John Massale, P.E.

Consumer Products Safety, Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Massale has over a decade and a half of experience with consumer products. He specializes in furniture tipover, infant nursery goods, toddler toys, and child-resistant packaging. As an engineer in the testing lab of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for 8 years, he performed over 60 product failure investigations. Additionally, he served as the primary government representative to multiple standards bodies that covered categories like baby walkers, magnets, science kits, pacifiers, ride-on toys, laundry pods, and durable infant products. He has consulted in the design phase for new products and was granted a patent in 2019 for original design work.


Consumer Product Safety with expertise in:
  • Infant nursery
  • Toddler Toys
  • Child-resistant packaging
  • Furniture tipover
  • Baby walkers
  • Magnets
  • Science kits
  • Pacifiers
  • Ride-on toys
  • Laundry pods
  • Durable infant products


  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, 2020
  • B.S. Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, 2008

Professional Affiliations

  • Professional Engineer, State of Colorado (License No. 0052335)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Programs Coordinator, Colorado Central Chapter (2017 – 2018)
Treasurer, Colorado Central Chapter (2019 – Present)
Secretary, State Chapter (2018 – 2019)
  • ASTM - F15 Committee on Consumer Products
U.S. Government Representative to subcommittee on toy safety
U.S. Government Representative to subcommittee on furniture safety
  • ASTM - F3159 Committee on Consumer Products
U.S. Government Advisor in development of new packaging standards
  • ASTM - WK60454 Specifications for Torch Fuel and Lamp Oil Packaging
U.S. Government Advisor in development of voluntary standards addressing hazards


  • Staff Briefing Package on Furniture Tipover, 2016
  • Preliminary Evaluation of Anchoring Furniture and Televisions Without Tools, 2016
  • Toy Safety in Canada and the United States, Regulatory Overview, Updates, and Cooperation, 2015
  • Holiday Safety Hangout, 2013
  • Summary of ASTM F963-11, 2013