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Week of February 10 - February 16, 2014

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February 10, 2014
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Acting Chairman Adler Meeting with Quin Dodd

Acting Chairman Robert Adler having lunch with Quin Dodd to discuss product safety issues in general; 12:00 p.m., Daily Grill, Hyatt Hotel, Bethesda, MD.  The meeting was requested by Quin Dodd, Law Offices of Quin Dodd.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 2/3/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 2/4/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

February 11, 2014
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

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Key West, FL

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Doug Lee Attending ANSI C18/NEMA Battery Committee Meetings

Doug Lee, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, attending ANSI C18/NEMA Battery Committee Meetings, to discuss button/coin cell battery ingestion safety, toy battery safety and other various requirements for ANSI C18 battery standards; 8:30am, The Inn at Key West, FL.  The meeting was requested by the ANSI C18 Secretary, For additional information contact Doug Lee,(301)987-2073; e-mail: dlee@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 2/5/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 2/5/14.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

February 11, 2014
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Bethesda, MD

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George Borlase and Others Meeting with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

George Borlase, Assistant Executive Director for Hazard Identification and Reduction, Andrew Trotta, Division Director for Electrical Engineering, and other staff meeting with Wayne Morris, Vice President, Division Services and Jennifer Cleary, Director Regulatory Affairs, both from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, to discuss pending standards proposals at 10:00 AM; Bethesda Towers, Room 410A.  The meeting was requested by AHAM.  For additional information, contact George Borlase, (301) 987-2472. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 2/3/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 2/4/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

February 11, 2014
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

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Bethesda, MD

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Acting Chairman Adler Meeting with Representatives of Costco

Acting Chairman Robert Adler; Chief of Staff Jason Levine and Deputy Chief of Staff Jana Fong-Swamidoss meeting with Craig Wilson, Vice President (Food & Nonfood Quality Assurance, Food & Nonfood Product Safety, Environmental Services, HazMat, and Merchandise Services); Jennifer Thompson, Director (Nonfood Quality Assurance, Nonfood Product Safety); and Eric Rubel, Counsel, Arnold & Porter LLP, for an introduction to Costco; Costco’s current practices for evaluating information received from members on potential safety concerns and Costco’s interest in Retailer Reporting program; 10:30 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 725.  The meeting was requested by Eric Rubel of Arnold & Porter.  (The meeting will include discussions of Costco's confidential, commercial information, thus the reason the meeting will be closed to the public.) For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 1/30/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 2/4/14. 

  • Status:Closed to the Public
  • Substantial

February 11, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Kristina Hatlelid and Others Attending a Meeting of the ASTM Subcommittee F15.24 on Jewelry

Kristina Hatlelid, Directorate for Health Sciences, and other staff attending a meeting  of the ASTM subcommittee F15.24 on jewelry to discuss the status and possible updates of the children's jewelry voluntary standard.  The meeting is being held as a teleconference on February 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. E.S.T. The meeting was requested by Mr. Brent Cleaveland, ASTM jewelry subcommittee chair.  For additional information, contact Kristina Hatlelid at 301-987-2558 or khatlelid@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 1/31/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 2/4/14.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

February 11, 2014
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Acting Chairman Adler Meeting with Stericycle

Acting Chairman Robert Adler having lunch with Steve Edwards of Stericycle to discuss product safety issues in general; 12:00 p.m., Daily Grill, Hyatt Hotel, Bethesda, MD.  The meeting was requested by Steve Edwards.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 2/3/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 2/4/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

February 11, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Commissioner Buerkle Meeting with Representatives of Costco

Commissioner Ann Marie  Buerkle; Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant; Joe Martyak, Chief Counsel, meeting with  Costco; Craig Wilson, Vice President, Jennifer Thompson, Director, and Eric Rubel, Outside Counsel (Arnold & Porter LLP).  The meeting will be an introduction to and overview to Costco and its practices.  The meeting will be closed as substantial and detailed proprietary information will be discussed; 1:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by Eric Rubel.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 2/4/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 2/4/14. 

  • Status:Closed to the Public
  • Substantial

February 11, 2014
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Commissioner Robinson Meeting with Representatives of Costco

Commissioner Marietta Robinson; Heather Bramble, Chief Counsel; Anu Connor, Senior Counsel; Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, meeting with Craig Wilson, Vice President (Food & Nonfood Quality Assurance, Food & Nonfood Product Safety, Environmental Services, HazMat, and Merchandise Services); Jennifer Thompson, Director (Nonfood Quality Assurance, Nonfood Product Safety); and Eric Rubel, Counsel, Arnold & Porter LLP, for an introduction to Costco; Costco’s current practices for evaluating information received from members on potential safety concerns and Costco’s interest in Retailer Reporting program; 2:30 p.m., Bethesda Towers, Room 723.  (The meeting is closed to the public because of the proprietary information that will be discussed.)  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198 or  dslee@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 2/5/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 2/6/14. 

  • Status:Closed to the Public
  • Substantial

February 12, 2014
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

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Key West, FL

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Doug Lee Attending ANSI C18/NEMA Battery Committee Meetings

Doug Lee, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, attending ANSI C18/NEMA Battery Committee Meetings, to discuss button/coin cell battery ingestion safety, toy battery safety and other various requirements for ANSI C18 battery standards; 8:30am, The Inn at Key West, FL.  The meeting was requested by the ANSI C18 Secretary, For additional information contact Doug Lee,(301)987-2073; e-mail: dlee@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 2/5/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 2/5/14.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

February 12, 2014
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Commission Meeting

Decisional Matter: Section 1101 Update (6b) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Bethesda Towers, Hearing Room 420

A live webcast of meeting can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/live

 

Related Resources: 

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Amendment to Regulation on Information Disclosure Under Section 6(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act 

Responses to Commissioner Buerkle’s Questions Regarding Staff’s Proposed Amendments to 16 CFR part 1101

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

February 12, 2014
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Rockville, MD

Meeting

Anna Luo Participating in a Underwriters Laboratories 1026 Task Group Teleconference

Anna Luo, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be participating in a Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 1026 Task Group teleconference to discuss possible solutions to slow cooker and rice cooker cord-pull incidents, 10 AM ET.  The meeting was requested by UL.  For additional information, contact Anna Luo, (301) 987-2010. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 1/31/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 2/4/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

February 12, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Stefanie Marques and Others Participating in an ASTM Working Group Teleconference Regarding Highchairs

Stefanie Marques, Directorate for Health Sciences, and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction staff, participating in an ASTM working group teleconference to discuss voluntary standards requirements for Highchairs; 3:00 p.m..  The teleconference was requested by Mr. Dave Campbell, ASTM highchair subcommittee chair.  For additional information contact Stefanie Marques (301) 987-2581; email: smarques@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 2/3/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 2/4/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

February 13, 2014
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Rockville, MD

Meeting

Rick McCallion Attending the F24 Subcommittee on Trampoline Parks

Rick McCallion, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction will be attending the ASTM F24 meeting on Trampoline Parks in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  This meeting was requested by ASTM.  To obtain call-in information, please contact Rick McCallion at (301) 987-2222 or rmccallion@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 2/7/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 2/7/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

February 13, 2014
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Perry Sharpless Participating in Gravity Task Group Conference Call

Perry Sharpless, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences/ Mechanical Division, and other Commission staff, will be participating in the ASTM Gravity 15.51 Consumer Products, Suction Limited Gravity Flow Systems task group meeting. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For information, please contact Len Morrissey of ASTM at 610-832-9719 or lmorriss@astm.org Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 2/7/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 2/7/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

February 13, 2014
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Washington, DC

Meeting

Commissioner Buerkle Meeting with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) CPSC Coalition

Meeting was cancelled due to weather conditions.

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle; Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant; Joe Martyak, Chief Counsel, meeting with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) CPSC Coalition.  Commissioner Buerkle will be the guest speaker at the NAM CPSC coalition meeting.  The coalition is comprised of manufacturers, retailers, law firms representing manufacturers of consumer goods and trade associations representing manufacturers and retailers, respectively.  To attend, please RSVP to Erik Glavich of the National Association of Manufacturers at eglavich@nam.org.  The meeting is being held at 2:00 p.m., NAM Headquarters, 733 10th Street, NW, Washington, DC.  The meeting was requested by Erik Glavich, NAM.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 2/12/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 2/12/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

February 13, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Stefanie Marques and Others Participating in an ASTM Working Group Teleconference Regarding Highchairs

Stefanie Marques, Directorate for Health Sciences, and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction staff, participating in an ASTM working group teleconference to discuss voluntary standards requirements for Highchairs; 3:00 p.m.  The teleconference was requested by Mr. Dave Campbell, ASTM highchair subcommittee chair.  For additional information contact Stefanie Marques (301) 987-2581; email: smarques@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 2/3/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 2/4/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

February 14, 2014
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Rockville, MD

Meeting

Rick McCallion Attending the F24 Subcommittee on Trampoline Parks

Rick McCallion, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction will be attending the ASTM F24 meeting on Trampoline Parks in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  This meeting was requested by ASTM.  To obtain call-in information, please contact Rick McCallion at (301) 987-2222 or rmccallion@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 2/7/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 2/7/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

February 16, 2014
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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New York, NY

Meeting

Ray Aragon and Other CPSC Staff Attending and Participating in the Toy Industry Association's Annual Toy Fair and Safety Seminar

Ray Aragon, Director, and other staff from the Office of Compliance and Field Operations attending and participating in Toy Industry Association’s annual Toy Fair and  Safety Seminar.  Mr. Aragon will be giving a presentation on Compliance Updates on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, Jacob Javits Center, NY, NY.  Further information, Marc Schoem, Deputy Director, Office of Compliance and Field Operations. 301-504-7520.   Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 1/29/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 2/4/14.  

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial