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Aug
10
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Susan Bathalon from the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction (EXHR) will participate in an ASTM technology task group teleconference to discuss the drowning sensor detection systems in residential swimming pools. The meeting is scheduled for August 10, 2021 from 10am – 11 am EDT. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Susan Bathalon at sbathalon@cpsc.gov. The meeting is open to the public. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/2/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/3/2021.
Aug
09
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Topics: Baby/Toddler
Open to the Public
Hope Nesteruk, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call Mon Aug 9, 2021 1pm – 2pm (EDT) with the ASTM F15.18 Play Yard Ad hoc Language Task Group to discuss incorporation of ad hoc recommendation into the standard. This conference call was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Hope Nesteruk at hnesteruk@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/13/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 7/13/20221.
Aug
06
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Commissioner Feldman and staff will meet with representatives of Senator Hickenlooper and Colorado Attorney General Weiser to discuss the CPSC and product safety issues for residents of Colorado. Attendees include: Shad Murib, State Director, Sen. Hickenlooper; Andres Carrera, Denver Metro Dir., Sen. Hickenlooper; Kurtis Morrison, Intergovernmental Relations, Colorado Attorney General Weiser; Jefferey Riester, Assistant Attorney General and Director of Legislative Affairs, Colorado Attorney General Weiser; and Ana Mostaccero, Spanish Language Coordinator, Colorado Attorney General Weiser. The meeting takes place August 6, 2021 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM MDT. For additional information please contact Cecilia Bellet at cbellet@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/6/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/6/2021.
Aug
05
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Commissioner Feldman and staff will meet with representatives of Governor Gordon to discuss the CPSC and product safety issues for residents of Wyoming. Attendees include: Buck McVeigh, Chief of Staff, Governor Gordon; Renny MacKay, Policy Director, Governor Gordon; Emily Soli, Special Counsel, Governor Gordon; Rob Creager, Business & Economic Development, Governor Gordon; David Fraser, Executive Director, WY Association of Municipalities; and Jen Davis, President, Wyoming Hospital Association. The meeting takes place August 5, 2021 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM MDT. For additional information please contact Cecilia Bellet at cbellet@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/6/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/6/2021.
Aug
04
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Commissioner Feldman and staff will meet with representatives of the Northern Arapaho Tribal Government to discuss the CPSC and product safety issues for members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe. Attendees include are to be determined. The meeting takes place August 4, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM MDT. For additional information please contact Cecilia Bellet at cbellet@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/4/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/4/2021.
Aug
04
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Commissioner Feldman and staff will meet with representatives of the Eastern Shoshone Tribal Government to discuss the CPSC and product safety issues for members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe. Attendees include: John St.Clair, Eastern Shoshone Tribe Chairman and David Meyers, Eastern Shoshone Tribal Health. The meeting takes place August 4, 2021 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM MDT. For additional information please contact Cecilia Bellet at cbellet@cpsc.gov. Tranmsitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/4/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/4/2021.
Aug
03
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Commissioner Feldman and staff will meet with representatives of Strider Sports International, Inc. to tour their facility and discuss safety. Attendees include Ryan McFarland, President and CEO. The meeting takes place August 3 , 2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM MDT. For additional information please contact Cecilia Bellet at cbellet@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/3/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/3/2021.
Aug
03
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Topics: Home Appliances
Open to the Public
Yeon Seok Kim, the Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will participate in the UL/CSA 60335-2-24 teleconference on household refrigerators on Tuesday August 3, 2021 from 9am to 10am ET. This will be a working meeting focused on the development of a new edition to the standard with a focus on flammable refrigerant requirements. For more information on this meeting, including call in information, please contact Yeon Seok Kim (ykim@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/16/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 7/16/2021.
Jul
30
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Topics: Baby/Toddler
Open to the Public
Hope Nesteruk, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call Fri Jul 30, 2021 11am - noon (EDT) with the ASTM F15.18 Play Yard Cord/Strap Task Group to discuss strap length provisions into the standard. This conference call was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Hope Nesteruk at hnesteruk@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/13/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 7/13/2021.
Jul
29
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Topics: Baby/Toddler
Open to the Public
Hope Nesteruk, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call Thu Jul 29, 2021 2 – 3pm (EDT) with the ASTM F15.18 Play Yard Hybrid Scope Task Group to discuss testing of products with both play yard and non-full-size charectertics. This conference call was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Hope Nesteruk at hnesteruk@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 6/16/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 6/16/2021.

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  • Meeting Cancelled: Vineed Dayal and Others participating in: SCIEE Robots – UL STP 3300 Meeting

    8:00 am to 10:00 am

    Meeting Cancelled: Vineed Dayal, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, and other CPSC staff will participate in a teleconference on September 1, 2021 from 8:00am-10:00am, with UL STP 3300, Standards Technical Panel for Service, Communication, Information, Education, and Entertainment Robots (SCIEE Robots). The panel will continue to develop a standard for SCIEE Robots. For additional information, including call in information, contact Vineed Dayal (vdayal@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/1/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 7/1/2021.

  • Andrew Lock and other staff will participate in the American Home Furnishings Associations regulatory summit

    8:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Andrew Lock, Laboratory Sciences, and other staff will be participating in the American Home Furnishings Associations regulatory summit to discuss upholstered furniture flammability. The meeting will be held September 1-2, 2021. For more information contact Andrew Lock (preferred:alock@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2099). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/18/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/18/2021.

  • Closed Commission Meeting

    10:00 am to 11:00 am

    Subject of Closed Meeting: Briefing Matter. Date of Closed Meeting: September 1, 2021; 10:00am Record of Commission Vote: On August 31, 2021, the Commission voted unanimously (3-0) to close the meeting. Commission’s Explanation of Closing: This meeting may be properly closed under Exemptions 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9; 16 CFR § 1013.4(b)(3), (4), (6), (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) disclose information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy (exemption 6); (4) 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 (5) 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 Acting 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)).

  • Jay Kadiwala & Douglas Lee Participating in the ANSI Technical Report Meeting on Lithium-Ion Batteries

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Jay Kadiwala, Division of Engineering Sciences, and Douglas Lee, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, will be participating in a virtual Webex meeting on an ANSI Technical Report covering lithium ion batteries, on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, from 1:00 PM ET to 2:00 PM ET. The meeting will discuss updates to various sections of the Report, including definitions, general requirements, and suggested practices for lithium-ion batteries and cells. The meeting was requested by Carin Stuart, ANSI Technical Report Chair on Lithium-Ion batteries. For additional information, including call-in/log-in information, please contact Jay Kadiwala at jkadiwala@cpsc.gov (preferred) or 301-987-2517. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/15/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 7/15/2021.

  • RMI meeting with Scott Ayers and other CPSC staff on Indoor Air Quality and Gas Ranges

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Scott Ayers of the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction and other staff will meet with RMI staff on Wednesday September 1, 2021 from 1pm to 2pm ET via teleconference. RMI requested this meeting to discuss Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) associated with gas ranges. For more information on this meeting, including call in information, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/19/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/19/2021.

  • Susan M. Bowley, Ph.D. Mechanical and Biomedical Engineer and other CPSC staff will participate in a virtual call with ASTM F08.30 Fitness Products Task Group

    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Susan M. Bowley, Ph.D. Mechanical and Biomedical Engineer, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a virtual call with ASTM F08.30 Fitness Products Task Group on Wednesday September 1, 2021 from 2pm - 4pm ET. This is an ongoing discussion toward addressing updates needed to current standards related to treadmill hazards and toward coordinating efforts between UL and ASTM. For more information on this meeting, please contact Dr. Susan M. Bowley sbowley@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/17/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/17/2021.

  • Kevin Lee and other staff will participate in a teleconference with the ASTM F15.21 F2549 Frame Carriers Standard Update Task Group

    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Kevin Lee, Engineering Sciences, and other staff, will participate in a teleconference with the ASTM F15.21 F2549 Frame Carriers Standard Update Task Group.This conference call was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Kevin Lee at klee@cpsc.gov. This meeting will continue to discuss updating the warning labeling and the stability requirements. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/25/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/30/2021.

  • Meeting Cancelled: Commissioner Baiocco Meeting with The Boppy Company, LLC

    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Meeting Cancelled: Commissioner Baiocco will meet with The Boppy Company LLC to discuss the company’s infant products. Attending the meeting will be Nancy Bartley, CEO, The Boppy Company; Amy St. German, VP of Marketing, The Boppy Company; Jason Wenker, Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP; Ed Krenik, Partner at Bracewell LLP; and John Lee, Principal at Bracewell LLP. The invitation was extended from John Lee. For additional information, contact Brandon Schall at bschall@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/30/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/30/2021.

  • Priscilla Verdino and Jason Howe Participating in a Teleconference with the OECD

    8:00 am to 10:30 am

    Priscilla Verdino and Jason Howe, participating in a teleconference with the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) to discuss the Draft Test Guide for Metal Release Test Method. The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2021, from 8:00am to 10:30am EST. This meeting was requested by OECD. 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 8/9/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/9/2021.

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

    10:30 am to 11:30 am

    Susan Bathalon from the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction (EXHR) will participate in an ASTM technology task group teleconference to discuss the drowning sensor detection systems in residential swimming pools. The meeting is scheduled for September 3, 2021 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am EDT. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Susan Bathalon at sbathalon@cpsc.gov. The meeting is open to the public. Transmitted to the Office of the Secreatry 8/19/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/19/2021.

  • Nevin Taylor, CPSC Chief Technologist will meet with the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory (ACT-IAC)

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Nevin Taylor, CPSC Chief Technologist will be meeting to discuss Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) via teleconference with the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory (ACT-IAC) on September 3, 2021 from 11:00am - 12:00pm. For more information, including call-in information, please contact Nevin Taylor at ntaylor@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/6/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/6/2021.

  • Nevin Taylor, CPSC Chief Technologist will meet with the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory (ACT-IAC)

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Nevin Taylor, CPSC Chief Technologist will be meeting to discuss Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) via teleconference with the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) on September 3, 2021 from 1:00-2:00pm. For more information, including call-in information, please contact Nevin Taylor at ntaylor@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/6/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/6/2021.

  • F15.18 In-bed Sleepers Performance Task Group Meeting

    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Celestine Kish, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff, will participate in a teleconference with the F15.18 In-bed Sleepers Performance Task Group Meeting Tue Sep 7, 2021, 12pm - 1pm (ET) to continue discussion on performance requirements for the standard. This conference call was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Celestine Kish ckish@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2547. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/8/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 7/9/2021.

  • Scott Ayers and others participating in task group meeting on child resistance of gasoline containers

    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Scott Ayers of the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction and others will participate in the ASTM F15.10 task group teleconference on child resistance of gasoline containers on Tuesday September 7, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm ET. The task group is developing a draft proposal for revisions to ASTM F2517. For more information on this meeting, including call-in information, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/20/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/20/2021.

  • F15.18 Infant Sleep Standards Warnings Task Group Meeting

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Celestine Kish, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff, will participate in a teleconference with the F15.18 Infant Sleep Standards Warnings Task Group Meeting Wed Sept 8, 2021, 11am - 12pm (ET) to continue discussion on warning requirements. This conference call was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Celestine Kish ckish@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2547. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/30/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/30/2021.

  • Scott Ayers and Chen-Hsiang Su attending meeting on flammable refrigerants in HVAC systems

    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Scott Ayers of the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction and Che-Hsiang Su of the Directorate for Engineering Sciences will participate in the ASHRAE 15 working group teleconferences on Wednesdays August 25, September 8, and September 22, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm ET. These are regularly occurring meetings where participants are looking for flammable refrigerant requirements gaps, contradictions, and ambiguities in several HVAC-related codes and standards including ASHRAE 15, ASHRAE 15.2P, and UL/CSA 60335-2-40. For more information on this meeting, including call in information, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/10/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/10/2021.

  • Voluntary Standards Meeting with members from the ASTM F15.77 subcommittee on magnets

    9:00 am to 10:00 am

    Stephen Harsanyi (Directorate for Engineering Sciences) and other CPSC staff will be participating in a task group conference call with members from the ASTM F15.77 subcommittee on magnets. The task group will discuss performance requirements for adult magnet sets. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Stephen Harsanyi, (301) 987-2209 or sharsanyi@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/25/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/30/2021.

  • F15.18 Infant Sleep Standards Comparison Task Group Meeting

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Celestine Kish, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff, will participate in a teleconference with the F15.18 Infant Sleep Standards Comparison Task Group on Thu Sept 9, 2021, 2pm - 3pm (ET) to continue discussion on requirements across various infant sleep products. This conference call was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Celestine Kish ckish@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2547. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/17/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/17/2021.

  • Nevin Taylor, CPSC Chief Technologist will meet with the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory (ACT-IAC)

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Nevin Taylor, CPSC Chief Technologist will be meeting to discuss Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) via teleconference with the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory (ACT-IAC) on September ,10 2021 from 11:00am -12:00pm. For more information, including call-in information, please contact Nevin Taylor at ntaylor@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/6/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/6/2021.

  • Nevin Taylor, CPSC Chief Technologist will meet with the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory (ACT-IAC)

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Nevin Taylor, CPSC Chief Technologist will be meeting to discuss Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) via teleconference with the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) on September 10, 2021 from 1:00-2:00pm. For more information, including call-in information, please contact Nevin Taylor at ntaylor@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/6/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/6/2021.

  • 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 in residential swimming pools. The technology and scientific and other task groups will provide updates in the meeting. The meeting is scheduled for September 13, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Susan Bathalon at sbathalon@cpsc.gov. The meeting is open to the public. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/19/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/19/2021.

  • ASTM F15.77 Subcommittee Meeting on Magnets

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Stephen Harsanyi from the Directorate for Engineering Sciences and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call with members from the ASTM F15.77 subcommittee on Magnets. The subcommittee will discuss next steps and other information pertaining to the new standard on Adult Magnet Sets, ASTM F3458. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Stephen Harsanyi, (301) 987-2209 or sharsanyi@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/3/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/3/2021.

  • Scott Ayers participating in UL 30 STP meeting on Safety Cans

    2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Scott Ayers of the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction will participate in the UL 30 STP teleconference on UL 30 for safety cans on Monday September 13, 2021 from 2pm to 4:30pm ET. The STP is developing the next edition to UL 30 and will include requirements for flame mitigation devices. For more information on this meeting, including call in requirements, contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/26/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/26/2021.

  • Hope Nesteruk, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff, participate in a teleconference with the ASTM Play Yard Hybrid Scope Interpretation Task Group

    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Hope Nesteruk, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff, will participate in a teleconference with the ASTM Play Yard Hybrid Scope Interpretation Task Group to discuss rigid products with some mesh sides. This conference call was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Hope Nesteruk, hnesteruk@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/8/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 9/8/2021.

  • Scott Ayers and other participating in ASTM F15.45 task group meetings on candles

    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Scott Ayers of the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction and others will participate in the various ASTM F15.45 candle task group teleconferences on Wednesday September 15, 2021, and Thursday September 16, 2021, scheduled for 8am to 5pm ET each day. Candle fire safety, candle data, and candle labeling are expected to be discussed during the teleconferences. For more information, including call-in information, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/26/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/30/2021.

  • Treye Thomas, Steve Harsanyi and other staff will participate in the UL 8400 meeting

    9:00 am to 11:00 am

    Treye Thomas, Steve Harsanyi, and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction (EXHR) staff, are participating in the UL 8400 meeting to discuss the safety of cross and virtual reality products. The meeting will include a review of the draft safety standard; September 15, from 9 am to 11 am. For additional information, contact Treye Thomas at tthomas@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/30/2021. Posted in the Public Calndar 8/30/2021.

  • Meeting Cancelled: ASTM F24.61 Trampoline Court Task Group Meeting

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Meeting Cancelled: Daniel Taxier, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call with the ASTM F24.61 Trampoline Court Task Group to discuss the latest developments amusement industry trampoline court standards on Thursday September 16, 2021 1PM – 2PM (EDT). This conference call was requested by ASTM. For additional information contact Daniel Taxier at dtaxier@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/1/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 9/1/2021.

  • Nevin Taylor, CPSC Chief Technologist will meet with the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory (ACT-IAC)

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Nevin Taylor, CPSC Chief Technologist will be meeting to discuss Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) via teleconference with the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory (ACT-IAC) on September 17, 2021 from 11:00am -12:00pm. For more information, including call-in information, please contact Nevin Taylor at ntaylor@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/6/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/6/2021.

  • Nevin Taylor, CPSC Chief Technologist will meet with the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory (ACT-IAC)

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Nevin Taylor, CPSC Chief Technologist will be meeting to discuss Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) via teleconference with the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) on September 17, 2021 from 1:00-2:00pm. For more information, including call-in information, please contact Nevin Taylor at ntaylor@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/6/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/6/2021.

  • Scott Ayers participating in NFPA 30 meeting on flammable and combustible liquids

    10:00 am to 11:00 am

    Scott Ayers of the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction will participate in the NFPA 30 task group meeting on Monday September 20, 2021 from 10am to 11am ET. The task group will be looking at safety can requirements proposed for the next edition to NFPA 30, the flammable and combustible liquid code. For more information on this meeting, including call in information, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/2/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 9/2/2201.

  • Priscilla Verdino attending the 2021 American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Annual Meeting and Convention

    9:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Priscilla Verdino (Directorate for Laboratory Sciences – Chemistry) will be attending the 2021 American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Annual Meeting and Convention; September 21-24, 2021. The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency, San Antonio, TX 78205. For additional information, contact Priscilla Verdino at pverdino@cpsc.gov or (301) 987-2502. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/9/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/9/2021.

  • F15.18 In-bed Sleepers Performance Task Group Meeting

    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Celestine Kish, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff, will participate in a teleconference with the F15.18 In-bed Sleepers Performance Task Group Meeting Tue Sep 21, 2021, 12pm - 1pm (ET) to continue discussion on performance requirements for the standard. This conference call was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Celestine Kish ckish@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2547. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/8/2021. Posted in the Public Calendr 7/9/2021.

  • Sharon White and other CPSC staff will participate in a teleconference with the ASTM Task Group on the Color and Odor of Torch Fuel and Lamp Fuel

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Sharon White, Division of Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a teleconference September 21, 2021, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT with the ASTM Task Group on the Color and Odor of Torch Fuel and Lamp Fuel. The task group will discuss standards to address the hazards associated with the color and odor of torch fuel and lamp fuel. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For more information, including call-in information, contact Sharon White at 301-987-2562 or swhite@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/8/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 9/8/2021.

  • Vineed Dayal and Others participating in: SCIEE Robots – UL STP 3300 – TG2 Meeting

    8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Vineed Dayal, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, and other CPSC staff will participate in a teleconference on Sept 21, 2021, from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Eastern Time with UL STP 3300 TG2, Standards Technical Panel for Service, Communication, Information, Education, and Entertainment Robots (SCIEE Robots), Task Group 2. The task group was formed by UL to review the risks associated with SCIEE Robots and determine a risk analysis methodology for the potential standard. For additional information, including call in information, contact Vineed Dayal (vdayal@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/16/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 9/16/2021.

  • The 5th North America Consumer Product Safety Summit Public Sessions will be held virtually September 22nd and 23rd

    11:00 am to 3:15 pm

    The Summit will be hosted by Health Canada (HC) and marks the marks the 10th anniversary of the North America Consumer Product Safety Summit and the collaboration among Profeco, HC, and the CPSC. The September 22nd (11:00a.m. – 3:10p.m.) and 23rd (11:00a.m. – 2:10p.m.) sessions are open to all stakeholders. To register, please visit Health Canada’s website: 5th North America Consumer Product Safety Summit 2021 - Canada.ca. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/13/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/13/2021.

  • Scott Ayers and Chen-Hsiang Su attending meeting on flammable refrigerants in HVAC systems

    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Scott Ayers of the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction and Che-Hsiang Su of the Directorate for Engineering Sciences will participate in the ASHRAE 15 working group teleconferences on Wednesdays August 25, September 8, and September 22, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm ET. These are regularly occurring meetings where participants are looking for flammable refrigerant requirements gaps, contradictions, and ambiguities in several HVAC-related codes and standards including ASHRAE 15, ASHRAE 15.2P, and UL/CSA 60335-2-40. For more information on this meeting, including call in information, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/10/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/10/2021.

  • Commissioner Feldman and Staff hold a Teleconference with Nancy Nord

    10:00 am to 11:00 am

    Commissioner Feldman and staff will hold a teleconference with Nancy Nord to discuss magnet voluntary standards development. Attendees include Nancy Nord. The teleconference takes place September 23rd, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The meeting was requested by Nancy Nord. For additional information please contact Cecilia Bellet at cbellet@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/21/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 9/21/2021.

  • Vineed Dayal and Others participating in: SCIEE Robots – UL STP 3300 – TG2 Meeting

    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Vineed Dayal, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, and other CPSC staff will participate in a teleconference on Sept 23, 2021, from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST with UL STP 3300 TG2, Standards Technical Panel for Service, Communication, Information, Education, and Entertainment Robots (SCIEE Robots), Task Group 2. The task group was formed by UL to review the risks associated with SCIEE Robots and determine a risk analysis methodology for the potential standard. For additional information, including call in information, contact Vineed Dayal (vdayal@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/16/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 9/16/2021.

  • Nevin Taylor, CPSC Chief Technologist will meet with the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory (ACT-IAC)

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Nevin Taylor, CPSC Chief Technologist will be meeting to discuss Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) via teleconference with the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory (ACT-IAC) on September 24, 2021 from 11:00am-1200pm. For more information, including call-in information, please contact Nevin Taylor at ntaylor@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/6/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/6/2021.

  • Play Yards Cord/Strap Length Task Group Meeting

    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Hope Nesteruk, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff, will participate in a teleconference with the ASTM Play Yard Cord/Strap Length Task Group to discuss rigid products with some cord and straps on play yards. This conference call was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Hope Nesteruk, hnesteruk@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office the Secretary 9/13/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 9/13/2021.

  • Nevin Taylor, CPSC Chief Technologist will meet with the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory (ACT-IAC)

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Nevin Taylor, CPSC Chief Technologist will be meeting to discuss Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) via teleconference with the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) on September 24, 2021 from 1:00-2:00pm. For more information, including call-in information, please contact Nevin Taylor at ntaylor@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/6/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/6/2021.

  • Arthur Lee participating in the annual UL 507/705 STP meeting for Electric Fans And Power Ventilators

    9:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Arthur Lee will be participating in a UL 507/705 Electric Fans And Power Ventilators STP annual meeting to discuss topics related to electric fans. The meeting will be held September 27, 2021 via tele-video conference from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Central Time. For additional information, including online or call-in information, contact Arthur Lee at alee@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/1/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 9/1/2021.

  • Meeting Cancelled: Vineed Dayal and Others participating in: SCIEE Robots – UL STP 3300 Meeting

    8:00 am to 10:00 am

    Meeting Cancelled: Vineed Dayal, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, and other CPSC staff will participate in a teleconference on September 28, 2021 from 8:00am-10:00am, with UL STP 3300, Standards Technical Panel for Service, Communication, Information, Education, and Entertainment Robots (SCIEE Robots). The panel will continue to develop a standard for SCIEE Robots. For additional information, including call in information, contact Vineed Dayal (vdayal@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/1/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 7/1/2021.

  • Vineed Dayal and Others participating in: SCIEE Robots – UL STP 3300 – TG2 Meeting

    9:00 am to 10:00 am

    Vineed Dayal, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, and other CPSC staff will participate in a teleconference on Sept 28, 2021, from 9:00 am - 10:00 am EST with UL STP 3300 TG2, Standards Technical Panel for Service, Communication, Information, Education, and Entertainment Robots (SCIEE Robots), Task Group 2. The task group was formed by UL to review the risks associated with SCIEE Robots and determine a risk analysis methodology for the potential standard. For additional information, including call in information, contact Vineed Dayal (vdayal@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/16/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 9/16/2021.

  • John Gordon and Other CPSC Staff will be participating in the Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Methods (SACATM) meeting

    9:00 am to 5:00 pm

    John Gordon, Directorate for Health Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be attending the Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Methods (SACATM) meeting with other stakeholders, on Wednesday and Thursday, September 28 and 29, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in a virtual webinar meeting. The meeting was requested by SACATM and the Interagency Coordinating Committee for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM). CPSC staff will update SACATM on the Validation Work Group efforts. For additional information contact John Gordon, (301) 987-2025 or see the SACATM website (https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/events/sacatm/index.cfm ). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/14/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 9/14/2021.

  • Scott Ayers and Chen-Hsiang Su participating in CSA working group on gas range data

    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Scott Ayers of the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction and Chen-Hsiang Su of the Directorate for Engineering Sciences will participate in the CSA task group teleconference on gas range data. The task group will continue to review gas range data provided by CPSC to CSA in December 2020. For more information on this meeting, including call in information, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/26/2021. Posted in the Public Calenar 8/30/2021.

  • Mark Kumagai and other CPSC staff will participate in a virtual meeting with the Portable Generator Manufacturers Association (PGMA)

    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Mark Kumagai, Associate Director for Engineering Sciences (mkumagai@cpsc.gov), and other CPSC staff will participate in a virtual meeting with the Portable Generator Manufacturers Association (PGMA) on September 28, 2021 2:00-4:00 pm (EDT). The meeting was requested by PGMA to discuss their members’ questions pertaining to staff’s simulation and analysis plan for evaluating the effectiveness of CO hazard mitigation requirements in voluntary standards for portable generators. For more information, contact Janet Buyer at jbuyer@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/15/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 9/15/2021.

  • Treye Thomas, Ph.D. participating in UL 2904 meeting on 3D printers

    8:00 am to 10:00 am

    Treye Thomas and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction (EXHR) staff, are participating in a series of meetings hosted by the UL STP 2904 Chemical and Particle Emissions from 3D Printers. The meetings will include the review and discussion of new project proposals that will address the safe use of 3D printing devices; September 29; October 6; and October 25 from 8 am to 10 am ET. For additional information, contact Treye Thomas at tthomas@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/16/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 9/16/2021.

  • Meeting of the ANSI Z535.7 Subcommittee on Warnings in Electronic Media

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Tim Smith, Division of Human Factors, will be participating in a virtual (Zoom) meeting of the ANSI Z535.7 Subcommittee on September 29, 2021, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET. The meeting will discuss activities related to the development of a new standard for safety information in electronic media, and was requested by the Chair of the subcommittee, Eric Boelhouwer. For additional information, including log-in information, please contact Tim Smith at tsmith@cpsc.gov (preferred) or 301-987-2557. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/17/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 9/17/2021.

  • Meeting Cancelled: Vineed Dayal and Others participating in: SCIEE Robots – UL STP 3300 Meeting

    8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

    Meeting Cancelled: Vineed Dayal, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, and other CPSC staff will participate in a teleconference on September 29, 2021 from 8:00pm -10:00pm, with UL STP 3300, Standards Technical Panel for Service, Communication, Information, Education, and Entertainment Robots (SCIEE Robots). The panel will continue to develop a standard for SCIEE Robots. For additional information, including call in information, contact Vineed Dayal (vdayal@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 7/1/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 7/1/2021.

  • Vineed Dayal and Others participating in: SCIEE Robots – UL STP 3300 – TG2 Meeting

    8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Vineed Dayal, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, and other CPSC staff will participate in a teleconference on Sept 29, 2021, from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST with UL STP 3300 TG2, Standards Technical Panel for Service, Communication, Information, Education, and Entertainment Robots (SCIEE Robots), Task Group 2. The task group was formed by UL to review the risks associated with SCIEE Robots and determine a risk analysis methodology for the potential standard. For additional information, including call in information, contact Vineed Dayal (vdayal@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/16/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 9/16/2021.

  • Treye Thomas, Steve Harsanyi and other staff will participate in the UL 8400 meeting

    9:00 am to 11:00 am

    Treye Thomas, Steve Harsanyi, and other Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction (EXHR) staff, are participating in the UL 8400 meeting to discuss the safety of cross and virtual reality products. The meeting will include a review of the draft safety standard; September 30, from 9 am to 11 am. For additional information, contact Treye Thomas at tthomas@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 8/30/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 8/30/2021.

  • Vineed Dayal and Others participating in: SCIEE Robots – UL STP 3300 – TG2 Meeting

    9:00 am to 10:00 am

    Vineed Dayal, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, and other CPSC staff will participate in a teleconference on Sept 30, 2021, from 9:00 am - 10:00 am EST with UL STP 3300 TG2, Standards Technical Panel for Service, Communication, Information, Education, and Entertainment Robots (SCIEE Robots), Task Group 2. The task group was formed by UL to review the risks associated with SCIEE Robots and determine a risk analysis methodology for the potential standard. For additional information, including call in information, contact Vineed Dayal (vdayal@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/16/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 9/16/2021.

  • Susan M. Bowley, Ph.D. Mechanical/Biomedical Engineer, and other CPSC Staff, will participate in a teleconference with ASTM F15.03 Task Group on Safety Standards for Bathtub and Shower Structures

    10:30 am to 11:30 am

    Susan M. Bowley, Ph.D. Mechanical/Biomedical Engineer, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC Staff, will participate in a teleconference with ASTM F15.03 Task Group on Safety Standards for Bathtub and Shower Structures on Thursday September 30, 2021, 10:30am – 11:30am ET. This is a recurring meeting as work continues toward development of a new standard to address slip/falls in bath tubs. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Dr. Susan M. Bowley at sbowley@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/14/2021. Posted in the Public Calendar 9/14/2021.

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