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Week of September 30 - October 06, 2013

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September 30, 2013
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

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Rockville, MD

Association Meeting

Doug Lee Attending a Button Battery Task Force Meeting

Doug Lee, Directorate for Engineering Sciences and Jonathan Midgett, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, attending a Button Battery Task Force meeting via teleconference, 9:30 a.m., 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 9/19/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/20/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

September 30, 2013
3:15 PM to 4:15 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Adler Meeting with the American Apparel and Footwear Association

Note:  This meeting is cancelled.

Commissioner Robert Adler and Jana Fong-Swamidoss, Counsel to Commissioner Adler, meeting with Kevin Burke, CEO & President; Danielle Abdul, Steve Lamar, Nate Herman of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) for follow  up discussion regarding AAFA’s testimony at the CPSC July hearing on 2013 Agenda and Priorities; 3:15 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 725.  The meeting was requested by Ms. Abdul.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/20/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/24/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

October 01, 2013
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Thomas Caton Participating in an ANSI A14 Committee Conference Call

Thomas Caton, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, participating by teleconference in an ANSI A14 Committee Meeting at ALI Headquarters, 330 North Wabash Avenue, 14th Floor Conference Room, Chicago, Illinois, to discuss voluntary standards requirements for ladder accessories.  The meeting was requested by Mr. Jeffrey Inks, ALI Executive Director.  For additional meeting or conference call information contact Jeffrey Inks, email: jinks@americanladderinstitute.org Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/18/13. Posted in the Public Calendar 9/18/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

October 01, 2013
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle Meeting with the Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, meeting with Michael Dwyer, Executive Director, Julie Vallese, Managing Director of Government and Public Affairs, and Mark Fellin, Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association (JPMA).  Commissioner Buerkle and staff will participate in an introductory meeting with members of the JPMA.  The meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by the Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/25/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/25/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

October 01, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle Meeting with the High Phthalates Panel of the American Chemistry Council

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, meeting with the High Phthalates Panel of the American Chemistry Council.  This is an introductory meeting between Commissioner Buerkle and Eileen Conneely (American Chemistry Council), J. Patrick Harmon (BASF Corporation), Laura Keller (ExxonMobil Chemical Company), and Nina Hallmark (ExxonMobil Chemical Company) who interface with CPSC as members of the American Chemistry Council High Phthalates Panel; 3:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by the American Chemistry Council.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/23/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/24/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

October 01, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Bethesda Towers, Room 723

Association Meeting

Commissioner Marietta Robinson With Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association

Commissioner Marietta Robinson, Christopher Day, Director of Legislative Affairs, and Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, Office of the Chairman, meeting with Michael Dwyer, Executive Director, Julie Vallese, Managing Director of Government and Public Affairs, and Mark Fellin, Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, JPMA.  Commissioner Robinson and staff will participate in an introductory meeting with members of the JPMA.  3:00 p.m.,  Bethesda Towers, room 723.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary Sept. 3, 2013.  Posted in the Public Calendar Sept. 3, 2013.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

October 02, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Anna Luo Participating in a Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 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, 10:00 a.m. ET.  The meeting was requested by UL.  For additional information, contact Anna Luo, (301) 987-2010.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/26/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/27/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

October 02, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle Meeting with the Consumer Federation of America and Others

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant meeting with Rachel Weintraub (Consumer Federation of America), Carol Pollack-Nelson (Independent Safety Consulting), Linda Kaiser (Parents for Window Blind Safety), Mary Ann Plumper (Window Coverings News), Will Lynch (Safe T Shade), Tim Wood (Safe T Shade), Shelley Deppa (SBAI), and Alan Schoem (Law Offices of Alan H. Schoem) to discuss window blind safety; 11:00 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 714.  The meeting was requested by Carol Pollack-Nelson, Independent Safety Consulting.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/27/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/27/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

October 03, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Commissioner Marietta Robinson Meeting with General Electric Appliances

Commissioner Marietta Robinson; Christopher Day, Director of Legislative Affairs; and Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, meeting with General Electric Appliances.  This is an introductory meeting between Commissioner Robinson and General Electric Appliances President and CEO Chip Blankenship, General Counsel Dan Rowley, and Senior Counsel Product Safety and Regulatory Compliance Michael Del Negro; 3:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 723.  The meeting was requested by General Electric Appliances.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/25/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/26/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

October 03, 2013
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Meeting

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle Meeting with General Electric Appliances

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and Nancy Lowery, Special Assistant, meeting with General Electric Appliances.  This is an introductory meeting between Commissioner Buerkle and General Electric Appliances President and CEO Chip Blankenship, General Counsel Dan Rowley, and Senior Counsel Product Safety and Regulatory Compliance Michael Del Negro; 4:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by General Electric Appliances.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/24/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/25/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

October 04, 2013
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Marietta Robinson Meeting with Memebers of the Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association (FJATA)

Commissioner Marietta Robinson; Christopher Day, Director of Legislative Affairs; and Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, meeting with Sheila Millar and the following members of the Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association (FJATA):  Brent Cleaveland, Executive Director; Jim Heagney, K&M Associates, serving as President of FJATA; and Keith Barber, Rainbow Sales, serving as FJATA’s Secretary/Treasurer, to discuss CPSC regulations; 10:30 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 723.  The meeting was requested by Ms. Millar.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/26/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/26/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

October 04, 2013
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Commissioner Robert Adler Meeting with Members of the Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association (FJATA)

Commissioner Robert Adler, Jason Levine and Jana Fong-Swamidoss, Counselors to Commissioner Adler, meeting with Sheila Millar and the following members of the Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association (FJATA):  Brent Cleaveland, Executive Director; Jim Heagney, K&M Associates, serving as President of FJATA; and Keith Barber, Rainbow Sales, serving as FJATA’s Secretary/Treasurer, to discuss CPSC regulations; 11:30 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 725.  The meeting was requested by Ms. Millar.  For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/19/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/19/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial