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Monday September 27, 2021

CPSC Adds to Staffers Voting on or Leading Standards Panels

CPSC's executive director during the first half of FY2021, approved four new voting and one new leadership position on standards activities panels. Three were for Celestine Kish to vote on three ASTM F15.18 issues: bassinets/cradles, inclined sleep products, and in-bed sleepers. The other new voting approval went to Steve Harsanyi for ASTM F15.66 on crib mattresses. Meanwhile, Vineed Dayal can lead ASTM F08.53 on helmet standards.

 

Additionally, according to CPSC's just-released (but dated June) voluntary standards report (bit.ly/3ABcDrt), renewals of already-approved voter statuses went to Harsanyi (ASTM F15.77 on adult magnets), Kevin Lee (ASTM F15.29 on public playgrounds), and Allyson Tenney (ASTM F08.22 on tent flammability. Also renewed was Arthur Lee for a leadership role (UL 1040 on electric room heaters).

 

On accomplishments, the report outlines nine revised and five new standards that CPSC staff aided. Published from October 2020 to March 2021, the new ones address connected products, polymeric nanocomposite films, cabinet/drawer child safety locks/latches, graphene structural characterization, and adult magnet sets.

 

Overall, staff worked on 78 projects. The report gives brief overviews of recent and expected activities as of mid-2021 plus other information like the primary agency staffer involved in each project.