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Week of May 12 - May 18, 2014

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May 12, 2014
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Commissioner Buerkle Meeting with and Speaking to AmCham Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle, Gib Mullan, Chief Counsel, meeting with and speaking to AmCham Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City about CPSC and CPSC related issues.  Gib Mullan, Chief Counsel will also be in attendance; 8:00 -9:30 am (Vietnam time); Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 5/7/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 5/7/14.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

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

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Commissioner Buerkle Meeting with Representatives of Wanek Furniture in Vietnam

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and Gib Mullan, Chief Counsel, meeting with Travis Wagner and Barbara Nuckles from Wanek Furniture.  This meeting will be introductory in nature to learn about the company and how CPSC issues impact them; 10:00 a.m., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 5/12/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 5/12/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

May 12, 2014
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Commissioner Buerkle Meeting with Columbia Sportswear in Vietnam

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and Gib Mullan, Chief Counsel, having lunch with Jeff Spangler, Vietnam Country Director of Columbia Sportswear.  This lunch meeting will be introductory in nature to learn about the company and how CPSC issues impact them; 11:30 a.m., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 5/12/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 5/12/14.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

May 13, 2014
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Commissioner Buerkle Attending and Participating in the American Apparel & Footwear Association International Product Safety and Environmental Compliance Conference

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle, Gib Mullan, Chief Counsel, attending and participating in the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) International Product Safety and Environmental Compliance Conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; all day, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 5/7/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 5/7/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

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

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Rockville, MD

Meeting

Anna Luo Participating in an Underwriters Laboratories 1026 Task Group Teleconference

Anna Luo, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be participating in an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 1026 Task Group teleconference to discuss possible solutions to slow 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 5/6/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 5/7/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

May 13, 2014
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Dr. Jonathan Midgett Participating in an ASTM F15.60 Subcommittee on Portable Pools Meeting

Dr. Jonathan Midgett, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, and other staff will be participating in an  ASTM F15.60 Subcommittee on Portable Pools meeting at 10:00 am – 3:00 pm in the Hearing Room on the 4th floor of the CPSC Headquarters at Bethesda Towers, at 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. The meeting was organized by Len Morrissey of ASTM (lmorriss@astm.org). For additional information, contact Jonathan Midgett at (301) 987- 2561, jmidgett@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 3/12/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 3/12/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

May 13, 2014
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Baltimore, MD

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Andrew Trotta Attending a Meeting of the Fire Protection Research Foundation Rerasearch Advisory Committee

Andrew Trotta, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, attending a meeting of the Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF) Research Advisory Committee to discuss the direction of the FPRF; 11:00 AM; Hughes Associates, Baltimore, MD 21227.  The meeting is being organized by Kathleen Almand, FPRF.  For additional information, contact Andrew Trotta, (301) 987-2057. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 5/6/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 5/6/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

May 13, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Bentonville, Arkansas

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Acting Chairman Adler Guest Speaker at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.'s 2nd Annual Compliance Week

Acting Chairman Robert Adler will be guest speaker at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.’s 2nd Annual Compliance Week to discuss product safety compliance in general; Bentonville, Arkansas.  The invitation was extended by Beth Schommer, Vice President, Product Safety and Compliance, Walmart Stores, Inc.  The meeting is closed to the public, except for the Acting Chairman’s speech which must be open.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 5/2/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 5/2/14. 

  • Status:Closed to the Public
  • Substantial

May 13, 2014
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

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Janet Buyer Participating in a Teleconference Meeting of the Task Group for UL 2201

Janet Buyer, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and Matthew Brookman, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences will be participating in a teleconference meeting of the Task Group for UL 2201.  For additional information, contact Janet Buyer, (301) 987-2293.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 5/2/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 5/2/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

May 13, 2014
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

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Binh Duong Province

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Commissioner Buerkle Meeting with TBS Group

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and Gib Mullan, Chief Counsel, will tour TBS Group facilities and receive an overview of the company’s operations from Nguyen Duc Thuan , TBS Chairman, and Diep Thanh Kiet, Vice Chairman; 3:30 p.m., Binh Duong Province.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 5/12/14.  Posted to the Public Calendar 5/12/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

May 13, 2014
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Meeting

Doug Lee and Others Attending a Button Battery Task Force Meeting Via Teleconference

Doug Lee, Directorate for Engineering Sciences and Jonathan Midgett, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, attending a Button Battery Task Force meeting via teleconference, 4:00pm, to discuss button/coin cell battery ingestion safety.  The meeting was requested by Dr. Ian Jacobs, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  For additional information contact Doug Lee, (301) 987-2073; email: dlee@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 5/7/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 5/8/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

May 14, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Commissioner Buerkle Meeting with Thao Uyen in Vietnam

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and Gib Mullan, Chief Counsel, will tour Thao Uyen and receive an introductory overview of the company’s operations; 3:00 p.m., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 5/12/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 5/12/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

May 15, 2014
10:00 AM to 11:00 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 5/7/14.  Posted in the Public Calendar 5/7/14. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial