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Week of May 20 - May 26, 2013

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May 21, 2013
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Indianapolis, IN

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Ian Hall, Rick McCallion and Other CPSC Staff Attending ASTM F08 and Other Subcommittee Meetings

Ian Hall, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, and Rick McCallion, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, and other CPSC staff will be attending the ASTM F08 subcommittee meetings at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information contact Ian Hall, phone: (301) 987 2323, email: ihall@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 3/5/13. Posted in Public Calendar 3/5/13. (S)

May 21, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Dallas, TX

Association Meeting

Dean W. Woodard Speaking to Attendees at the National Retail Federation's Supply Chain Summit

Dean W. Woodard, Director of the Office of Education, Global Outreach, and Small Business Ombudsman will be speaking at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST to attendees at the National Retail Federation’s Supply Chain Summit in Dallas, Texas. The presentation, titled CPSC Strategy, Import Surveillance, and Product Testing was requested by Jon Gold of the National Retail Federation.  This program will focus specifically on issues related to CPSC’s efforts to ensure safety in the marketplace. Testing of all manufactured goods will also be discussed.  The presentation will take place at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas. You may also contact Dean W. Woodard at dwoodard@cpsc.gov with questions or to schedule a time to speak individually. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/18/13.  Posted in Public Calendar 4/18/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

May 21, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Doug Lee Participating in an ASTM Working Group Teleconference Regarding Baby Monitors

Doug Lee, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction staff, participating in an ASTM working group teleconference, 3:00 pm, to discuss voluntary standards requirements for baby monitors.  The teleconference was requested by Mr. Tony Paolo, ASTM working group chair.  For additional information contact Doug Lee, (301) 987-2073; email: dlee@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 5/13/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 5/15/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

May 21, 2013
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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Virginia

Association Meeting

Chairman Inez Tenenbaum Speaking at the American Home Furnishings Alliance Board of Director's Meeting (Closed to the Public)

Chairman Inez Tenenbaum will speak at the American Home Furnishings Alliance Board of Director’s meeting.  The Chairman will address home furnishings related issues and Proactive Steps companies can take to maximize the safety of their products; Ritz Carlton Pentagon City.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 5/17/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 5/17/13.

  • Status:Closed to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

May 22, 2013
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Indianapolis, IN

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Ian Hall, Rick McCallion and Other CPSC Staff Attending ASTM F08 and Other Subcommittee Meetings

Ian Hall, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, and Rick McCallion, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, and other CPSC staff will be attending the ASTM F08 subcommittee meetings at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information contact Ian Hall, phone: (301) 987 2323, email: ihall@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 3/5/13. Posted in Public Calendar 3/5/13. (S)

May 22, 2013
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Dallas, TX

Association Meeting

Dean W. Woodard Speaking to Any Interested Business in the Metropolitan Dallas/Fort Worth Region

Dean W. Woodard, Director of the Office of Education, Global Outreach and Small Business Ombudsman, will be speaking at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CST to any interested  business in the metropolitan Dallas/Fort Worth Region.  The presentation will be an overview of U.S. regulatory requirements for consumer products (including children’s products) and will also explain the requirements and benefits of registering as a small batch manufacturer with CPSC.   The presentation is free and open to the public.  The presentation was initiated by the CPSC’s Office of Education, Global Outreach, and Small Business Ombudsman.  The program will take place in the Trinity Room on the ground floor of the Earle Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas. The conference room is adjacent to the main lobby on the ground floor. The Cabell building is located at 1100 Commerce Street.  Please allow time to pass through security.  Advance registration is requested (but not required) to ensure adequate seating. Please RSVP at: business@cpsc.gov    You may contact Dean W. Woodard at dwoodard@cpsc.gov with any questions or to schedule a time to speak individually. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/18/13.  Posted in Public Calendar 4/18/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

May 22, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Patricia Edwards Participating in a Phone Conference with the ASTM Bassinet Stability Task Group

Patricia Edwards, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a phone conference with the ASTM Bassinet Stability Task Group at 10:00 am EST. This meeting was requested by ASTM to review a proposed new bassinet stability requirement before it is sent to ballot.  For the conference call information, please contact Patricia Edwards on or before May 21, 2012 at 301-987-2224 or at pedwards@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 5/15/13.  Posted on the Public Calendar 5/15/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

May 22, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Washington, DC

Association Meeting

Press Conference of the U.S. CPSC Kick-off of the Fourth Year of it's National Pool and Spa Public Safety Campaign

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is kicking-off the fourth year of its national pool and spa public safety campaign, Pool Safely:  Simple Steps Safe Lives.  A press conference on Wednesday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m. will mark this year’s “First Splash” and release CPSC’s annual submersion and entrapment reports.  The event will be held at the William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center, 635 North Carolina Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003, on Capitol Hill.  CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum will be joined by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Suzy DeFrancis of the American Red Cross and Katey Taylor, founder of Abbey’s Hope.  The Pool Safely campaign (www.PoolSafely.gov) is a national public education effort to prevent child drowning, near-drownings and entrapments in swimming pools and spas.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

May 23, 2013
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Indianapolis, IN

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Rohit Khanna Attending ASTM C11.01 on Specifications and Test Methods for Gypsum Panel Products for Impurities

Rohit Khanna, Fire Program Area Team Leader, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, will be attending the ASTM C11.01 on Specifications and Test Methods for Gypsum Panel Products for Impurities.  The meeting is being held at 8:00 a.m. at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, Grand Ballroom 1, Indianapolis, IN.  For additional information contact Rohit Khanna, (301) 987-2508.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 5/17/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 5/17/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

May 23, 2013
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Indianapolis, IN

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Ian Hall, Rick McCallion and Other CPSC Staff Attending ASTM F08 and Other Subcommittee Meetings

Ian Hall, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, and Rick McCallion, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, and other CPSC staff will be attending the ASTM F08 subcommittee meetings at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information contact Ian Hall, phone: (301) 987 2323, email: ihall@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 3/5/13. Posted in Public Calendar 3/5/13. (S)