The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the U.S. member body to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), seeks feedback on a proposed new ISO technical committee (TC) to focus on consumer product safety management. ANSI requests stakeholder input by December 11, 2020.
According to the proposal submitted by the Standardization Administration of China (SAC), the TC scope includes standardization in the field of consumer product safety management to:
As consumer product safety helps bolster economic development—and the physical and mental health of people around the world—many countries and governments regard consumer product safety as an important part of national regulation, and take effective measures to strengthen the supervision and management. However, new regulatory technologies and methods based on risk assessment are urgently needed to promote and protect consumer product safety. The establishment of a unified and standardized management method system for the safety of consumer products can improve international cooperation and exchange related to consumer products, and to promote information sharing, the proposal asserts.
All interested U.S. parties are invited to review more details in the proposal, which features related existing work and relevant affected stakeholders.
Submit comments to Steven Cornish, ANSI senior director of international policy and strategy, at [email protected], by close of business on December 11, 2020. Based on the input received from U.S. stakeholders, a recommended ANSI position and any comments will be developed and presented to the ANSI ISO Council (AIC) for approval before the ISO voting deadline of January 24, 2021.
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.