OPEI Recruiting Stakeholders For Mower Standards

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OPEI is seeking consensus body participants in all interest categories—including “users,” consumers, distributors, retailers, dealers and commercial landscapers—to review proposed new American National Standards for powered lawnmowers. The OPEI lawnmower standard committees are planning to propose a national adoption of the current three-part international standard (ISO 5395) as a globally harmonized ANSI standard of state-of-art requirements for all forms of powered lawnmowers.

When the future new standards enter-into-force, they will replace the existing ANSI/OPEI B71.1-2017 and ANSI/OPEI B71.4-2017 standards. Work done by the consensus body, including the review and balloting of the proposals, is expected to get underway in late 2020 or early 2021.

To be added to the prospective list of consensus body stakeholders please contact Dan Mustico at [email protected].