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Week of September 19 - September 25, 2016

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September 19, 2016 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Add to Outlook Philadelphia, PA
Meeting
Commissioner Mohorovic Speaking on Panel at Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Symposium

Commissioner Joe Mohorovic is speaking on a panel at a Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) Symposium; 3:15 p.m.; 120 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA. The invitation was extended by Michael Bonasso. For additional information contact Ryan Radford at (301) 504-7901.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/14/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/15/16.

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September 20, 2016 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Voluntary Standards Association Meeting
Scott Ayers Attending ASTM F15.45 Visible Emission Task Group Meeting

Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the ASTM F15.45 candle visible emission task group meeting from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm EST in Columbus, OH.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov, 301-987-2030).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/26/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 7/26/16.

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September 20, 2016 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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CPSC Staff and Staff of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Conducting Free Product Safety Training for Buyers & Sourcing Professionals

CPSC staff and staff of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will conduct free product safety training for buyers and sourcing professionals dealing in electrical/electronic products, apparel, and toys from China. Buyers who source consumer products for eventual retail sale are key decision makers at the intersection of the production and retail value chains.  They have the power to ensure products purchased for their companies or clients meet all safety requirements but too often, they lack the knowledge to fulfill their role.  Product Safety Training for Buyers & Sourcing Professionals can help fill that gap.  Focus is on products for children and on products that have demonstrated high risks of safety violations and hazards. 

The two training events will be conducted in cooperation with local American Chambers of Commerce on September 20 (Ningbo) and September 22 (Guangzhou).

Target groups for this training are resident-in-China buyers and sourcing professionals who purchase consumer products for major importers located in the United States and Australia.  Many will be direct employees of U.S. or Australian companies.  Other potential attendees will be from specialized firms that handle purchasing for large global retailers, as well as from small and medium sized trading companies active in the consumer product export business.  English-Chinese interpretation will be provided.

Training information, times, and registration can be found at the following web links:

Guangzhou:  http://www.amcham-southchina.org/amcham/event/EventPrint.jsp?eventId=1470188875312

Ningbo:  http://www.amcham-shanghai.org/AmChamPortal/Event/EventDetail.aspx?EventId=7661

 For additional information, contact wxian@amcham-southchina.org for Guangzhou

 lori.chen@amcham-shanghai.org for Ningbo

  • Status: Open to the Public
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September 20, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Outlook Rockville, MD
Voluntary Standards Association Meeting
Suad Wanna-Nakamura Attending Teleconference with the ASTM Bassinet Task Group

Suad Wanna-Nakamura, Directorate for Health Sciences, will be attending a teleconference with the ASTM Bassinet Task group to discuss ongoing issues with bassinets; 11:00 am. The teleconference was requested by ASTM. For more information contact Suad Wanna-Nakamura at 301-987-2550.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/14/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/14/16.

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September 20, 2016 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM
Add to Outlook National Harbor, MD
Meeting
Commissioner Mohorovic Speaking at Promotional Products Association International Product Responsibility Summit

Commissioner Joe Mohorovic is speaking at the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Product Responsibility Summit; 12:45 p.m.; 201 Water Street, National Harbor, MD. The invitation was extended by Anne Stone with PPAI. For additional information contact Ryan Radford at (301) 504-7901.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/14/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/15/16.

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September 20, 2016 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Add to Outlook Columbus, OH
Voluntary Standards Association Meeting
Scott Ayers Attending the ASTM F15.45 Fire Safety Task Group Meeting

Scott Ayers,  Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the ASTM F15.45 candle fire safety task group meeting  from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST and Wednesday September 21, 2016 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm EST in Columbus, OH.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov, 301-987-2030).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/26/16.

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September 20, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Outlook Rockville, MD
Voluntary Standards Association Meeting
Sarah Newens Participating in an ASTM Meeting Regarding Liquid Laundry Packets

Sarah Newens, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating a teleconference with the Laundry Packets data task group regarding the F3159-15 Liquid Laundry Packets voluntary standard; 2:00 pm-3:00 pm.  The task group will be discussing the methods for evaluating the effectiveness of the standard.  This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information contact Sarah Newens at snewens@cpsc.gov or (301) 987-2582.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/13/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/14/16.

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September 21, 2016 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Voluntary Standards Association Meeting
Scott Ayers Attending the ASTM F15.45 Fire Safety Task Group Meeting

Scott Ayers,  Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the ASTM F15.45 candle fire safety task group meeting  from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST and Wednesday September 21, 2016 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm EST in Columbus, OH.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov, 301-987-2030).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/26/16.

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September 21, 2016 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Add to Outlook New Orleans, LA
Meeting
Demar Granados Attending and Participating in the American Pyrotechnics Association's Convention and Meeting

Demar Granados, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, attending and participating in the American Pyrotechnics Associations (APA)  Convention and Meeting.  Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana.  For additional information  contact Demar Granados, 301-504-7596.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/8/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar  8/8/16.

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September 21, 2016 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Add to Outlook Las Vegas, NV
Voluntary Standards Association Meeting
Vince Amodeo Participating in a Subcommittee Meeting with ASTM F08.10

Vince Amodeo, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be participating in a subcommittee meeting with the ASTM F08.10 subcommittee for bicycles. The subcommittee will be discussing bicycle safety; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV, South Pacific Ballroom #1 .  The conference call was requested by ASTM.  For additional information contact Vince Amodeo, (301) 987-2301 or vamodeo@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/18/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 8/18/16.

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September 21, 2016 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Add to Outlook Washington, DC
Meeting
Commissioner Mohorovic Speaking at American Cleaning Institute Fall Meeting

Commissioner Joe Mohorovic is speaking at the 2016 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Fall Meeting; 11:30 a.m.; 1331 L Street NW, Washington, DC. The invitation was extended by Ernie Ronsenberg with ACI. For additional information contact Ryan Radford at (301) 504-7901.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/14/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/15/16.

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September 21, 2016 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Add to Outlook Columbus, OH
Voluntary Standards Association Meeting
Scott Ayers Attending the ASTM F15.45 Fire Safety Task Group Meeting

Scott Ayers,  Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the ASTM F15.45 candle fire safety task group meeting  from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST and Wednesday September 21, 2016 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm EST in Columbus, OH.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov, 301-987-2030).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/26/16.

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September 22, 2016 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Add to Outlook New Orleans, LA
Meeting
Demar Granados Attending and Participating in the American Pyrotechnics Association's Convention and Meeting

Demar Granados, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, attending and participating in the American Pyrotechnics Associations (APA)  Convention and Meeting.  Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana.  For additional information  contact Demar Granados, 301-504-7596.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/8/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar  8/8/16.

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September 22, 2016 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Add to Outlook Rockville, MD
Voluntary Standards Association Meeting
Thomas Caton Participating in a Teleconference with Members of the American National Standards Institute

Thomas E. Caton, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, participating in a teleconference with the ANSI ASC-A14 ladder Committee to discuss ongoing issues with ladders; 9:00 am-2:00 pm.  The meeting is a regular bi-annual meeting on the committee with a teleconference option by ANSI ASC-A14.  For more information contact Susan Lane, Slane@americanladderinstitute.org.  (OGC approved waiver of seven-day notice.) Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/20/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/20/16.

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September 22, 2016 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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CPSC Staff and Staff of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Conducting Free Product Safety Training for Buyers & Sourcing Professionals

CPSC staff and staff of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will conduct free product safety training for buyers and sourcing professionals dealing in electrical/electronic products, apparel, and toys from China. Buyers who source consumer products for eventual retail sale are key decision makers at the intersection of the production and retail value chains.  They have the power to ensure products purchased for their companies or clients meet all safety requirements but too often, they lack the knowledge to fulfill their role.  Product Safety Training for Buyers & Sourcing Professionals can help fill that gap.  Focus is on products for children and on products that have demonstrated high risks of safety violations and hazards. 

The two training events will be conducted in cooperation with local American Chambers of Commerce on September 20 (Ningbo) and September 22 (Guangzhou).

Target groups for this training are resident-in-China buyers and sourcing professionals who purchase consumer products for major importers located in the United States and Australia.  Many will be direct employees of U.S. or Australian companies.  Other potential attendees will be from specialized firms that handle purchasing for large global retailers, as well as from small and medium sized trading companies active in the consumer product export business.  English-Chinese interpretation will be provided.

Training information, times, and registration can be found at the following web links:

Guangzhou:  http://www.amcham-southchina.org/amcham/event/EventPrint.jsp?eventId=1470188875312

Ningbo:  http://www.amcham-shanghai.org/AmChamPortal/Event/EventDetail.aspx?EventId=7661

 For additional information, contact wxian@amcham-southchina.org for Guangzhou

 lori.chen@amcham-shanghai.org for Ningbo

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September 22, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Outlook Bethesda, MD
Commission Meeting
Briefing Matter: Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Plan

Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD

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

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September 22, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Outlook Rockville, MD
Voluntary Standards Association Meeting
Han Lim Participating in a Teleconference with Members of the American National Standards Institute

Han Lim, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, participating in a teleconference with members of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z21.1 (Household Cooking Gas Appliances) and Z21.20 (Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use) to discuss possible changes to applicable standards that may address issues involving electronic control panels on gas range ovens such as overheating electronic components, ovens turning on by themselves, and loss of temperature control.  This teleconference is a continuation of the August 26, 2016 teleconference, where a small work group was examining the standards involving electronic componentry; 10:00 am ET; The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) will facilitate the discussions for this teleconference.  For additional information, contact Han Lim, (301) 987-2327; email:  hlim@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/13/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar.  Notice updated 9/15/16.

 

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September 22, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Outlook Bethesda, MD
Meeting
John Boja Participating in a Phone Conference with Great Lakes Marketing

John Boja, Office of Compliance, will be participating in a telephone conference with Great Lakes Marketing regarding Child Resistant Packaging: Review of Testing Protocols at 11:00am Eastern Time. This conference was organized by Great Lakes Marketing.  For the call-in information, please contact jboja@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/11/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/12/16.

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September 22, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Outlook McLean, VA
Meeting
Commissioner Buerkle Participating in an Amber Road Global Trade Academy Webinar

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle to participate in an Amber Road Global Trade Academy webinar regarding the US ACE Single Window e-filing initiative.  Commissioner Buerkle will provide an overview of CPSC’s Alpha Pilot and share her perspective on import safety, collaboration, and e-filing; 2:00 p.m., McLean, VA.  The meeting was requested by Gary Barraco, Amber Road.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/20/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/20/16.

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September 22, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Outlook Rockville, MD
Voluntary Standards Association Meeting
Michael Taylor Participating in an Adult Portable Bed Rails (APBR) Subcommittee Meeting Via Teleconference

Michael Taylor, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, will be participating in an ASTM subcommittee Adult Portable Bed Rails meeting at 2pm, to discuss negative votes received on the latest voluntary standard ballot. The teleconference was requested by ASTM. For more information contact Michael Taylor (mtaylor@cpsc.gov 301-987-2338).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/14/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/15/16.

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September 23, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Outlook Bethesda, MD
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Commissioner Buerkle and Staff Meeting with Representatives from the National Floor Safety Institute

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and staff to meeting with representatives from the National Floor Safety Institute, and  to discuss Petition CP 16-1 for Labeling Requirements Regarding Slip Resistance of Hard Surface Flooring and Floor Coatings; 10:00 a.m., Bethesda Towers.  The meeting was requested by Russ Kendzior, National Floor Safety Institute.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, Executive Assistant, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/20/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/20/16.

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