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Oct
09
2012
5:00 AM to 6:00 AM (America/New_York)
Category: Training
Marc J. Schoem, Acting Director, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, attending and participating in the AHAM Product Safety and Liability Seminar, Washington, D.C. For additional information contact Marc Schoem, (301) 504-7520. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/24/12. Posted on Master Calendar 9/25/12.
Oct
05
2012
To
Oct
09
5:00 AM to 6:00 AM (America/New_York)
Category: Association Meeting
Jason Goldsmith, Directorate for Health Sciences, attending National Association of Medical Examiners annual meeting at the Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD. For additional information contact Jason Goldsmith, (301) 504-7262, jgoldsmith@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/25/12. Posted on the Master Calendar 9/25/12.
Oct
04
2012
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Commissioner Robert Adler speaking at the October ANSI Caucus Luncheon to discuss product safety in general; 11:45 a.m., The National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC. The meeting was requested by Scott Cooper. For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 10/2/12. Posted in Public Calendar 10/3/12.
Oct
04
2012
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (America/New_York)
Category: Association Meeting
Celestine Kiss, Directorate for Engineering Sciences (Human Factors), participating in a working group conference call regarding ISO (International Standards Organization) TC 181 (Task Group) WG7 (Working Group) Age Grading Guidelines to discuss Brazilian Age Grading Guidelines proposal; 11:00 a.m. EST, Duration: 1 hour. The conference call was requested by the working group chairman. (OGC approved waiver of seven-day notice.) Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 10/2/12. Posted in Public Calendar 10/3/12.
Oct
03
2012
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (America/New_York)
Category: Association Meeting
*John Boja, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, Joanna Matheson and Adrienne Layton, Directorate for Health Sciences, attending the AAPCC Local Symposium on Detergent Packets; 12:00-1:00 p.m., Las Vegas, NV. For additional information contact John Boja, (301) 504-7300. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/20/12. Posted on the Master Calendar 9/20/12.
Oct
03
2012
6:00 AM to 8:00 AM (America/New_York)
Category: Commission Meeting
Open to the Public
Hearing Room 420Open to the PublicMatters to be DiscussedBriefing Matter:Infant Swings - Final RuleA live webcast of the Meeting can be viewed at www.cpsc.gov/webcast
Oct
01
2012
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Association Meeting
*Chairman Inez Tenenbaum; Matt Howsare, Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel; Elliot Kay, Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel; Anu Connor, Senior Counsel; Dottie Lee, Confidential Assistant, will meet with Dave Taylor, newly elected Chairman of the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA); Michael Dwyer, JPMA Executive Director; Lauren Pfeiffer, JPMA Assistant Executive Director; Julie Vallese, JPMA Managing Director of Government & Public Affairs; Mark Fellin, JPMA Director of Regulatory & Legislative Affairs, to discuss proposed topics which will include CPSIA Section 104 rulemakings, education campaigns, and product safety certification; 3:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 724. For additional information contact Dottie Lee, (301) 504-7198. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/24/12. Posted on Master Calendar 9/24/12.
Oct
01
2012
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM (America/New_York)
Category: Association Meeting
*Commissioner Robert Adler, Jana Fong-Swamidoss and Jason Levine, Counsel to Commissioner Adler, meeting with Dave Taylor, Chairman, Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JPMA); Michael Dwyer, Executive Director; Lauren Pfeiffer, Assistant Executive Director; Julie Vallese, Managing Director of Government & Public Affairs; and Mark Fellin, Director, Regulatory & Legislative Affairs, to discuss JPMA’s commitment to children’s and juvenile product safety and certification; 1:30 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 723. The meeting was requested by Julie Vallese. For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504- 7731. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/21/12. Posted on the Master Calendar 9/24/12.
Sep
27
2012
To
Sep
28
5:00 AM to 6:00 AM (America/New_York)
Category: Staff Workshop
Commissioner Robert Adler speaking to the new Advanced Product Safety Management class at Saint Louis University’s Center for Supply Chain Management Studies and conducting a session on ethics; Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO. The meeting was requested by Don Kornblet, Product Safety Advisor, Center for Supply Chain Management Studies at Saint Louis University. For additional information contact Ophelia McCardell, (301) 504-7731. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/31/12. Posted on Master Calendar 9/4/12.
Sep
25
2012
6:00 AM to 10:00 AM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
*Jonathan Midgett, Human Factors, will attend a meeting of the ASTM F963 toy standard subcommittee; 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at ASTM headquarters in West Conshohocken, PA. For additional information contact Jonathan Midgett, (301) 504- 7692. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/18/12. Posted on Master Calendar 9/18/12.

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  • ASTM F15.16 Nursing Pillows Warnings task group

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Tim Smith, Division of Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in virtual, Webex meetings of the ASTM F15.16 Nursing Pillows Warnings task group. These meetings were requested by ASTM to discuss the warning requirements of the draft voluntary standard for nursing pillows. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Tim Smith at tsmith@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 6/6/2024.

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

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Khalisa Phillips, and other Engineering Sciences staff, will participate in a Webex meeting with the ASTM F15.09 Pictogram Task Group on 07/01/2024 from 11am to 12pm 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. Posted to the public calendar on 6/7/2024.

  • Commissioner Dziak Holding a Teleconference with Kids In Danger

    11:45 am to 12:15 pm

    Commissioner Dziak and staff will hold an introductory meeting with representatives from Kids In Danger (KID). Participants will include Kids In Danger Executive Director Nancy Cowles and Dev Gowda. Dev Gowda requested the meeting. For additional information please contact Dana Smullen at dsmullen@cpsc.gov. Posted in the public calendar on 6/26/2024.

  • ASTM F15.21 Infant Loungers Scope Task Group Meeting

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Ashley Johnson, Directorate for Health Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a Webex meeting of the ASTM F15.21 Infant Loungers Scope Task Group on 7/1/2024 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET. This meeting was requested by ASTM to continue work on 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 on 6/6/2024.

  • Duane Boniface and staff from the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction will meet with Tom Neltner and other representatives of Unleaded Kids on lead regulatory reviews

    1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Duane Boniface and staff from the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction will meet with Tom Neltner and other representatives of Unleaded Kids on lead regulatory reviews. This meeting was requested by Unleaded Kids. The meeting will be held on Tuesday July 2, from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM ET in a virtual meeting. For additional information, contact Duane Boniface, dboniface@cpsc.gov. The meeting is open to the public. Posted in the public calendar on 6/24/2024.

  • National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) Research Agenda & USNWSAP Research Gaps Project

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Susan Bathalon, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, will be in participating a conference call with the Research Agenda & USNWSAP Research Gaps Project meeting on July 2 from 2-3 PM EST. This meeting is to discuss water safety model legislation. This conference call was requested by NDPA. For additional information contact Susan Bathalon; sbathalon@cpsc.gov. Posted in the Public Calendar 6/26/2024 and updated on 6/27/2024.

  • ASTM F15.19 Methods for Measuring Re-Breathing Task Group Meeting

    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, July 2, 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 on 6/20/2024.

  • Doug Lee and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction staff, participating in an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Technical Committee 101 Virtual Meeting for Leakage Current for Utilization Equipment

    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Doug Lee and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction staff, participating in an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Technical Committee 101 Virtual Meeting for Leakage Current for Utilization Equipment to discuss updates on topics: Leakage Current Human Body Perception, Proposed Circuits for test equipment, Study of Electrical Shock Reaction Effect for Mixed Frequency Signals, and Development of AFCI Interoperability Test; 3:00pm to 5:00pm 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. Posted to the public calendar on 6/25/2024.

  • MEETING CANCELLED: ASTM F15.16 Nursing Pillows Warnings task group

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    MEETING CANCELLED: Tim Smith, Division of Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in virtual, Webex meetings of the ASTM F15.16 Nursing Pillows Warnings task group. These meetings were requested by ASTM to discuss the warning requirements of the draft voluntary standard for nursing pillows. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Tim Smith at tsmith@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 6/6/2024.

  • Scott Ayers participating in CSA virtual meeting on common standard for fuel-burning appliances

    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Scott Ayers of the directorate for engineering sciences with participate in a virtual meeting of the newly created CSA common standard TSC. The TSC is developing a new standard which will include common requirements for all gas-fired appliances under the Z21/83 umbrella, such as gas ranges, gas furnaces, and gas grills. The meeting was organized by the CSA common standard TSC. 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 7/1/2024.

  • Zachary Foster, Division of Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a virtual (Webex) meeting with the ASTM Infant Bath Tubs Warnings Task Group

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Zachary Foster, Division of Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a virtual (Webex) meeting with the ASTM Infant Bath Tubs Warnings Task Group on 7/8/2024 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET. This meeting will explore potential revisions to warning requirements to better address hazards associated with 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 6/14/2024.

  • Commissioner Boyle will meet with Representatives of NAFRA

    2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    Commissioner Boyle and staff will participate in a meeting with representatives from the North American Flame Retardant Alliance (NAFRA) on Monday, July 8th from 2:00pm to 2:30pm. The meeting was requested by Owen Jappen. The proposed agenda for this meeting includes a review summary of additional peer reviewed studies relating to halogenated flame retardants since prior NAFRA-CPSC interactions in 2020; review summary of regulatory/legislative action in other jurisdictions since prior NAFRA-CPSC meeting in 2020 relating to flame retardant grouping and class-based approaches. Participants will include Owen Jappen, Director Chemical Products & Technology & Rob Simon, VP Chemical Products & Technology. The meeting will be held virtually via Webex meeting. For additional information, please contact Eva Caldera at ECaldera@cpsc.gov.

  • Susan Bathalon, Sharon White Participating in an ASTM F15.60 Task Group Teleconference for Portable Swimming Pools.

    2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

    Susan Bathalon and Sharon White from the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction (EXHR), participating in the ASTM F15.60 task group to discuss child resistant testing protocol for pool ladders. The meeting is scheduled for July 8, 2024, from 2:30 to 4 PM EDT. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Susan Bathalon sbathalon@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/8/2024 and posted in the public calendar on the same day.

  • CPSC staff will meet with American Chemistry Council’s (ACC’s) North American Flame Retardant Alliance (NAFRA) to discuss flame retardant chemistries

    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Meeting information: Kristina Hatlelid, Directorate for Health Sciences, and other CPSC staff will meet with American Chemistry Council’s (ACC’s) North American Flame Retardant Alliance (NAFRA) to discuss flame retardant chemistries. The meeting will be held virtually on Monday, July 8, 2024, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern time. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Kristina Hatlelid at khatlelid@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2558. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 6/20/2024. Posted in the Public Calendar 6/20/2024.

  • Lawrence Mella, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff will be participating in a virtual meeting with an ASTM F15.58 task group for self balancing scooters

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Lawrence Mella, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff will be participating in a virtual meeting with an ASTM F15.58 task group for self balancing scooters on 7/9/2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET). This is a meeting to discuss requirements for the new draft self balancing scooter standard 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 6/14/2024.

  • Commissioner Dziak Holding a Teleconference with Parents Against Tip-overs

    11:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Commissioner Dziak and staff will hold an introductory meeting with representatives from Parents Against Tip-overs (PAT). Participants will include PAT Board Members Brett Horn and Kimberly Amato. For additional information please contact Dana Smullen at dsmullen@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the public calendar 7/1/2024.

  • Virtual presentation on eFiling to the Consumer Products and International Trade and Customs Committees of the Retail Industry Leaders Association

    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    eFiling Program Specialist Arthur Laciak will present virtually on eFiling to the Consumer Products and International Trade and Customs Committees of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). For more information, contact Arthur Laciak at alaciak@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 6/7/2024.

  • Scott Ayers Presenting on CPSC Fire Safety Program during the South Carolina Sixth Annual Fire & Community Risk Reduction Summit

    8:30 am to 4:00 pm

    Scott Ayers of the Directorate for Engineering Sciences will present on the CPSC fire safety program during the Mississippi fire & community risk reduction summit. The summit will be held in person in Pearl, MS and is hosted by the Mississippi state fire marshal’s office. The summit will run from 8:30am to 4:00pm ET. For more information on the summit, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the public calendar 7/1/2024.

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

    9:00 am to 10:30 am

    Tim Smith, Division of Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a virtual (Microsoft Teams) meeting of the ASTM F15.30 Bunk Beds Guardrail task group on 7/10/2024 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM ET. This meeting was requested by ASTM to develop possible lower-bed guardrail requirements, and related requirements, for bunk beds. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Tim Smith at tsmith@cpsc.gov. Posted in the public calendar on 7/2/2024.

  • Laciak to speak at Risk Management and Captive Insurance Forum

    9:15 am to 10:00 am

    eFiling Program Specialist will present at the 2024 Risk Management and Captive Insurance Forum, hosted by CSP EduNetworking. He will provide an overview of eFiling, including the Product Registry and timeline, and answer questions from attendees. For more information, visit: https://web.cvent.com/event/2214f8cf-f342-4c7d-bdeb-0ff9013183f1/summary. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the public calendar 7/1/2024.

  • Allyson Tenney, Lisa Scott, and Justin Jirgl to attend Sleep Products Safety Council meeting.

    12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Allyson Tenney, Lisa Scott and Justin Jirgl, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, will meet with the Sleep Products Safety Council (SPSC) on July 10, 2024, in Alexandria, VA from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This meeting was requested by SPSC to discuss assembling a task group focused on developing options for revising 16 CFR 1632 Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads. CPSC staff will be hosting a comprehensive hybrid meeting in late October 2024. Full details on the stakeholder meeting will be available at the end of July 2024. For additional information, please contact Lisa Scott at lscott@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2064. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 7/1/2024.

  • Khalisa Phillips, and other CPSC staff will participate in a virtual meeting with the ASTM F15.19 Wearable Infant Blankets Subcommittee on July 10, 2024 from 1:00PM TO 2:30PM

    1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    Khalisa Phillips, PhD, Division of Human Factors, and other staff within the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction (EXHR), will participate in a virtual (Webex) meeting of the ASTM F15.19 Wearable Infant Blankets Subcommittee on Wednesday, July 10th, 2024 from 1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET). The meeting will continue addressing negatives on the balloted standard and will discuss patterns in incident data. 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. Posted to the public calendar on 6/10/2024.

  • Tim Smith and other CPSC staff will be participating in a meeting of the ASTM F15.30 Bunk Beds Stairs task group

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Tim Smith, Division of Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a virtual (Webex) meeting of the ASTM F15.30 Bunk Beds Stairs task group on 7/11/2024 from 11:00 AM to Noon ET. This meeting was requested by ASTM to develop stair-related requirements for bunk beds. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Tim Smith at tsmith@cpsc.gov. Posted in the public calendar on 6/21/2024.

  • ASTM F15.59 Step Stools and Standing Towers Task Group Meeting

    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 Standing Tower and Step Stool Performance Task Group Meeting. The Task Group plans to meet on July 11, 2024, from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM 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. Posted in the public calendar on 7/11/2024.

  • Scott Ayers Attending NFPA 30 Meeting on the Flammable and Combustible Liquid Code

    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Scott Ayers of the Directorate of Engineering Sciences will participate in a meeting with the NFPA 30 Combustible Liquid Code's Storage and Warehousing Committee in Quincy, MA on July 15 and 16, 2024. This is a first draft meeting for the next edition to NFPA 30. NFPA will host the meeting. For more information on this meeting, including how to attend, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov). ). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the public calendar 7/1/2024.

  • Mark Kumagai, Caroleene Paul, and Han Lim of the Directorate for Engineering Sciences will participate in a virtual meeting with P & L Global of Spain

    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    At the request of Diego Hernandez of P & L Global, Mark Kumagai, Caroleene Paul, and Han Lim, Directorate for Engineering Sciences will meet virtually for P & L Global to provide information about an AirROPS rollover protective structure (ROPS) system on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). For additional information, please contact Han Lim (HLim@cpsc.gov; 301-987-2327). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 7/1/2024.

  • MEETING CANCELLED: ASTM F15.16 Nursing Pillows Warnings task group

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    MEETING CANCELLED: Tim Smith, Division of Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in virtual, Webex meetings of the ASTM F15.16 Nursing Pillows Warnings task group. These meetings were requested by ASTM to discuss the warning requirements of the draft voluntary standard for nursing pillows. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Tim Smith at tsmith@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 6/6/2024.

  • National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) Model Legislation Committee Meeting

    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Susan Bathalon, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, will be in participating a conference call with the Model Legislation Committee meeting on July 15, 12:00 to 1:00 PM EST. This meeting is to discuss water safety model legislation. This conference call was requested by NDPA. For additional information contact Susan Bathalon; sbathalon@cpsc.gov. Posted in the Public Calendar 6/26/2024.

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

    2:00 pm to 3:00 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 July 15th, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET. This is a meeting to see results of balloting for the recent draft from Subcommittee discussions on artificial intelligence/machine learning and to review any needed comments, revisions, or updates. 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 7/9/2024.

  • MEETING CANCELLED: Susan Bathalon and Sharon White Participating in an ASTM F15.60 Subcommittee Teleconference for Above Ground Portable Swimming Pools.

    2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

    MEETING CANCELLED: Susan Bathalon and Sharon White from the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction (EXHR), participating in the ASTM F15.60 subcommittee meeting to discuss child resistant testing protocol for pool ladders. The meeting is scheduled for July 16, 2024, from 2:30 to 4 PM EDT. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Susan Bathalon sbathalon@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 7/8/2024 and updated on 7/16/2024.

  • 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

    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, July 16, 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 on 7/9/2024.

  • 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 sixth 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 . Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 7/8/2024.

  • Closed Commission Meeting

    10:00 am to 11:00 am

    Subject of Closed Meeting: Briefing Matter.Date of Closed Meeting: July 17, 2024; 10 a.m. Record of Commission Vote: On July 15, 2024, the Commission voted unanimously (5-0) to close the meeting and shorten the time period for public notice of the meeting. 16 C.F.R. § 1013.3(c).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 F15.21 Infant Loungers Scope Task Group Meeting

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Ashley Johnson, Directorate for Health Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a Webex meeting of the ASTM F15.21 Infant Loungers Scope Task Group on 7/17/2024 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET. This meeting was requested by ASTM to continue work on 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 on 6/6/2024.

  • Scott Ayers participating in CSA virtual meeting on common standard for fuel-burning appliances

    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Scott Ayers of the directorate for engineering sciences with participate in a virtual meeting of the newly created CSA common standard TSC. The TSC is developing a new standard which will include common requirements for all gas-fired appliances under the Z21/83 umbrella, such as gas ranges, gas furnaces, and gas grills. The meeting was organized by the CSA common standard TSC. 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 7/1/2024.

  • ASTM F15.29 WK84464 F1487 Mounds/Playground Task Group

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Andrew Newens, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff will participate in a Webex meeting with the ASTM F15.29 WK84464 F1487 Mounds/Playground Task Group on 07/17/2024 from 2pm to 3pm ET. This meeting was requested by ASTM to discuss the requirements for play mounds on public playgrounds. For additional information, including call-in 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 7/5/2024.

  • Laciak to speak at USFIA Washington Trade Symposium

    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    eFiling Program Specialist Arthur Laciak will speak on a panel at the United States Fashion Industry Association Washington Trade Symposium in Washington, D.C. He will provide an overview of eFiling. For more information, visit: https://www.usfashionindustry.com/events/washington-trade-symposium. Posted to the public calendar on 6/26/2024.

  • Doug Lee and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction staff, will be participating in a Global Button Battery Task Force meeting to discuss global button battery safety collaborations and initiatives

    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

    Doug Lee and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction staff, will be participating in a Global Button Battery Task Force meeting to discuss global button battery safety collaborations and initiatives; 3:30pm to 4:30pm Eastern, by teleconference. The meeting was requested by Dr. Ian Jacobs, Co-Chair, Button Battery Task Force. For additional information contact Doug Lee, (301)987-2073; e-mail: dlee@cpsc.gov. Posted in the public calendar on 7/10/2024.

  • JFK Area Investigators are Participating in the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Quarterly Trade Meeting

    10:00 am to 11:00 am

    Compliance Investigator Deborah Bonardi will participate in the Port of JFK Customs Brokers quarterly trade meeting to provide an overview of the CPSC mission and an overview of new product regulations at the CPSC. This meeting will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2024, at 10AM at JFK Airport Building 77, Jamaica, NY 11430. This meeting is open to the public. For more information, please contact Supervisory Compliance Investigator Marcy Van Winkle at mvanwinkle@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 7/12/2024.

  • CANCELLED: ASTM F15.16 Nursing Pillows Performance Requirements task group.

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    MEETING CANCELLED: Tim Smith, Division of Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in virtual, Webex meetings of the ASTM F15.16 Nursing Pillows Performance Requirements task group. These meetings were requested by ASTM to discuss the performance requirements of the draft voluntary standard for nursing pillows. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Tim Smith at tsmith@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 6/6/2024 and updated on 7/15/2024.

  • 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 July 18, 2024, at 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST. This is a meeting to discuss the balloting process of the standard. 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. Posted in the Public Calendar 7/8/2024.

  • Sharon White will participate in a virtual meeting with the roll out cart task group - ANSI Z245.30

    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Sharon White, Division of Human Factors, will participate in a virtual meeting with the roll out cart task group on July 18, 2024, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT. The task group will discuss strengthening the labeling requirements in ANSI Z245.30 to address incidents involving these products. Other requirements to address these incidents may also be considered. The meeting was requested by the ANSI Z245.30 Committee. 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 7/9/2024.

  • Commissioners Feldman and Dziak Holding a Teleconference with That Water Bead Lady

    1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Commissioners Feldman and Dziak will hold a teleconference with Ashley Haugen of That Water Bead Lady to discuss water beads. Ashley Haugen requested the meeting. For additional information please contact Dana Smullen at dsmullen@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 7/11/2024.

  • Stephen Lee presenting at Ohio Furniture Guild’s mid-summer meeting

    9:00 am to 10:30 am

    Stephen Lee, Program Specialist from the CPSC Small Business Ombudsman Team, will present at the Ohio Furniture Guild’s mid-summer meeting in Millersburg, OH on July 15, 2024. The presentation will go over the requirements for clothing storage units. Questions about the event can be directed to SBO@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/15/2024 and posted in the Public Calendar 7/16/2024.

  • Brad Gordon and other CPSC staff will meet with representatives of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute and Tile Council of North America to discuss the National Flooring Safety Institute’s petition on labeling flooring with regards to slip resistance

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Brad Gordon, Directorate of Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will meet with representatives of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA): to discuss the National Flooring Safety Institute’s petition on labeling flooring with regards to slip resistance. This meeting was requested by RFCI and TCNA. The meeting will be held on Friday July 19, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET, virtually and in-person. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Brad Gordon at BGordon@cpsc.gov or (301) 987-2099. The meeting is open to the public. Posted in the public calendar on 7/17/2024.

  • MEETING CANCELLED: ASTM F15.16 Nursing Pillows Warnings task group

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    MEETING CANCELLED: Tim Smith, Division of Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in virtual, Webex meetings of the ASTM F15.16 Nursing Pillows Warnings task group. These meetings were requested by ASTM to discuss the warning requirements of the draft voluntary standard for nursing pillows. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Tim Smith at tsmith@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 6/6/2024.

  • Pool and Hot Tube Alliance, PHTA-16 Standard Writing Committee (SWC)

    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    CPSC staff will be participating via virtual meetings of the Pool and Hot Tube Alliance, PHTA-16 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) on July 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 rkempske@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar 2/26/2024, updated 5/14/2024.

  • Scott Ayers and other attending ANSI US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO TC 21 / SC 2 virtual meeting on Fire Extinguishers

    9:00 am to 9:30 am

    Scott Ayers of the Directorate for Engineering Sciences and others will attend the ANSI US TAG to ISO TC 21 / SC 2 on Fire Extinguishers. The US TAG is expected to discuss the upcoming ISO TC 21 / SC 2 meeting and its logistics. The ANSI TAG called the meeting. For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov). Posted in the public calendar on 7/16/2024.

  • Scott Ayers and Others Participating in Virtual ASTM Meeting on Candle Safety

    11:00 am to 12:30 pm

    Scott Ayers of the Directorate for Engineering Sciences and others 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). Posted to the public calendar on 7/9/2024.

  • Vineed Dayal and Greg Ota participating in: Helmets – NOCSAE Standards Committee Meeting

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Vineed Dayal and Greg Ota, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, will participate in a meeting located in Cleveland, OH on July 26, 2024, starting at 1:00 PM ET time with the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE). The subcommittee will review and discuss standards related to helmets and other sports equipment. For additional information contact Vineed Dayal (vdayal@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 2/22/2024.

  • Scott Ayers will attend and present at the 2024 National Association of State Fire Marshals' 34th Annual Fire Prevention & Safety Symposium

    9:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Scott Ayers of the Directorate of Engineering Sciences will attend and present at the 2024 National Association of State Fire Marshals' 34th Annual Fire Prevention & Safety Symposium. The Symposium runs daily from 8am to 5pm CT in Kansas City, MO. Scott's presentation will be on Tuesday July 30, from 9:25 to 10:05 am CT and focus on the CPSC's work on fire safety. The symposium is organized by and hosted by the National Association of State Fire Marshals. To learn more of this symposium, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 7/12/2024.

  • MEETING CANCELLED: ASTM F15.16 Nursing Pillows Warnings task group

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    MEETING CANCELLED: Tim Smith, Division of Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in virtual, Webex meetings of the ASTM F15.16 Nursing Pillows Warnings task group. These meetings were requested by ASTM to discuss the warning requirements of the draft voluntary standard for nursing pillows. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Tim Smith at tsmith@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 6/6/2024.

  • ASTM F15.21 Infant Loungers Performance Requirements Task Group Meeting

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Ashley Johnson, Directorate for Health Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a Webex meeting of the ASTM F15.21 Infant Loungers Performance Requirements Task Group. This meeting was requested by ASTM to continue work on the draft voluntary standard for infant loungers. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Ashley Johnson at aajohnson@cpsc.gov. Posted in the public calendar on 7/15/2024.

  • ASTM F15.58 E-Scooters Warnings/Labels Task Group

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Lawrence Mella, Directorate of Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a teleconference meeting with the ASTM F15.58 task group on Warnings/Labels for E-Scooters. The task group plans to meet on Tuesday, July 30, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, ET to discuss the development of marking, labeling, and instructional literature requirements for a new standard for commercial e-scooters. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Lawrence Mella at LMella@cpsc.gov. Posted in the public calendar on 7/11/2024.

  • ASTM F08.27 Hydrogel Projectile Launcher Playing Field Task Group

    10:30 am to 11:30 am

    Jill Hurley, Division of Human Factors, will be participating in a virtual meeting of the ASTM F08.27 Hydrogel Projectile Launcher Playing Field Task Group on 7/31/2024 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 PM. This meeting was requested by ASTM and is an initial review to establish a standard for hydrogel projectile launcher playing fields . 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 7/17/2024.

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