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ANSI Seeks Comments on New ISO Field of Activity on Wheeled Child Conveyances

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has circulated a proposal for a new field of activity on wheeled child conveyances designed for the carriage of one or more children, i.e., strollers and carriages. Excluded from the proposal are toys, shopping carts, baby carriers fitted with wheels, motorized conveyances, and conveyances designed for children with special needs. As the U.S. member body to ISO, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) invites all relevant and interested stakeholders to submit comments on the proposal by the end of the business day on Friday, August 26, 2016.

The proposal was submitted jointly by AFNOR, the ISO member body for France, and SAC, the ISO member body for China. It was proposed that China and France be involved in the leadership, through a twinning arrangement, of a new ISO Project Committee on wheeled child conveyances, and that its deliverable(s) addressing safety requirements and test methods consider the collaborative expertise and requirements of different existing standards (e.g., U.S., China, Brazil, and Europe). The new standardization work would be expected to have the long-term beneficial effect of lowering the costs incurred by the diversity of national/regional provisions setting different obligations.

All interested stakeholders are invited to review the proposal, which includes listings of relevant standards as well as affected stakeholder categories that may benefit from or be impacted by the proposed deliverable. Please submit comments to Steve Cornish, ANSI senior director of international policy ([email protected]), by close of business on Friday, August 26, 2016. Based on the input received, the ANSI ISO Council (AIC) will then be asked to approve an ANSI position and comments to be submitted to ISO before its October 5, 2016, deadline for voting on this proposal.

ANSI has published an explanatory information document outlining the process used to develop U.S. positions on issues and activities under consideration by ISO and IEC.


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