Please could you provide advise on the following situation:
If a part of a medical device is attached to the device, it becomes a component, but if the same part is provided separately to the user in order to fulfil the medical device`s intended purpose, it becomes an accessory. Is that correct?
Considering the scope and requirements of the MDR, the components are a part of the medical device itself which goes through the certification process. If the components are manufactured in bulk, kept in stock, and attached to the final product to fulfil the orders requirements, is it required for them to have the date of manufacture on them, or would the date of manufacture provided on the medical device itself would suffice?
How about the accessories? Do they need to go through the same process as the medical device itself (e.g. have clinical evaluation, technical documentation, DoC, UDI, labelling in compliance with the MDR, PMS, etc.)? If in order to fulfil an order they are supplied separately and additionally to the medical device itself - in a separate bag, would the accessories need to have their CE mark, date of manufacture, and/or serial number on their label in order to be compliant, or is this not a requirement?