switch to tightened inspection if deterioration in quality is detected. The switching rules, described in ISO 2859-1:1999, Clause 9, cannot offer their full protection for the first two lots tested but become progressively more effective as the number of lots in a series increases. The sampling plans in Annex A are recommended when five or more lots are being tested.
b) Annex B describes sampling plans, based on ISO 2859-1, that are recommended for the assessment of isolated lots. The sampling plans in Annex B provide approximately the same level of consumer protection as those given in Annex A when used with the switching rules. It is recommended that these sampling plans are used for the assessment of fewer than five lots, for example in cases of dispute, for referee purposes, for type testing, for qualification purposes or for short runs of continuing lots.
It is necessary to know the lot size in order to derive from ISO 2859-1 the number of condoms to be tested. The lot size will vary between manufacturers and is regarded as part of the process and quality controls used by the manufacturer.ISO 4074 pdf download.

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