CPSC will hold a one-day Children’s Sleepwear Seminar. The Seminar will focus on testing, certification, and other compliance guidance relating to the requirements for children’s sleepwear. The Seminar will begin at 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM and held in the 4th Floor Hearing Room at the CPSC offices in Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD. Individuals who plan on attending should register for the seminar by contacting Carolyn Carlin, email@example.com.
A live webcast of seminar can be viewed at https://cpsc.gov/live
Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences will participate in the joint Z21/CSA Technical Sub-Committee on Outdoor Cooking & Illuminating Appliances teleconference from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (firstname.lastname@example.org, (301) 987-2030. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 10/10/16.
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 will be a continuation of the October 6, 2016 teleconference; 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; e-mail: email@example.com. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 10/12/16. Posted in the Public Calendar 10/12/16.
Sarah Newens, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be participating in a phone conference with UL Task Group at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to discuss child accessibility of microwave ovens. This meeting was requested by UL. For the call-in information, please contact Sarah Newens at Snewens@cpsc.gov.
Perry Sharpless, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, Division of Mechanical Engineering, will be participating in the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals subcommittee meeting; 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., New Orleans, LA. This meeting was requested by APSP. For additional information, contact Carvin DiGiovanni, Vice President, Technical & Standards at firstname.lastname@example.org. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 10/24/16. Posted in the Public Calendar 10/24/16.
Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the NFPA 30 Correlating Committee on Flammable and Combustible Liquids teleconference from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm EST. For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (email@example.com 301-987-2030); for teleconference call-in information, please contact Diane Matthews of NFPA (DMatthews@nfpa.com, 617-984-7407). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/15/16. Posted in the Public Calendar 10/24/16.
Dr. Andrew Lock, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, and Rik Khanna, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, participating in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 277 Upholstered Furniture Main Task Group teleconference to discuss voluntary standards development for upholstered furniture; 10:00 a.m. EST. The call-in information is 1-855-747-8824; Passcode: 533726. For additional information contact Andrew Lock, (301) 987-2099 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 10/20/16. Posted in the Public Calendar 10/20/16.
Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will participate in the ASTM Candle Fire Safety teleconference meeting on rewriting ASTM F2417 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am EST. For more information on this meeting contact Scott Ayers (email@example.com).
Commissioner Robert Adler, Sarah Klein (Chief Counsel), and Jennifer Feinberg (Senior Counsel) will meet with members of the public health and consumer advocacy community to discuss the significant risk of injury or death associated with crib bumpers. Speakers will include Dr. Rachel Moon (Professor of Pediatrics and Division Head of General Pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine); Ami Gadhia (Assistant Director of American Academy of Pediatrics, Dept. of Federal Affairs); Dr. N.J. Scheers (Analyst with BDS Data Analytics); Dr. Bradley Thach (Neonatologist with St. Louis Children's Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at Washington University); Teri Covington (Director of the National Center for Fatality Review & Prevention); Dr. Joshua Sharfstein (Professor of the Practice with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health); Dr. Andrea Gielen (Director of Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research & Policy); and Nancy Cowles (Executive Director of Kids in Danger).
The meeting will be held from 10:30am-1:00pm, in the CPSC Hearing Room, 4th Floor, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD. The event may be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/Multi-media/Webcast/Live-Webcast/.
The meeting was requested by Dr. Scheers. For additional information contact Maureen Kentoff, Executive Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 504-7731.
Rana Balci-Sinha, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff attending the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) Standard Steering Committee meeting; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST at Kellen Company offices, 750 National Press Building, 529 14th Street NW, Suite 750 , Washington DC 20045. For additional Information contact Rana Balci-Sinha at email@example.com or (301) 987-2584. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 10/18/16. Posted in the Public Calendar 10/18/16.