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Week of April 22 - April 28, 2013

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April 23, 2013
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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Northbrook, IL

Association Meeting

Arthur Lee Attending Meeting held by Underwriters Laboratories

Arthur Lee, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be attending a meeting held by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) at UL in Northbrook, IL.  The meeting is held to discuss the new performance tests for UL 217 Single Station and Multiple Station Alarms.  For more information contact Thomas Fabian, UL, Thomas.Fabian@ul.com. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/4/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 4/5/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

April 23, 2013
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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Chicago, IL

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Thomas Caton, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, participating by teleconference in an ANSI A14 Committee Meeting

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, IL from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to discuss voluntary standards requirements for ladder accessories.  The meeting was requested by Janet Rapp, ALSI Executive Director.  For additional meeting or conference call information contact Tim Meadows, email:  tmeadows@smithbucklin.com.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 3/15/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 3/18/13.

April 24, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Rockville, MD

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Hope Nesteruk Participating in the F15.21 Sling Carrier Task Group Conference Call

Hope Nesteruk, Directorate for Engineering Sciences/Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in the F15.21 Sling Carrier task group conference call at 10: 00 a.m. EDT to discuss the ASTM Sling Carrier voluntary standard. This meeting was requested by ASTM. To get call information, please contact Len Morrissey of ASTM at 610-832-9719 or lmorriss@astm.org Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/17/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 4/17/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

April 24, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Bethesda, MD

Commission Meeting

Commission Meeting

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Hearing Room 420

 Open to the Public

 Matter to be Discussed

 Briefing Matter:  Safety Standard for Strollers:  Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

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

  • Status:Open to the Public

April 24, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Association Meeting

Treye Thomas Meeting with Accord Group and the Wood Preservative Science Council

Treye Thomas, Chemical Program Area Team Leader, and staff from the Directorates for Health Sciences and Laboratory Sciences meeting with Pat Quinn, Accord Group and representatives from the Wood Preservative Science Council.  The meeting agenda includes a discussion of available studies on the releases and consumer exposures to wood preservatives.  The meeting is being held at 1:00 p.m. at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 5 Research Place, Rockville, MD 20850.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/12/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 4/12/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Non-Substantial

April 24, 2013
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and Staff Meeting with Arlene Blum and Others on Furniture Flammability Standards

Chairman Inez Tenenbaum; Matt Howsare, Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel; Elliot Kaye, Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel; and Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, will meet with Arlene Blum, Vyto Babrauskas, Jerome Paulson and Malin Nasman to discuss furniture flammability standards; smolder and open flame standards; and California’s furniture standard.  The meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m. at CPSC headquarters, 4330 East West Highway, Suite 724, Bethesda, MD 20814.  The meeting was requested by Arlene Blum.  For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/22/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 4/22/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

April 25, 2013
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Rockville, MD

Association Meeting

Upholstered Furniture Fire Safety Technology Meeting

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is inviting stakeholders and other interested persons to attend a free, one-day public meeting, titled, “Upholstered Furniture Fire Safety Technology Meeting.”  This meeting will focus on technologies and anticipated progress on future fire barrier technologies and other options to reduce the fire hazard posed by residential upholstered furniture.  The meeting will be held April 25, 2013, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CPSC National Product Testing and Evaluation Center, 5 Research Place, Rockville, MD 20850.  For more information, please see https://www.cpsc.gov/meetingsignup and click the link for the Upholstered Furniture Fire Safety Technology Meeting.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 3/14/13.  Posted in Public Calendar 3/14/13.

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  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

April 25, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Rockville, MD

Association Meeting

Patricia Edwards Participating in an ASTM Bassinet Stability Task Group Phone Conference

Patricia Edwards, Directorate for Engineering Sciences will be participating in a phone conference with the ASTM Bassinet Stability Task Group at 10:00 a.m. EST. This meeting was requested by the ASTM task group. For the conference call information, please contact Patricia Edwards on or before April 24, 2013 at 301-987-2224 or at pedwards@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/18/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 4/19/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

April 25, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Crystal City, VA

Association Meeting

Doug Lee Attending a Button Battery Task Force Meeting

Doug Lee, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, attending a Button Battery Task Force meeting; 12:00 p.m., Crystal City Marriott 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 4/18/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 4/19/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

April 26, 2013
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Fairfield, NJ

Voluntary Standards Association Meeting

Patricia Edwards Meeting with the ASTM Hand Held Carrier Task Group

Patricia Edwards and Vince Amodeo, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be meeting with the ASTM Hand Held Carrier Task Group at the SGS Testing Lab in Fairfield, NJ from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.  This meeting was requested by ASTM. Due to space limitations, attendees must register in advance. Please contact Patricia Edwards by April 24th at pedwards@cpsc.gov for more information or to register. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/15/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 4/15/13. 

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

April 26, 2013
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Christopher Musto Meeting with the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory (AFSL) Standards Committee

Christopher Musto, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, Chemistry Division; Demar Granados, Office of Compliance and Field Operations; and Thomas Hardison, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, meeting with the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory (AFSL) Standards Committee.  This is a meeting of the AFSL Standards Committee;  The meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26 and 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.  The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Bethesda, MD.  The meeting was requested by AFSL.  For additional information contact Christopher Musto,  (301) 987-2090.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/17/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 4/17/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial

April 27, 2013
8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

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Bethesda, MD

Association Meeting

Christopher Musto Meeting with the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory (AFSL) Standards Committee

Christopher Musto, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, Chemistry Division; Demar Granados, Office of Compliance and Field Operations; and Thomas Hardison, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, meeting with the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory (AFSL) Standards Committee.  This is a meeting of the AFSL Standards Committee;  The meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26 and 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.  The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Bethesda, MD.  The meeting was requested by AFSL.  For additional information contact Christopher Musto,  (301) 987-2090.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/17/13.  Posted in the Public Calendar 4/17/13.

  • Status:Open to the Public
  • Substantial