Webinar: How to Benefit from ASTM and IFAI’s Partnership. Updating CPAI-84 (2020) on Camping Tents: A Case Study

September 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

12 – 1 pm CST

Members: Free, Non-Members: $39

Learn about how:

  • IFAI has partnered with standards development organization ASTM International and industry members to update CPAI-84 for the first time since 1995.
  • The ASTM partnership can be leveraged for additional improvements to CPAI standards affecting other product areas.
  • The “inside baseball” of the changes to the test method and scope of the CPAI-84 standard for camping tents.
  • How the updated CPAI-84 (2020) impacts regulatory compliance for recreational outdoor camping tents and children’s play tents.
  • The continued reliance on CPAI-84 in various state and local codes.


Joe Koury, Staff Manager at ASTM International

Joe Koury serves as a staff manager at ASTM International in its Technical Committee Operations Division. Joe has worked at ASTM for 18 years and manages technical committees that develop standards mainly for the sports and recreation industry. Joe manages subcommittee F08.22 Camping Softgoods which develops safety standards for products such as sleeping bags, tents, sleeping pads, and backpacks for recreational use. ASTM International, one of the largest standards development organizations in the world, is a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services. Known for their high technical quality and market relevancy, ASTM International standards have an important role in the information infrastructure that guides design, manufacturing and trade in the global economy.

Neal Cohen, Product Safety Attorney and Consultant

Neal Cohen, an experienced and well-respected product safety attorney and consultant, advises consumer product manufacturers, brands, importers, and retailers around the globe in bringing new, innovative consumer products to market. A former attorney and senior official at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Neal provides strategic insight, counsel and guidance to his clients whose brands may be at risk when managing sensitive, high-stakes investigations and recalls.

While at CPSC, Neal eventually led the CPSC’s largest investigation in its history, ultimately testifying on behalf of the CPSC before a U.S. Senate Committee overseeing the investigation. Neal also served as the senior legal advisor in CPSC’s Office of Compliance.

Appointed to be the CPSC’s Small Business Ombudsman, Neal is the lead author and designer of CPSC’s Regulatory Robot. The innovative Robot, which catalogs and guides businesses through every regulation that the CPSC enforces, is recognized as one of Neal’s key accomplishments and has served to assist thousands of businesses worldwide.

A recipient of the CPSC’s prestigious Chairman’s Award, Neal is also widely known for his public speaking and leadership as a member of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO). A native of South Florida, Neal earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction from Swarthmore College and obtained his law degree from the Emory University School of Law. He is a member of the bar in New York and resides in the Washington, D.C. metro area with his wife and three children. Neal tweets product safety related news and insights @NealCohenLaw on Twitter and on www.NealCohenLaw.com

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September 17 12:00 pm

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