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Apr
23
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Rebekah Kempske of Laboratory Sciences and other staff will be participating in a virtual meeting with the ASTM F15.42 Foldaway Beds Data Analysis Task Group on April 23, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (ET). This meeting will include discussion of incident data on foldaway beds that was provided by CPSC staff. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Rebekah Kempske, rkempske@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 4/11/2024. Posted in the Public Calendar 4/15/2024.
Apr
23
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Yeon Kim, the Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will participate in the UL 2157 Electric Clothes Washing Machines and Extractors task group (TG) virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm ET. TG will review the work completed for the instantaneous out-of-balance condition and compare two proposed methods. For more information on this meeting, including how to join the virtual meeting, please contact Yeon Kim (ykim@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/18/2024.
Apr
23
9:30 AM to 12:30 AM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Topics: Candles and Candle Accessories
Open to the Public
Scott Ayers of the Directorate for Engineering Sciences will participate in a virtual meeting with the ASTM F15.45 subcommittee on candles to review recent candle recalls and reports, including those posted to SaferProducts.gov. The meeting was organized by ASTM F15.45 subcommittee. For more information on this meeting, including how to participate, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/3/2024.
Apr
23
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Arthur Lee will be chairing a working group for electric fans. The working group will develop a proposal for UL 1004 Rotating Electric Machines to incorporate the UL 507 performance changes for motors used in unattended fans. The virtual meeting is on April 23, 2024, 9 am to 10 am (America/New York). For additional information, contact Arthur Lee at alee@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/15/2024.
Apr
22
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Mark Eilbert and other staff, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, Division of Mechanical Engineering, will be participating via virtual meetings of the Pool and Hot Tube Alliance, PHTA-16 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) on Apr 22, 2024, 02:00 to 04:00 PM EST. Meeting agenda includes discussions on revisions to the APSP-16 2017 American National Standard for Suction Outlet Fitting Assemblies (SOFA) for Use in Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs, referenced in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Act (VGBA). The meetings are open to the public. For additional information, including meeting attendance, please contact Mark Eilbert at meilbert@cpsc.gov (preferred) or (301) 987-2232. Posted to the public calendar 2/26/2024.
Apr
19
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Pam Springs and Melissa Rivera Pabon, Office of Communications, and Richard O’Brien Office of International Programs will speak at the OAS Workshop and Dialogue on Consumer Protection, April 18-19, 2024, via video conferencing. Ms. Springs and Ms. Rivera Pabon will cover CPSC outreach to consumers at 11:00am EDT April 18 and 11:00am EDT April 19, respectively. Mr. O’Brien will speak about Detection and Management of Unsafe Products, April 18 at 11:00am EDT. Participation was requested by OAS. For information about viewing the Workshop and Dialogue, contact Nataly Rojas Cuellar, c.nrojasc@sic.gov.co. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/8/2024.
Apr
19
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (America/New_York)
Topics: Carriages and Strollers
Open to the Public
Kristen Talcott of Engineering Sciences and other staff, will be participating in a virtual meeting with the ASTM F15.17 Strollers Subcommittee on April 19, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (ET). This is a meeting to review incident data provided by CPSC and to discuss potential future changes to the ASTM F833 standard for carriages and strollers. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Kristen Talcott, ktalcott@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/2/2024.
Apr
18
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Charles Bevington and CPSC staff will participate in a teleconference on Thursday April 18th from 3 to 4 PM EST for an ASTM task group under ASTM subcommittee D.22.05 Indoor air to discuss WK80812- A proposed ASTM Guide with the title: Defining and categorizing modeling approaches to support source characterization for indoor exposure assessment of consumer products. Please contact Charles Bevington at cbevington@cpsc.gov for more information. Posted to the public calendar on 4/10/2024.
Apr
18
3:00 PM to 3:30 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Chair Hoehn-Saric and his staff will participate in a meeting with Mayra Thomas-Romero, parent advocate, and Mike Leshner, Consulting Professional Engineer at Leshner & Associates, to discuss baby product safety and breathability research. The meeting was requested by Mayra Thomas-Romero. For additional information contact Annie Campbell at ACampbell@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 4/3/2024.
Apr
18
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Mark Eilbert and other staff, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, Division of Mechanical Engineering, will be participating via virtual meeting of the Pool and Hot Tube Alliance, PHTA-16 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) Testing Task Group on Apr 18, 2024, 03:00 to 4:00 PM ET. Meeting agenda includes discussions on change requests for revisions to the APSP-16 2017 American National Standard for Suction Outlet Fitting Assemblies (SOFA) for Use in Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs, referenced in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Act (VGBA). The meeting is open to the public. For additional information, including meeting attendance, please contact Mark Eilbert at meilbert@cpsc.gov (preferred) or (301) 987-2232. Posted to the public calendar on 2/26/2024.

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  • Joel Recht, Ron Jordan and other staff will participate in a meeting with representatives from Carrier Corporation.

    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Joel Recht, Ron Jordan and other staff will participate in a meeting with representatives from Carrier Corporation. Participants include: Jason Thomas, Director, Regulatory Affairs, HVAC North America; Kate Martinez, General Counsel for Carrier HVAC North America; Paul Haydock, Principal Engineer, North America RLCS HVAC; Neal Cohen, Neal Cohen Law LLC; and Boaz Green, Neal Cohen Law LLC. The meeting was requested by Neal Cohen to discuss CPSC’s rulemaking on gas furnaces. The second part of the meeting will be closed so Carrier can discuss their compliance program and other proprietary information. For additional information contact Joel Recht at JRecht@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 4/24/2024.

  • Closed Commission Meeting

    10:00 am to 11:00 am

    Subject of Closed Meeting: Briefing Matters.Date of Closed Meeting: May 1, 2024; 10:00 am Record of Commission Vote: On April 26, 2024, the Commission voted unanimously (5-0) to close the meeting. Commission’s Explanation of Closing: This meeting may be properly closed under Exemptions 3, 4, 7 and 9; 16 CFR § 1013.4(b)(3), (4), (7), and (9). This meeting will involve discussion of the following: (1) matters specifically exempted from disclosure by statute (other than 5 U.S.C. 552) (Exemption 3); (2) trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential (Exemption 4); (3) investigatory records to the extent that the production of such records or information would (a) interfere with enforcement proceedings and (b) disclose investigative techniques and procedures (Exemption 7); and (4) information the premature disclosure of which is likely to frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action (Exemption 9). In deciding to close the meeting, the Commission has determined that, on balance, considering the relative advantages and disadvantages to the public of conducting the meeting in open or closed session, the public interest would best be served by closing the meeting based on the Exemptions identified. The General Counsel has certified that the meeting may be properly closed to the public under the referenced exemptions.Purpose of this Notice: This document gives notice that the Commission has decided to close the meeting described above. This notice is given pursuant to the Commission’s rules issued under the Government in the Sunshine Act (16 C.F.R. § 1013.4(c)(4)).

  • Jill Hurley will be participating in a virtual meeting of the ASTM F08.27 subcommittee on hydrogel ball projectiles and warnings

    10:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Jill Hurley, Division of Human Factors, will be participating in a virtual meeting of the ASTM F08.27 subcommittee on hydrogel ball projectiles and warnings on 5/1/2024 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM This meeting was requested by ASTM and will discuss the draft proposed standard for hydrogel launcher warnings. For additional information, including the meeting location/call-in information, contact Jill Hurley at jhurley@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/25/2024.

  • Commissioner Boyle will meet with Carrier Corporation

    3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Commissioner Boyle and staff will participate in a meeting with representatives from Carrier Corporation on Wednesday, May 1st from 3:00pm to 3:30pm. The meeting was requested by Neal Cohen to discuss CPSC’s rulemaking on gas furnaces. Participants will include Jason Thomas, Director, Regulatory Affairs, HVAC North America; Kate Martinez, General Counsel for Carrier HVAC North America; Paul Haydock, Principal Engineer, North America RLCS HVAC; Neal Cohen, Neal Cohen Law LLC; and Boaz Green, Neal Cohen Law LLC. The meeting will be held in-person at Bethesda Towers. For additional information, please contact Jacob Murray at jsmurray@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/19/2024.

  • Chair Hoehn-Saric and his staff will participate in a meeting with Carrier Corporation.

    4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Chair Hoehn-Saric and his staff will participate in a meeting with representatives from Carrier Corporation. Participants include: Jason Thomas, Director, Regulatory Affairs, HVAC North America; Kate Martinez, General Counsel for Carrier HVAC North America; Paul Haydock, Principal Engineer, North America RLCS HVAC; Neal Cohen, Neal Cohen Law LLC; and Boaz Green, Neal Cohen Law LLC. The meeting was requested by Neal Cohen to discuss CPSC’s rulemaking on gas furnaces. The second part of the meeting will be closed so Carrier can discuss their compliance program and other proprietary information. The meeting will be held at CPSC headquarters in Bethesda. For additional information contact Annie Campbell at ACampbell@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 4/3/2024 and updated on 4/24/2024.

  • Doug Lee participating in an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Technical Committee Meeting for Leakage Current for Utilization Equipment (TC 101)

    9:00 am to 11:00 am

    Doug Lee, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, participating in an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Technical Committee Meeting for Leakage Current for Utilization Equipment (TC 101) to review and continue discussions on Testing Methods, Laboratory Results, and Preliminary Proposals for Resolving GFCI Interoperability Issues; 9:00am to 11:00am Eastern time; The meeting was requested by Marina Currie, UL Project Manager. For additional information contact Doug Lee, (301) 987-2073 or dlee@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/24/2024.

  • Scott Ayers Participating in Hybrid ASTM F15.45 Subcommittee Meeting on Candle Safety

    11:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Scott Ayers of the Directorate for Engineering Sciences will participate in a virtual meeting with the ASTM F15.45 subcommittee on candles to discuss subcommittee business, including recent ballot results and other matters. The meeting was organized by ASTM F15.45 subcommittee. For more information on this meeting, including how to participate, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/3/2024.

  • Kristen Talcott of Engineering Sciences and other staff, will be participating in a virtual meeting with the ASTM F15.42 Furniture Subcommittee task group on material interactions

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Kristen Talcott of Engineering Sciences and other staff, will be participating in a virtual meeting with the ASTM F15.42 Furniture Subcommittee task group on material interactions in the ASTM F3096 (tip-over restraints) voluntary standard on May 2, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET). This is a meeting to discuss potential new requirements for anti-tip devices used with clothing storage units (CSUs). The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Kristen Talcott, ktalcott@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 4/23/2024.

  • Charles Bevington and other CPSC staff will be participating in a working group meeting

    11:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Charles Bevington and other CPSC staff will be participating in a working group meeting to develop protocol to measure emissions from gas range stoves and their impact on indoor air quality in support of CSA | Z21.1 standard revision. The meeting will be virtual and will be held on Thursday May 2nd from 11:00 to 1:00 EST. Contact Charles Bevington cbevington@cpsc.gov for more information. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/26/2024.

  • Mark Eilbert and other staff, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, Division of Mechanical Engineering, will be participating via virtual meeting of the Pool and Hot Tube Alliance, PHTA-16 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) Testing Task Group

    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Mark Eilbert and other staff, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, Division of Mechanical Engineering, will be participating via virtual meeting of the Pool and Hot Tube Alliance, PHTA-16 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) Testing Task Group on May 2, 2024, 03:00 to 4:00 PM ET. Meeting agenda includes discussions on change requests for revisions to the APSP-16 2017 American National Standard for Suction Outlet Fitting Assemblies (SOFA) for Use in Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs, referenced in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Act (VGBA). The meeting is open to the public. For additional information, including meeting attendance, please contact Mark Eilbert at meilbert@cpsc.gov (preferred) or (301) 987-2232. Posted to the public calendar on 2/26/2024.

  • ASTM F15.59 Subcommittee Meeting on Children’s Step Stools and Standing Towers

    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Brad Gordon, Directorate of Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in recurring teleconference meetings with the ASTM F15.59 Subcommittee on Children’s Step Stools and Standing Towers. The Subcommittee plans to meet on May 2, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (ET) to discuss the development of a new standard for children’s step stools and standing towers. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Brad Gordon at BGordon@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/23/2024.

  • Scott Ayers Attending ASHRAE 15.2 Meeting on Flammable Refrigerants in Residential Applications

    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Scott Ayers of the Directorate for Engineering Sciences will participate in an ASHRAE 15.2 subcommittee meeting on residential HVAC systems. The subcommittee will discuss subcommittee business, possibly including flammable refrigerant requirements. The meeting was organized by the ASHRAE 15 committee. For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov). Posted to the public calendar on 4/26/2024.

  • Joanna Matheson Participating in ASTM E56 Subcommittee Meetings Regarding Updates on Nanotechnology Work

    8:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Joanna Matheson, Directorate for Health Sciences, and other staff will participate in the ASTM E56 two-day meeting via teleconference. This is a hybrid meeting being held at ASTM Headquarters, 100 Bar Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA. The May 6th-7th meeting will consist of meetings by the E56 subcommittees providing updates on nanotechnology standardization activities. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Joanna Matheson at jmatheson@cpsc.gov, (301) 987-2564. Posted to the public calendar on 2/15/2024.

  • Vineed Dayal and Greg Ota participating in: Helmets & Headgear – ASTM F08 May 2024 Committee Week

    9:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Vineed Dayal and Greg Ota, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, will participate in a conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 6th to 9th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET with ASTM F08 sports equipment subcommittees to discuss relevant headgear standards. For additional information, including call in information, please contact Vineed Dayal (vdayal@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 2/22/2024.

  • Khalisa Phillips and other CPSC staff will participate in a meeting with the ASTM F15.09 Home Playgrounds Subcommittee

    9:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Khalisa Phillips, ESHF, and other CPSC staff will participate in a hybrid-in person (Philadelphia, Downtown Marriott) and virtual (Webex) meeting with the ASTM F15.09 Home Playgrounds Subcommittee to address strangulation, entrapment, and other safety hazards on home playgrounds. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, contact Khalisa Phillips at kphillips@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2592. Transmitted to the OS and posted in the Public Calendar 4/5/2024.

  • Commissioners Feldman and Dziak Holding a Teleconference with Carrier Corporation

    11:00 am to 11:30 am

    Commissioners Feldman and Dziak will hold a teleconference with representatives of Carrier Corporation to discuss the proposed rule for gas furnaces. Participants will include Jason Thomas (Director, Regulatory Affairs, Carrier HVAC North America), Kate Martinez (General Counsel, Carrier HVAC North America), A.J. Rosenthal (Counsel, Carrier HVAC North America), Paul Haydock (Principal Engineer, Carrier North America RLCS HVAC), Neal Cohen (Neal Cohen Law LLC), and Boaz Green (Neal Cohen Law LLC). Neal Cohen requested the meeting. For additional information please contact John Mitchell at jmitchell@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/29/2024.

  • Meeting with: ASTM F15.29 Subcommittee on Playground Equipment for Public Use

    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Andrew Newens, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff will participate in an in-person (Philadelphia Marriott Downtown) meeting with the ASTM F15.29 Subcommittee on Playground Equipment for Public Use, and associated Task Groups. This meeting was requested by ASTM to discuss proposed updates to safety standards and other topics aimed at the prevention and mitigation of safety hazards on public playgrounds. For additional information, please contact Andrew Newens at anewens@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2248. Posted to the public calendar on 4/24/2024.

  • AATCC Spring Committee Meetings

    8:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Emily Maling and Paige Witzen, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, will participate in American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Spring Committee Meetings on May 7, 2024 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM ET via teleconference. Meetings will include discussion of laundering procedures and e-textiles. For more information, including meeting call-in information, please contact Emily Maling at emaling@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2301. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/29/2024.

  • Vineed Dayal and Greg Ota participating in: Helmets & Headgear – ASTM F08 May 2024 Committee Week

    9:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Vineed Dayal and Greg Ota, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, will participate in a conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 6th to 9th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET with ASTM F08 sports equipment subcommittees to discuss relevant headgear standards. For additional information, including call in information, please contact Vineed Dayal (vdayal@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 2/22/2024.

  • Janet Buyer and other CPSC staff will be meeting in-person with Mark Carpenter and Brian Thomas of GenTent Safety Canopies LLC

    9:00 am to 10:00 am

    Janet Buyer, Engineering Sciences, Division of Mechanical and Combustion Engineering, and other CPSC staff will be meeting in-person with Mark Carpenter and Brian Thomas of GenTent Safety Canopies LLC on 5/7/2024 at 9 AM ET at 5 Research Place, Rockville, MD. This meeting was requested by Mark Carpenter to discuss canopies for portable generators. For additional information, contact Janet Buyer at jbuyer@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/23/2024.

  • Meeting with: ASTM F08.17 Subcommittee on Trampolines and Related Equipment

    9:00 am to 5:30 pm

    Thomas Caton, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff will participate in an in-person (Philadelphia Marriott Downtown) meeting with the ASTM F08.17 Subcommittee on Trampolines and Related Equipment and associated Task Groups. This meeting was requested by ASTM International Committee F08 to discuss proposed updates to the safety standard. For additional information, please contact Thomas Caton at tcaton@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2248. Posted to the public calendar on 4/29/2024.

  • Sharon White and other CPSC staff will participate in a virtual meeting of the ASTM F15.72 task group

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Sharon White, Division of Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will participate in a virtual meeting of the ASTM F15.72 task group on the use and design of devices for torch and lamp fuel on May 7, 2024, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST. The task group will continue to develop performance requirements and test methods for these devices. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For more information, including log-in information, contact Sharon White at 301-987-2562 or swhite@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/24/2024.

  • ASTM F15.19 Methods for Measuring Re-Breathing Task Group Meeting, Tuesday, May 7, 3:00PM ET

    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Ashley Johnson, Directorate for Health Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a teleconference meeting with the ASTM F15.19 Methods for Measuring Re-Breathing Task Group on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET to discuss a proposal from an ASTM member to develop standard test methods for measuring firmness, airflow, and CO2 re-breathing in infant products. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Ashley Johnson at aajohnson@cpsc.gov. Posted in the Public Calendar 4/26/2024.

  • Vineed Dayal and Greg Ota participating in: Helmets & Headgear – ASTM F08 May 2024 Committee Week

    9:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Vineed Dayal and Greg Ota, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, will participate in a conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 6th to 9th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET with ASTM F08 sports equipment subcommittees to discuss relevant headgear standards. For additional information, including call in information, please contact Vineed Dayal (vdayal@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 2/22/2024.

  • Meeting with: ASTM F15.29 Subcommittee on Playground Equipment for Public Use

    9:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Andrew Newens, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff will participate in an in-person (Philadelphia Marriott Downtown) meeting with the ASTM F15.29 Subcommittee on Playground Equipment for Public Use, and associated Task Groups. This meeting was requested by ASTM to discuss proposed updates to safety standards and other topics aimed at the prevention and mitigation of safety hazards on public playgrounds. For additional information, please contact Andrew Newens at anewens@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2248. Posted to the public calendar on 4/26/2024.

  • Public Hearing on Fiscal Years 2025 and 2026 Commission Agenda and Priorities

    10:00 am to 2:00 pm

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) will conduct a public hearing to receive views from interested parties about the Commission’s agenda and priorities for fiscal year (FY) 2025, which begins on October 1, 2024, and for FY 2026, which begins on October 1, 2025. We invite members of the public to participate. The hybrid hearing will be held in person at CPSC’s headquarters and remotely via webinar on May 8, 2024, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). This year’s hearing will be held as a hybrid meeting—in person at CPSC’s headquarters and remotely via webinar. For individuals attending in person, the meeting will be held at CPSC’s headquarters, located at 4330 East-West Highway, 4th Floor – Hearing Room, Bethesda, MD 20814. Individuals who plan to attend the meeting remotely should use the following link to access the meeting: https://cpsc.webex.com/cpsc/j.php?MTID=m8963411189b6bd697089c6282d08b7e9Requests to make oral presentations (in person or remotely) and the text of oral presentations and written comments should be sent by email to cpsc-os@cpsc.gov with the subject line, “Agenda and Priorities FY 2025 and/or 2026.” Requests to make oral presentations—in person or remotely—and the written text of any oral presentations must be received by the Office of the Secretary not later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on April 24, 2024. The Commission will accept written comments as well. These also must be received by the Office of the Secretary not later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on April 24, 2024.For information about the hearing, or to request an opportunity to make an oral presentation, whether in person or remotely, please send an email to CPSC’s Office of the Secretary at cpsc-os@cpsc.gov. If you have any questions about the hearing, you may contact Alberta E. Mills, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, telephone (301) 504-7479.

  • John Gordon will attend the NCAB meeting.

    10:00 am to 3:45 pm

    John Gordon, Directorate for Health Sciences, will attend the National Cancer Advisory Borad (NCAB) meeting. The meeting will be held online, May 8, 2024, 10:00 am – 3:45 pm. Meeting information, including registration information, is available at https://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/ncab/ncab.htm For additional information, contact John Gordon, jgordon@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/18/2024.

  • Meeting with ASTM F15.61 Subcommittee on Constant Air Inflatable Play Devices for Home Use

    10:00 am to 2:00 pm

    Andrew Newens, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff will participate in a hybrid n in-person (Philadelphia Marriott Downtown) and virtual (Webex) meeting with the ASTM F15.61 Subcommittee on Constant Air Inflatable Play Devices for Home Use. This meeting was requested by ASTM to discuss proposed revisions to F2729 Consumer Safety Specification for Constant Air Inflatable Play Devices for Home Use. For additional information, please contact Andrew Newens at anewens@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2248. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/24/2024.

  • Frederick deGrano participating in a meeting of the ASTM F08.30 Fitness Products Treadmill Task Group

    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Frederick deGrano, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will participate in an in-person meeting (Philadelphia, PA, Marriott Downtown) with the ASTM F08.30 Fitness Products Treadmill Task Group on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 from 2:00 PM-5:00 PM (ET). This is an ongoing discussion toward addressing updates needed to current standards related to treadmill hazards. For additional information, including attendance information, contact Frederick deGrano, fdegrano@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 4/24/2024.

  • Meeting with ASTM F08.63 Subcommittee on Playground Surfacing Systems

    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Andrew Newens, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff will participate in an in-person (Philadelphia Marriott Downtown) meeting with the ASTM F08.63 Subcommittee on Playground Surfacing Systems. This meeting was requested by ASTM to discuss proposed updates to safety standards and other topics aimed at the prevention and mitigation of safety hazards related to playground surfacing. For additional information, contact Andrew Newens at anewens@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2248. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/24/2024.

  • Commission Meeting: Briefing Matter: Fiscal Year 2024 Proposed Operating Plan: Alignment and Midyear Review

    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

    In person attendance: 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland, Room 420. A live webcast of the meeting can be viewed at the following link: https://cpsc.webex.com/cpsc/j.php?MTID=m6d40a3231e2b6f93a08fda74c53af1feJoin by phone: +1-415-527-5035 US TollAccess code: 282 999 00903Contact Alberta Mills at cpsc-os@cpsc.gov if you have any questions.

  • Vineed Dayal and Greg Ota participating in: Helmets & Headgear – ASTM F08 May 2024 Committee Week

    9:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Vineed Dayal and Greg Ota, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, will participate in a conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 6th to 9th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET with ASTM F08 sports equipment subcommittees to discuss relevant headgear standards. For additional information, including call in information, please contact Vineed Dayal (vdayal@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 2/22/2024.

  • Closed Commission Meeting

    9:00 am to 11:00 am

    Subject of Closed Meeting: Briefing Matter.Date of Closed Meeting: May 9, 2024; 9 am Record of Commission Vote: On May 8, 2024 the Commission voted unanimously (5-0) to close the meeting. Commission’s Explanation of Closing: This meeting may be properly closed under Exemptions 3, 4, 7, 9 and 10; 16 CFR § 1013.4(b)(3), (4), (7), (9) and (10). This meeting will involve discussion of the following: (1) matters specifically exempted from disclosure by statute (other than 5 U.S.C. 552) (Exemption 3); (2) trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential (Exemption 4); (3) investigatory records to the extent that the production of such records or information would (a) interfere with enforcement proceedings and (b) disclose investigative techniques and procedures (Exemption 7); (4) information the premature disclosure of which is likely to frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action (Exemption 9); and (5) the Agency's issuance of a subpoena, or the Agency's participation in a civil action or proceeding … or the initiation, conduct, or disposition by the Agency of a particular case of formal agency adjudication pursuant to the procedures in 5 U.S.C. 554 or otherwise involving a determination on the record after opportunity for hearing (exemption 10). In voting to close the meeting, the Commission has determined that, on balance, considering the relative advantages and disadvantages to the public of conducting the meeting in open or closed session, the public interest would best be served by closing the meeting based on the Exemptions identified. The General Counsel has certified that the meeting may be properly closed to the public under the referenced exemptions.Purpose of this Notice: This document gives notice that the Commission has decided to close the meeting described above. This notice is given pursuant to the Commission’s rules issued under the Government in the Sunshine Act (16 C.F.R. § 1013.4(c)(4)).

  • ASTM F15.58 subcommittee for e-scooters

    10:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Lawrence Mella, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff, will be participating in person in a hybrid (in-person/virtual) meeting with the ASTM F15.58 subcommittee for e-scooters, self-balancing scooters, and electric powered balance bikes on 5/9/2024 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET). This is a meeting to discuss developments of the draft standards under F15.58 jurisdiction. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information contact Lawrence Mella at LMella@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 4/29/2024.

  • Hope Nesteruk, Risk Management Group, and other staff will be participating in a virtual meeting with the ASTM F15.42 Recliner entrapment task group

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Hope Nesteruk, Risk Management Group, and other staff will be participating in a virtual meeting with the ASTM F15.42 Recliner entrapment task group on May 9, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET). This meeting will focus on a draft test method for evaluating recliners for child entrapment hazards. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Hope Nesteruk, hnesteruk@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 4/17/2024.

  • Meeting with: ASTM F15.79 Subcommittee on Market Umbrellas

    9:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Andrew Newens, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff, will participate in a hybrid in-person (Philadelphia Marriott Downtown) and virtual (Webex) meeting with the ASTM F15.79 Subcommittee on Market Umbrellas. This meeting was requested by ASTM to continue the development of safety standards for market and beach umbrellas. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Andrew Newens at anewens@cpsc.gov or (301) 987-2248. Posted to the public calendar on 4/24/2024.

  • Arthur Lee and staff are attending virtually an UL 858, Household Electric Ranges Meeting

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Arthur Lee and staff will be attending virtually a meeting on Supplemental Battery Power in Major Appliances for UL 858. The meeting is only virtual. The purpose of this meeting is developing requirements for batteries used in electric ranges. For additional information, contact Arthur Lee at alee@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/24/2024.

  • Simon Lee, Jr. and other CPSC staff will be participating in a Microsoft Teams meeting with the ASTM F15.75 Subcommittee on Connected Products

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Simon Lee, Jr., Division of Electrical Engineering and Fire Sciences and other staff, will be participating in a Microsoft Teams meeting with the ASTM F15.75 Subcommittee on Connected Products on May 10th, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET. This is a meeting to continue discussing recent Subcommittee discussions on artificial intelligence/machine learning and to review recent updated, proposed new terms, definitions, and references. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Simon Lee, Jr. at splee@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2035. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 5/1/2024.

  • Priscilla Verdino and other CPSC staff are participating virtually in a meeting with an ASTM F15.42 Furniture Safety Subcommittee Storage Ottoman Scope Sub Task Group

    9:00 am to 10:00 am

    Priscilla Verdino of Laboratory Sciences and other CPSC staff are participating virtually in a meeting with an ASTM F15.42 Furniture Safety Subcommittee Storage Ottoman Scope Sub Task Group. The meeting will include a discussion on a newly proposed standard for storage ottomans and discussions regarding the scope of the proposed standard. The meeting will be held on Monday, May 13, 2024, from 9:00am to 10:00am EST. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, contact Priscilla Verdino, Pverdino@cpsc.gov, (301) 987-2502. The meeting is open to the public. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/15/2024.

  • Rebekah Kempske of Laboratory Sciences and other staff will be participating in a virtual meeting with the ASTM F15.42 Foldaway Beds Scope Task Group

    10:00 am to 11:00 am

    Rebekah Kempske of Laboratory Sciences and other staff will be participating in a virtual meeting with the ASTM F15.42 Foldaway Beds Scope Task Group on May 13, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (ET). This meeting will include discussion to determine products to be covered by the standard. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Rebekah Kempske, rkempske@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 4/30/2024.

  • Arthur Lee is attending in person the Low Frequency Alarm Symposium in Glendale Arizona

    10:00 am to 7:00 pm

    Arthur Lee will be attending in-person the Low Frequency Alarm Symposium. The purpose of this symposium is to educate the public about low frequency smoke alarm development and requirements for UL 217 Smoke Alarms. For additional information, contact Arthur Lee at alee@cpsc.gov. May 13-14, 2024, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - (UTC-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada). Posted to the public calendar on 5/6/2024.

  • Susan Bathalon Participating in an ASTM Task group Teleconference on Computer Vision-Based Drowning Detection Systems for Residential Swimming Pools

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Susan Bathalon from the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction (EXHR) will participate in an ASTM task group teleconference to discuss drowning sensor detection systems and drowning prevention in residential swimming pools. The meeting is scheduled for May 13, 2024 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT. The meeting was requested by ASTM for continuation of work item 76767 and new standard. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Susan Bathalon at sbathalon@cpsc.gov. The meeting is open to the public. Posted in the Public Calendar 5/6/2024.

  • Yeon Kim, the Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will participate in the UL 2157 Electric Clothes Washing Machines and Extractors task group

    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Yeon Kim, the Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will participate in the UL 2157 Electric Clothes Washing Machines and Extractors task group (TG) virtual meeting on Monday, May 13, 2024, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET. The TG will review a draft proposal for UL 2157. This meeting was requested by ULSE. For more information on this meeting, including how to join the virtual meeting, please contact Yeon Kim (ykim@cpsc.gov). Posted to the public calendar on 5/8/2024.

  • Chair Hoehn-Saric will address members of the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA).

    1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Chair Hoehn-Saric will address the American Home Furnishings Alliance board of directors on Tuesday, May 14 at 1:00 PM at the Westin Washington D.C. Downtown. The Chair’s portion of the board meeting will be open to the public. For additional information contact Annie Campbell at ACampbell@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 5/2/2024.

  • Thomas E. Caton will participate in a virtual meeting of the ASTM G01 Committee of Corrosion of Metals on May 14 -16, 2024 from 02:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET

    2:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Thomas E. Caton, ESMC and other staff, will be participating in a WebEx, Virtual meeting with ASTM G01.04 Corrosion of Metals in Natural Atmospheric and Aqueous Environments G01.05 Laboratory Corrosion Testing, and G01.06 Environmental Assisted Cracking subcommittees from May 14, 2024 at 2pm to March 16, 2024 at 2pm. This is a meeting to discuss corrosion testing methods in a laboratory environment. This meeting was requested by ASTM International Committee G01. For additional information, including the meeting location, contact Thomas E. Caton, tcaton@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/10/2024.

  • MEETING CANCELLED: Commissioners Feldman and Dziak Holding a Teleconference with Dreamland Baby Company

    3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

    MEETING CANCELLED: Commissioners Feldman and Dziak will hold a teleconference with representatives of Dreamland Baby Company to discuss weighted infant sleep products. Participants will include Tara Williams (CEO, Dreamland Baby Company), Edward Krenik (Senior Principal, Bracewell LLP), and Dylan Pasiuk (Principal, Bracewell LLP). Dylan Pasiuk requested the meeting. For additional information please contact John Mitchell at jmitchell@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 5/7/2024.

  • Rebekah Kempske of Laboratory Sciences will be participating in a virtual meeting of the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance

    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Rebekah Kempske of Laboratory Sciences will be participating in a virtual meeting of the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance, PHTA-16 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) Turbine Pumps Without Flow Meters Task Group on May 14, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET). Meeting agenda includes discussions on change requests for revisions to the APSP-16 2017 American National Standard for Suction Outlet Fitting Assemblies (SOFA) for Use in Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs, referenced in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Act (VGBA). The meeting was requested by PHTA. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Rebekah Kempske, rkempske@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 5/7/2024.

  • Andrew Trotta, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, participating in the fourth meeting of the UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE) Wireless Power Transfer in Cordless Appliances Task Group

    9:00 am to 10:30 am

    Andrew Trotta, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, participating in the fourth meeting of the UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE) Wireless Power Transfer in Cordless Appliances Task Group to develop proposed safety standards requirements to include in UL 60335-2-X - Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2-X: Particular Requirements; Virtual; 9:00 to 10:30am ET. For additional information please contact Andrew Trotta, (301) 987-2057; e-mail: atrotta@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 5/7/2024.

  • 2024 Customs and Border Protection Trade Day

    9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Miami/Tampa Field Office is hosting the 2024 Trade Day at Cargo Clearance Center (6601 NW 25th Street | Miami, FL 33122). CPSC along other Partner Government Agencies will be manning their respective booth. CPSC will be represented by Compliance Investigator Elizabeth Jimenez (Miami Seaport) and Charly Berio-Cruz (Miami International Airport). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 5/9/2024.

  • Closed Commission Meeting

    10:00 am to 11:00 am

    Subject of Closed Meeting: Briefing Matters.Date of Closed Meeting: May 15, 2024; 10:00 am Record of Commission Vote: On May 10, 2024, 2024 the Commission voted unanimously (5-0) to close the meeting. Commission’s Explanation of Closing: This meeting may be properly closed under Exemptions 3, 4, 7 and 9; 16 CFR § 1013.4(b)(3), (4), (7), and (9). This meeting will involve discussion of the following: (1) matters specifically exempted from disclosure by statute (other than 5 U.S.C. 552) (Exemption 3); (2) trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential (Exemption 4); (3) investigatory records to the extent that the production of such records or information would (a) interfere with enforcement proceedings and (b) disclose investigative techniques and procedures (Exemption 7); and (4) information the premature disclosure of which is likely to frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action (Exemption 9). In deciding to close the meeting, the Commission has determined that, on balance, considering the relative advantages and disadvantages to the public of conducting the meeting in open or closed session, the public interest would best be served by closing the meeting based on the Exemptions identified. The General Counsel has certified that the meeting may be properly closed to the public under the referenced exemptions.Purpose of this Notice: This document gives notice that the Commission has decided to close the meeting described above. This notice is given pursuant to the Commission’s rules issued under the Government in the Sunshine Act (16 C.F.R. § 1013.4(c)(4)).

  • Treye Thomas and other CPSC staff will be participating in a series of bi-weekly task group meetings of the standard technical panel (STP) for UL 8400

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Treye Thomas and other CPSC staff will be participating in a series of bi-weekly task group meetings of the standard technical panel (STP) for UL 8400 (Proposed Second Edition of the Standard for Safety for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality Technology Equipment). The task group meeting will discuss plans and approaches to update specific sections of the recently approved first edition of the UL 8400 standard. The meeting series was requested by UL. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Treye Thomas at tthomas@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 5/8/2024.

  • L. Carter Bosse and others will participate in a virtual meeting of the ASTM F15.81 subcommittee for PFAS in Consumer Products

    11:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Meeting information: L. Carter Bosse of the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, and other CPSC staff, will participate in an ASTM F15.81 subcommittee meeting for PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in consumer products on Thursday, May 16, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ET. The virtual meeting will discuss the results of the second balloting period regarding the proposed standard guide for PFAS analysis in consumer products. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For more information on this meeting, please contact L. Carter Bosse (email: LBosse@cpsc.gov). Posted to the public calendar on 4/23/2024.

  • ASTM F15.59 Standing Tower and Step Stool Performance Task Group Meeting

    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Brad Gordon, Directorate of Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in recurring teleconference meetings with the ASTM F15.59 Standing Tower and Step Stool Performance Task Group Meeting. The Task Group plans to meet on May 16, 2024, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (ET), to discuss performance data for children’s step stools and standing towers. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Brad Gordon at BGordon@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 5/8/2024.

  • Frederick deGrano and other CPSC staff will be participating in a teleconference with the ASTM Play Yard and Non-Full-Size Crib Mattress Fit and Thickness Task Group

    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Frederick deGrano, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a teleconference with the ASTM Play Yard and Non-Full-Size Crib Mattress Fit and Thickness Task Group to discuss test methods for mattress fit in play yards and non-full-size cribs. The teleconference is scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2024 from 4:00PM – 5:00PM (ET). For additional information, including call-in information, contact Frederick deGrano, fdegrano@cpsc.gov. Posted in the Public Calendar 4/26/2024.

  • Scott Ayers Attending ASTM F15.02 Task Group Meeting on Lighters    

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Postponed from 4/19/2024: Scott Ayers of the Directorate for Engineering Sciences will participate in a virtual meeting with an ASTM F15.02 task group on consumer lighters. The task group is expected to discuss requirements for torch-style lighters. The meeting was organized by the ASTM F15.02 task group. For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/3/2024.

  • Daniel Taxier and other CPSC staff will be participating in a hybrid meeting with the ASTM F15 Data Analysis Group

    10:00 am to 10:30 am

    Daniel Taxier, Directorate of Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a hybrid meeting with the ASTM F15 Data Analysis Group on May 20, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM ET to discuss a guidance document developed by members of the F15 committee addressing incident data shared with ASTM. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Daniel Taxier at dtaxier@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 5/7/2024.

  • ASTM F15.21 Soft Infant Carriers Subcommittee

    10:30 am to 11:00 am

    Zachary Foster, Division of Human Factors, and other staff will participate in a combination in-person (ASTM Headquarters, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, 4th Floor, West Conshohocken, PA 19428) and virtual (Webex) meeting of the ASTM F15.21 Soft Infant Carriers Subcommittee on Monday, May 20, 2024 from 10:30am – 11:00am (ET). The meeting will discuss the latest developments for the ASTM standard for soft infant and toddler carriers. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Zachary Foster at zfoster@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 5/9/2024.

  • Celestine Kish and other CPSC staff will be participating in a hybrid meeting of the ASTM F15.18 Bassinet subcommittee

    11:00 am to 12:30 pm

    Celestine Kish, Division of Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a hybrid meeting of the ASTM F15.18 Bassinet subcommittee on 5/20/2024, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET. This meeting was requested by ASTM to discuss the bassinet voluntary standard. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Celestine Kish (ckish@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/5/2024.

  • John Gordon will participate in the ICCVAM Public Forum meeting.

    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    John Gordon, Directorate for Health Sciences, will participate in the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) Public Forum meeting. The meeting will be held at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD and online, May 20, 2024, from 12 pm – 5 pm and May 21, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Meeting information, including registration information, is available at https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/whatwestudy/niceatm/3rs-meetings/pubforum-2024/iccvamforum-2024 For additional information, contact John Gordon, jgordon@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 5/1/2024.

  • Tim Smith and other CPSC staff will be participating in a hybrid meeting of the ASTM F15.16 Infant Feeding Supports subcommittee

    1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

    Tim Smith, Division of Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a hybrid meeting of the ASTM F15.16 Infant Feeding Supports subcommittee on 5/20/2024 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM ET. This meeting was requested by ASTM to discuss the draft voluntary standard for nursing pillows. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Tim Smith at tsmith@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/5/2024.

  • ASTM F15.21 Infant Rockers Subcommittee

    3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Zachary Foster, Division of Human Factors, and other staff will participate in a combination in-person (ASTM Headquarters, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, 4th Floor, West Conshohocken, PA 19428) and virtual (Webex) meeting of the ASTM F15.21 Infant Rockers Subcommittee on Monday, May 20, 2024 from 3:00pm – 3:30pm (ET). The meeting will discuss the latest developments for the ASTM standard for infant and infant/toddler rockers. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Zachary Foster at zfoster@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public 5/9/2024.

  • Carlos Torres and other CPSC staff will be participating a hybrid meeting of ASTM F15.21 Infant and Cradle Swings Subcommittee

    3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

    Carlos Torres, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating a hybrid meeting of ASTM F15.21 Infant and Cradle Swings Subcommittee on 05/20/2024 from 3:30pm to 4:00pm ET. This meeting was requested by ASTM to discuss the latest developments of the ASTM standard for Infant and Cradle Swings products. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Carlos Torres at CTorres@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/29/2024.

  • Andrei Komarov and others will participate in ASTM subcommittee meeting on infant bathers 4:00 PM TO 4:30 PM

    4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Andrei Komarov of the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction and other staff will participate in the ASTM F15.20 subcommittee meeting on infant bathers on May 20, 2024. This is a hybrid meeting requested by ASTM. The ASTM F15.20 subcommittee will discuss infant bather incidents occurring from January 2020 to December 2023. For more information on this meeting, including call in information, please contact Andrei Komarov at (akomarov@cpsc.gov). Posted to the public calendar on 4/2/2024.

  • Daniel Taxier and other CPSC staff will be participating in a hybrid meeting with the ASTM F15.66 Crib Mattress Subcommittee

    4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

    Daniel Taxier, Directorate of Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a hybrid meeting with the ASTM F15.66 Crib Mattress Subcommittee on May 20, 2024 from 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM ET to discuss possible updates to the crib mattress voluntary standard. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Daniel Taxier at dtaxier@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 5/7/2024.

  • ASTM F15.19 Infant Bedding Subcommittee on 5/20/2024 from 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM ET

    5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

    Ashley Johnson, Directorate for Health Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a hybrid meeting of the ASTM F15.19 Infant Bedding Subcommittee on 5/20/2024 from 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM ET​. This meeting was requested by ASTM to discuss the infant bedding voluntary standard and the development of standard test methods for measuring firmness, airflow, and CO2 re-breathing in infant products. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Ashley Johnson at aajohnson@cpsc.gov.

  • Khalisa Phillips, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a hybrid meeting with ASTM F15.19 Wearable Infant Blankets Subcommittee 9:00 AM TO 10:30 AM

    9:00 am to 10:30 am

    Khalisa Phillips, PhD, Division of Human Factors, and other staff within the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction (EXHR), will attend a combination in-person (West Conshehocken, PA) and virtual (Webex) meeting of the ASTM F15.19 Wearable Infant Blankets Subcommittee on Tuesday, May 21st, 2024 from 9:00 – 10:30AM (ET). The meeting will continue addressing negatives on the balloted standard. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including the meeting location/call-in information, contact Khalisa Phillips, kphillips@cpsc.gov 301-987-2592. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/2/2024.

  • John Gordon will participate in the ICCVAM Public Forum meeting.

    9:00 am to 5:00 pm

    John Gordon, Directorate for Health Sciences, will participate in the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) Public Forum meeting. The meeting will be held at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD and online, May 20, 2024, from 12 pm – 5 pm and May 21, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Meeting information, including registration information, is available at https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/whatwestudy/niceatm/3rs-meetings/pubforum-2024/iccvamforum-2024 For additional information, contact John Gordon, jgordon@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 5/1/2024.

  • Frederick deGrano and other staff participating in a meeting of the ASTM F15.18 Play Yards and Non-Full-Size Cribs Subcommittee

    10:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Frederick deGrano, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff, will participate in a combination in-person (ASTM Headquarters, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, 4th Floor, West Conshohocken, PA 19428) and virtual (Webex) meeting of the ASTM F15.18 Play Yards and Non-Full-Size Cribs Subcommittee on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 10:30am – 12:00pm (ET). The meeting will discuss the latest development of the ASTM standard for play yard and non-full-size cribs products. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Frederick deGrano, fdegrano@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 5/7/2024.

  • The CPSC’s Consumer Ombudsman will be participating in a webinar on consumer participation in standards with the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    The CPSC’s Consumer Ombudsman, Jonathan Midgett, PhD, Office of the Executive Director, will participate in a virtual meeting about consumer participation in the development of voluntary consensus standards on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET. Discussion topics will include the basic procedures involved in standards development, the need for consumer participants, and ways for consumers to get involved. The meeting was requested by AAFCS and is an open meeting. For further information, contact Jonathan Midgett, CPSC, at consumerombudsman@cpsc.gov, or 301-504-8120. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 5/10/2024.

  • ASTM F15.19 Ad Hoc Firmness and Breathability Task Group on 5/21/2024 from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM ET.

    1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Ashley Johnson, Directorate for Health Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a hybrid meeting of the ASTM F15.19 Ad Hoc Firmness and Breathability Task Group on 5/21/2024 from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM ET​. This meeting was requested by ASTM to discuss development of standard test methods for measuring firmness in infant products. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Ashley Johnson at aajohnson@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 5/7/2024.

  • Julia Kerns, Division of Human Factors and other staff, will be participating virtually in a hybrid meeting with ASTM F15.21 Infant Bath Seats Task Group

    1:30 pm to 2:00 pm

    Julia Kerns, Division of Human Factors and other staff, will be participating virtually in a hybrid meeting with ASTM F15.21 Infant Bath Seats Task Group on 05/21/2024 from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM (ET) in West Conshohocken, PA and via Webex. This is a meeting to discuss latest developments for the infant bath seats standard. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including the meeting location/call-in information, contact Julia Kerns, jkerns@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 4/2/2024.

  • Meeting of the ASTM F15.21 Infant Bath Tubs Subcommittee

    2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    Zachary Foster, Division of Human Factors, and other staff will participate in a combination in-person (ASTM Headquarters, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, 4th Floor, West Conshohocken, PA 19428) and virtual (Webex) meeting of the ASTM F15.21 Infant Bath Tubs Subcommittee on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 2:00pm – 2:30pm (ET). The meeting will discuss the latest developments for the ASTM standard for infant bath tubs. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Zachary Foster at zfoster@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 5/9/2024.

  • Meeting with: ASTM F15.17

    2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

    Benjamin Mordecai, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, and other staff, will be participating virtually and in person in a hybrid meeting with ASTM F15.17 on 5/21/2024 from 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM (ET) in West Conshohocken, PA and via Webex. This is a meeting to discuss status updates with respect to infant walkers. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including the meeting location/call-in information, contact Benjamin Mordecai at bmordecai@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2506. Posted to the public calendar on 5/14/2024.

  • Meeting with: ASTM F15.16 Subcommittee

    3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Lawrence Mella, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff, will be participating in a hybrid meeting with ASTM F15.16 subcommittee on highchairs and hook-on chairs on 5/21/2024 from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM (ET). This is a meeting to discuss the portable hook on chair standard. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information contact Lawrence Mella at LMella@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 5/13/2024.

  • Frederick deGrano and other staff participating in a meeting of the ASTM F15.21 Handheld Carriers Subcommittee

    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

    Frederick deGrano, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff, will participate in a combination in-person (ASTM Headquarters, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, 4th Floor, West Conshohocken, PA 19428) and virtual (Webex) meeting of the ASTM F15.21 Handheld Carriers Subcommittee on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 3:30pm – 5:00pm (ET). The meeting will discuss the latest development of the ASTM standard for handheld carrier products. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Frederick deGrano, fdegrano@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 5/7/2024.

  • ASTM F15.59 Task Group Meeting for Children’s Step Stools and Standing Towers

    8:30 am to 9:30 am

    Brad Gordon, Directorate of Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a hybrid meeting with the ASTM F15.59 Children’s Step Stools and Standing Towers Task Group on May 22, 2024, from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM (ET). This meeting was requested by ASTM to discuss the development of a new standard for children’s step stools and standing towers. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Brad Gordon at BGordon@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/29/2024.

  • Ashley Johnson, Directorate for Health Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a hybrid meeting of the ASTM F15.21 Infant Loungers Subcommittee

    9:30 am to 11:30 am

    Ashley Johnson, Directorate for Health Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a hybrid meeting of the ASTM F15.21 Infant Loungers Subcommittee on 5/22/2024 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM ET​. This meeting was requested by ASTM to discuss the draft voluntary standard for infant loungers. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Ashley Johnson at aajohnson@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar 4/30/2024.

  • Commission Meeting - Decisional Matter: Fiscal Year 2024 Proposed Operating Plan: Alignment and Midyear Review

    10:00 am to 11:00 am

    In person attendance: 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland, Room 420. A live webcast of the meeting can be viewed at the following link:https://cpsc.webex.com/cpsc/j.php?MTID=m92b90dade65b93e5f55499b39d75511bJoin by phone: +1-415-527-5035 US TollAccess code: 282 862 40836If you have any question, contact Alberta Mills at cpsc-os@cpsc.gov.

  • Closed Commission Meeting

    10:30 am to 11:30 am

    Subject of Closed Meeting: Briefing Matter.Date of Closed Meeting: May 22, 2024; 10:30 am Record of Commission Vote: On May 17, 2024, the Commission voted unanimously (5-0) to close the meeting. Commission’s Explanation of Closing: This meeting may be properly closed under Exemptions 3, 4, 7, 9 and 10; 16 CFR § 1013.4(b)(3), (4), (7), (9) and (10). This meeting will involve discussion of the following: (1) matters specifically exempted from disclosure by statute (other than 5 U.S.C. 552) (Exemption 3); (2) trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential (Exemption 4); (3) investigatory records to the extent that the production of such records or information would (a) interfere with enforcement proceedings and (b) disclose investigative techniques and procedures (Exemption 7); (4) information the premature disclosure of which is likely to frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action (Exemption 9); and (5) the Agency's issuance of a subpoena, or the Agency's participation in a civil action or proceeding … or the initiation, conduct, or disposition by the Agency of a particular case of formal agency adjudication pursuant to the procedures in 5 U.S.C. 554 or otherwise involving a determination on the record after opportunity for hearing (exemption 10). In voting to close the meeting, the Commission has determined that, on balance, considering the relative advantages and disadvantages to the public of conducting the meeting in open or closed session, the public interest would best be served by closing the meeting based on the Exemptions identified. The General Counsel has certified that the meeting may be properly closed to the public under the referenced exemptions.Purpose of this Notice: This document gives notice that the Commission has decided to close the meeting described above. This notice is given pursuant to the Commission’s rules issued under the Government in the Sunshine Act (16 C.F.R. § 1013.4(c)(4)).

  • Carlos Torres and other CPSC staff will be participating a hybrid meeting of ASTM F15.11 Gates and Enclosures Subcommittee

    11:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Carlos Torres, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating a hybrid meeting of ASTM F15.11 Gates and Enclosures Subcommittee on 05/22/2024 from 11:30am to 12:00pm ET. This meeting was requested by ASTM to discuss the latest developments of the ASTM standard for Gates and Enclosures products. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Carlos Torres at CTorres@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/29/2024.

  • John Gordon will participate in the ICCVAM ICE Training.

    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    John Gordon, Directorate for Health Sciences, will participate in the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) Integrated Chemical Environment (ICE) training. The meeting will be held at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD and online, May 22, 2024, from 12 pm – 5 pm. Meeting information, including registration information, is available at https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/whatwestudy/niceatm/3rs-meetings/pubforum-2024/integrated-chemical-environment-training-2024 For additional information, contact John Gordon, jgordon@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 5/1/2024.

  • Doug Lee and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction staff participating in an ANSI C18.5 technical working group meeting

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Doug Lee and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction staff participating in an ANSI C18.5 technical working group meeting to discuss and draft an ANSI Technical Report on Recommended Practices for Lithium-ion Battery Safety; Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm ET, virtual meeting. For additional information contact Doug Lee, (301)987-2073; e-mail: dlee@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 5/15/2024.

  • Meeting Cancelled: Chair Hoehn-Saric and his staff will participate in a meeting with Dreamland Baby Co.

    2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    Meeting Cancelled: Chair Hoehn-Saric and his staff will participate in a meeting with Dreamland Baby Co. Participants include: Tara Williams, Founder and CEO of Dreamland Baby Co; and Ed Krenik and Dylan Pasiuk from Bracewell LLP. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 22 at 2:00 PM at CPSC Headquarters in Bethesda. The meeting was requested by Dylan Pasiuk to discuss weighted infant products. For additional information contact Annie Campbell at ACampbell@cpsc.gov. For additional information contact Annie Campbell at ACampbell@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 5/7/2024.

  • Kristen Talcott and other CPSC staff will participate in a hybrid virtual/in-person meeting with the ASTM F15.42 Furniture Subcommittee

    9:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Kristen Talcott of Engineering Sciences and other staff will be participating in a hybrid virtual/in-person meeting with the ASTM F15.42 Furniture Subcommittee on May 23, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET) in West Conshohocken, PA. This meeting will include discussion of potential changes to standards for clothing storage units (ASTM F2057) and tip restraints for clothing storage units (ASTM F3096). It will also include discussion of potential new standards for non-sealed storage chests, recliners, and wall beds, and other furniture safety-related topics. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Kristen Talcott, ktalcott@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/4/2024.

  • Staff Attending ASHRAE 62.2 committee meeting on residential indoor air quality.

    11:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Scott Ayers of the Directorate for Engineering Sciences will participate virtually in an ASHRAE 62.2 meeting on residential indoor air quality. The committee is expected to discuss committee business including range hood requirements and other standards issues. The meeting was organized by ASHRAE 62.2. For more information on these meetings, please contact Andrei Komarov (akomarov@cpsc.gov). Posted to the public calendar on 5/16/2024.

  • Meeting with: ANSI / Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) -4 for Aboveground and Onground Residential Swimming Pools

    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Susan Bathalon and other staff will be participating in a conference call with American National Standard (ANSI)/Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) to discuss Aboveground and Onground Residential Swimming Pools The meeting is scheduled for May 23, 2024, at 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST. This is a meeting to discuss pool barriers and above ground swimming pool safety. This conference call with participation registration was requested by the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA). For additional information contact Susan Bathalon; sbathalon@cpsc.gov. The meeting is open to the public. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 5/8/2024.

  • Tim Smith, Division of Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a hybrid meeting of the ASTM F15.30 Bunk Beds subcommittee

    9:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Tim Smith, Division of Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a hybrid meeting of the ASTM F15.30 Bunk Beds subcommittee on 5/24/2024 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM ET. This meeting was requested by ASTM to discuss issues related to the voluntary standard for bunk beds. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Tim Smith at tsmith@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 4/5/2024.

  • Scott Ayers Participating in ULSE Meeting on UL 1370, Liquid-Fueled Fireplaces

    11:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Scott Ayers of the Directorate for Engineering Sciences will participate in a virtual meeting of the UL 1370 technical committee. The technical committee will review public comments made to UL 1370, including references to ASTM F3429. ULSE organized the meeting. For more information on this meeting, including how to participate, contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to OS and posted in the Public Calendar 5/17/2024.

  • Scott Ayers Attending ASHRAE 15.2 Meeting on Flammable Refrigerants in Residential Applications

    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Scott Ayers of the Directorate for Engineering Sciences will participate in an ASHRAE 15 committee meeting on HVAC systems. The committee will discuss committee business, possibly including flammable refrigerant requirements in residential systems. The meeting was organized by the ASHRAE 15 committee. For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov). Posted to the public calendar on 5/14/2024.

  • Emily Maling, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, will participate in a virtual meeting with NFPA 2112 Task Group on TIA No. 1732

    12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Emily Maling, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, will participate in a virtual meeting with NFPA 2112 Task Group on TIA No. 1732 on Tuesday May 28th from 12:00-2:00pm (ET). The task group was formed to discuss changes to NFPA 2112 in TIA No. 1732 regarding venting materials used in flame resistant garments. This meeting was requested by NFPA. For more information, including meeting call-in information, please contact Emily Maling at emaling@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2301. Posted to the public calendar on 5/17/2024.

  • Susan Bathalon, Sharon White and Other CPSC staff Participating in an ASTM F15.60 Teleconference for Portable Swimming Pools.

    1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    Susan Bathalon, Sharon White and other CPSC staff from the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction (EXHR), participating in the ASTM F15.60 teleconference to discuss portable pools. The meeting is scheduled for May 28, 2024 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM EDT. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Susan Bathalon sbathalon@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 5/15/2024.

  • Joel Recht and other CPSC staff will participate in a meeting with representatives from BabyBjorn

    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Joel Recht and other CPSC staff will participate in a meeting with representatives from BabyBjorn at 10:00am on Wednesday, May 29 at CPSC National Product Testing & Evaluation Center in Rockville. Participants include: Hanna Frisk Garlin, Global Product Safety & Compliance Manager, BabyBjorn; Jed Whitters, General Manager North America, BabyBjorn; Matt Howsare, Partner, Cooley LLP; Mark Brandenburg, MD, MSc Emergency Physician, Epidemiologist, Senior Medical Director of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority and Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of Missouri Kansas City; and Matthew R. Maltese, PhD, Senior Scientist, MRM Analysis LLC. The meeting was requested by Hanna Frisk-Garlin to discuss BabyBjorn’s comments on the proposed rule for infant and infant/toddler rockers. For additional information contact Joel Recht at jrecht@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 5/17/2024.

  • Khalisa Phillips, and other Engineering Sciences staff, will participate in a Webex meeting with the ASTM F15.09 Pictogram Task Group

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Khalisa Phillips, and other Engineering Sciences staff, will participate in a Webex meeting with the ASTM F15.09 Pictogram Task Group on 05/29/2024 from 1pm to 2pm ET. This meeting was requested by ASTM to discuss strangulation incidents on home playgrounds, and to continue developing a warning label pictogram to address the hazard. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Khalisa Phillips, kphillips@cpsc.gov or (301)987-2592.

  • Treye Thomas and other CPSC staff will be participating in a series of bi-weekly task group meetings of the standard technical panel (STP) for UL 8400

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Treye Thomas and other CPSC staff will be participating in a series of bi-weekly task group meetings of the standard technical panel (STP) for UL 8400 (Proposed Second Edition of the Standard for Safety for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality Technology Equipment). The task group meeting will discuss plans and approaches to update specific sections of the recently approved first edition of the UL 8400 standard. The meeting series was requested by UL. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Treye Thomas at tthomas@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 5/8/2024.

  • Commissioner Boyle will meet with BabyBjorn

    2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    Commissioner Boyle and staff will participate in a meeting with representatives from BabyBjorn on Wednesday, May 29th from 2:00pm to 2:30pm. The meeting was requested by Hanna Frisk-Garlin to discuss the proposed rule for Infant/Toddler Rockers. Participants will include Hanna Frisk-Garlin, Global Product Safety & Compliance Manager, BabyBjorn; Jed Whitters, General Manager North America, BabyBjorn; Matt Howsare, Partner, Cooley LLP; Mark Brandenburg, MD, MSc Emergency Physician, Epidemiologist, Senior Medical Director of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of Missouri Kansas City; and Matthew R. Maltese, PhD, Senior Scientist, MRM Analysis LLC. The meeting will be held in-person at Bethesda Towers. For additional information, please contact Jacob Murray at jsmurray@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to OS and posted in the Public Calendar 5/16/2024.

  • Chair Hoehn-Saric and his staff will participate in a meeting with BabyBjorn.

    4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Chair Hoehn-Saric and his staff will participate in a meeting with representatives from BabyBjorn at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 29 at CPSC Headquarters in Bethesda. Participants include: Hanna Frisk Garlin, Global Product Safety & Compliance Manager, BabyBjorn; Jed Whitters, General Manager North America, BabyBjorn; Matt Howsare, Partner, Cooley LLP; Mark Brandenburg, MD, MSc Emergency Physician, Epidemiologist, Senior Medical Director of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority and Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of Missouri Kansas City; and Matthew R. Maltese, PhD, Senior Scientist, MRM Analysis LLC. The meeting was requested by Hanna Frisk-Garlin to discuss BabyBjorn’s comments on the proposed rule for infant and infant/toddler rockers. For additional information contact Annie Campbell at ACampbell@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 5/2/2024.

  • Yeon Kim, the Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will participate in the Technical Subcommittee (TSC) meeting

    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Yeon Kim, the Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will participate in the Technical Subcommittee (TSC) meeting virtually on Thursday May 30, 2024, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET. This TSC is a combined effort of both the Vented Heaters and Decorative Gas Appliances TSC and will review the public review and comments. The meeting was requested by CSA. For more information on this meeting, including call in information, please contact Yeon Kim (ykim@cpsc.gov). Posted to the public 5/7/2024.

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