4.4 Package dimensions and symbols. The package dimensions shall be in accordance with this standard. All dimensions shall apply to assembled sealed packages. Symbols and tolerances shall be interpreted in accordance with ASME Y14.5M-1994 and this standard. Unless otherwise specified, the package design controlling dimension shall be the inch. For all new package designs after January 1, 1992, it shall be metric.
4.5 Dimension verification. Unless otherwise specified, dimensions identified by a single symbol, which are repeated at more than 15 package locations may be verified by measurement at 15 randomly selected locations on the package. All package dimensions may be verified using calibrated gauges, overlays, or other comparative dimension verification devices. These devices shall be designed to the limits of size and relative location of package features.
These devices and their application shall be subject to the approval of the qualifying activity. Recorded variables data for out of tolerance package features shall be available for review by the qualifying activity.