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Apr
17
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Topics: Wearables
Open to the Public
MEETING CANCELED: Khalisa Phillips, ESHF, and other staff within the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction (EXHR), will participate in a Webex meeting with the ASTM F15.19 Wearable Infant Blankets Warnings Task Group on 04/17/2024 from 3:00-4:30pm ET. The group is continuing to address negatives received for labels, instructions, and warnings in the balloted standard. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Khalisa Phillips, kphillips@cpsc.gov or (301)987-2592. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 3/29/2024.
Apr
17
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Treye Thomas and other CPSC staff will be participating in a task group meeting 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) Task Group (TG) 4. 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 will be held on Wednesday, April 17 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET. The meeting was requested by UL. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Treye Thomas at tthomas@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 4/3/2024.
Apr
17
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
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 4/17/2024 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 4/10/2024.
Apr
17
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (America/New_York)
Category: Commission Meeting
Topics: Other
Closed to the Public
Subject of Closed Meeting: Briefing Matter.Date of Closed Meeting: April 17, 2024; 10:00 am Record of Commission Vote: On April 10, 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)).
Apr
17
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Andrew Trotta, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, participating in the third 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 4/9/2024.
Apr
16
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Andrew Trotta, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, attending a meeting of the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) Board of Directors; 12:00pm to 3:00 pm; ESFI Headquarters – Legrand Conference Room, Arlington, VA. This is the spring meeting of the Board to discuss the status and plans for work and finances of the Foundation. For additional information, please contact Andrew Trotta at atrotta@cpsc.gov or (301) 987-2057. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/9/2024.
Apr
16
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (America/New_York)
Category: Speech
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
CPSC Office of Import Surveillance Deputy Director Sabrina Keller will speak on a panel alongside other partner government agencies at the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America’s 51st Annual Conference, held at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach. She will provide updates on CPSC’s import program and eFiling pilot, described in detail at cpsc.gov/imports and cpsc.gov/eFiling. For more information on the conference, visit 2024 NCBFAA Annual Conference. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 3/11/2024.
Apr
15
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Tim Smith, Division of Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a virtual, Webex meeting of the ASTM F15.16 Infant Feeding Supports Warnings task group on 4/15/2024 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET. This meeting was requested by ASTM to discuss the warning requirements of the draft voluntary standard for infant feeding supports. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Tim Smith at tsmith@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 3/27/2024.
Apr
15
12:30 PM to 1:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Meeting
Topics: Other
Open to the Public
Austin Shlick and staff will hold a meeting with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) on Monday, April 15th from 12:30pm to 1:00pm, at AHAM’s request. The proposed agenda includes the discussion of recent AHAM activity related to product safety. The attendees for this meeting will be Kelly Mariotti, President & CEO, AHAM, Jennifer Cleary, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Randy Cooper, Vice President, Technical Operations & Standards, Meredith Birkhead, Regulatory Affairs Manager, and Chuck Samuels, General Counsel. The meeting will be held virtually via Webex. For more information, please contact Jacob Murray at jsmurray@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 3/26/2024.
Apr
12
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (America/New_York)
Category: Voluntary Standards Meeting
Topics: Other
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 April 12th, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET. This is a meeting to continue discussing recent Subcommittee discussions on artificial intelligence/machine learning and to review a recent ballot rationale for updated definitions, glossary 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 4/4/2024.

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  • Commissioner Trumka meeting with members of the National Floor Safety Institute

    1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Commissioner Trumka's staff will meet with representatives of the National Floor Safety Institute to discuss "The Petition Requesting Rulemaking To Mandate Testing and Labeling Regarding Slip Resistance of Flooring, Floor Coatings and Treatments, Floor Cleaning Agents, and Footwear." Those in attendance from NFSI will include Russell Kendzior, Chair and President of the NFSI, Howard Harris, Orthopedic Surgeon with Texas Orthopedic Specialists, LLC and Treasurer of the NFSI, Edwin Foulke, Attorney at Law with Fisher & Phillips LLP and Board Member for the NFSI, and Thad Whittier, AVP, Casualty Loss Control, Risk Management Group with AWAC Services Company and Board Member for the NFSI. The meeting was requested by NFSI. For additional information, contact Isabella Maxey at imaxey@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 3/8/2024.

  • 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

    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 April 2, 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. Posted to the public calendar on 3/22/2024.

  • Meeting with: ASTM F08.27 subcommittee on hydrogel launchers and warnings

    10:30 am to 11:45 am

    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 4/3/2024 from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM 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 3/20/2024.

  • MEETING CANCELED: Khalisa Phillips and other CPSC staff will participate in a meeting with the ASTM F15.19 Wearable Infant Blankets Performance Requirements Task Group

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    MEETING CANCELED: Khalisa Phillips, ESHF, and other staff within the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction (EXHR), will participate in a Webex meeting with the ASTM F15.19 Wearable Infant Blankets Performance Requirements Task Group on 04/03/2024 from 1:00-2:00pm ET. The group is continuing to address negatives received for performance requirements in the balloted standard, particularly Table X neck opening dimensions. At the meeting, several members plan to present draft recommendations for neck opening dimensions by age group to review and determine whether the submarining hazard with wearable blankets has been adequately addressed. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Khalisa Phillips, kphillips@cpsc.gov or (301)987-2592. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 3/7/2024.

  • Commissioner Boyle will meet with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

    1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Commissioner Boyle and staff will hold a meeting with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) on Wednesday, April 3rd from 1:00pm to 1:30pm, at AHAM’s request. The proposed agenda includes discussion of product safety issues important to the home appliance industry. The attendees for this meeting will be Kelly Mariotti, President & CEO, AHAM, Jennifer Cleary, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Randy Cooper, Vice President, Technical Operations & Standards, Meredith Birkhead, Regulatory Affairs Manager, and Chuck Samuels, General Counsel. The meeting will be held in a hybrid format, in-person at Bethesda Towers and via Webex meeting. For more information, please contact Jacob Murray at jsmurray@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 3/22/2024. Posted in the Public Calendar 3/26/2024.

  • Scott Ayers Attending International Code Council (ICC) Ad-Hoc Energy Storage Committee Meeting - Micromobility Systems

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Scott Ayers of the Directorate for Engineering Sciences will participate in a virtual meeting with the ICC Ad-Hoc Battery and Energy Storage Committee on April 3, 2024 from 1pm to 2pm ET. The ad-hoc committee is looking at opportunities to develop new building code requirements to address batteries and energy storage systems. This meeting is a working group specifically studying building code issues related to micromobility system. The meeting was organized by ICC. 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 3/26/2024.

  • Austin Schlick meeting with ASTM’s Technical Committee Operations Division

    2:45 pm to 3:30 pm

    Austin Shlick and staff will hold a meeting with ASTM’s Technical Committee Operations Division on Wednesday, April 3rd from 2:45pm to 3:30pm, at ASTM’s request. The proposed agenda includes the update on ASTM activities in the voluntary standards world. The attendees for this meeting will be Molly Lynyak, Manager, ASTM, Kevin Shanahan, Director, ASTM, Dan Smith, VP, ASTM. The meeting will be held in person at Bethesda Towers. For more information, please contact Jacob Murray at jsmurray@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 3/29/2024.

  • Frederick deGrano and other staff will participate in a teleconference with the ASTM Play Yard & Non-Full-Size Crib Suffocation Hazard Pictogram Task Group

    10:00 am to 11:00 am

    Frederick deGrano, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff, will be participating in a teleconference with the ASTM Play Yard & Non-Full-Size Crib Suffocation Hazard Pictogram Task Group to continue discussing the use of pictograms to convey the suffocation hazards associated with play yards and NFS cribs. The teleconference is scheduled for Thursday, April 4, 2024, from 10:00 AM through 11:00 AM ET. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Frederick deGrano at fdegrano@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 3/20/2024.

  • Arthur Lee will be chairing a working group for portable electric heaters

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Arthur Lee will be chairing a working group for portable electric heaters. The working group is to evaluate possible improvements in the UL standards for portable heaters. The meeting will discuss the draft proposal to UL 817 Safety Cord Sets and Power-Supply Cords. The virtual meeting is on April 4, 2024, 2 pm to 3 pm (America/New York). For additional information, contact Arthur Lee at alee@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 3/15/2024.

  • Scott Ayers Attending International Code Council (ICC) Ad-Hoc Energy Storage Committee Meeting

    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Scott Ayers of the Directorate for Engineering Sciences will participate in a virtual meeting with the ICC Ad-Hoc Battery and Energy Storage Committee on April 4, 2024 from 2pm to 3:30pm ET. The ad-hoc committee is looking at opportunities to develop new building code requirements to address batteries and energy storage systems. This meeting will discuss progress of each of the working groups. The meeting was organized by ICC. 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 3/26/2024.

  • 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 Apr 4, 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 Standing Tower and Step Stool Performance 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 Subcommittee on Children’s Step Stools and Standing Towers. The Subcommittee plans to meet on the first Thursday of each month, 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 posed in the Public Calendar 3/13/2024.

  • Commissioner Feldman Will Participate in a Panel Discussion on Artificial Intelligence

    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Commissioner Feldman will participate in a panel discussion hosted by the St. Albans School Alumni Association: Artificial Intelligence: Scientia, Tutela, Ambiguitas? For additional information please contact John Mitchell at jmitchell@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 3/20/2024.

  • Kristen Talcott and other CPSC staff will be participating in a meeting with the ASTM F15.42 Furniture Subcommittee Static/Dynamic Task Group

    10:00 am to 11:00 am

    Kristen Talcott of Engineering Sciences and other staff will be participating in a virtual meeting with the ASTM F15.42 Furniture Subcommittee Static/Dynamic Task Group for the ASTM F3096 tip restraints for clothing storage units on April 5, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (ET). This is a meeting to discuss potential revisions to the performance requirements and test methods for furniture anti-tip devices. 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 3/18/2024.

  • Joanna Matheson Participating in ISO TC/229 Working Group meetings Regarding Updates on Nanotechnology Work

    7:00 am to 3:00 pm

    Joanna Matheson, Directorate for Health Sciences, and other staff will participate in the ISO TC/229 (Nanotechnologies) working group meetings via teleconference. Working Group 3 (Health, Safety and Environmental Aspects of Nanotechologies) and Working Group 5 (Products and Applications) will meet daily from April 8, 2024 to April 12, 2024. This is a hybrid meeting, with international delegates meeting at the SENAI Mario Amato in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The working groups’ meetings will focus on updates to high priority projects, that is, work items that are near publication as well as new project proposals. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Joanna Matheson at jmatheson@cpsc.gov, (301) 987-2564. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 2/22/2024.

  • Joanna Matheson Participating in ISO TC/229 Working Group meetings Regarding Updates on Nanotechnology Work

    7:00 am to 3:00 pm

    Joanna Matheson, Directorate for Health Sciences, and other staff will participate in the ISO TC/229 (Nanotechnologies) working group meetings via teleconference. Working Group 3 (Health, Safety and Environmental Aspects of Nanotechologies) and Working Group 5 (Products and Applications) will meet daily from April 8, 2024 to April 12, 2024. This is a hybrid meeting, with international delegates meeting at the SENAI Mario Amato in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The working groups’ meetings will focus on updates to high priority projects, that is, work items that are near publication as well as new project proposals. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Joanna Matheson at jmatheson@cpsc.gov, (301) 987-2564. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 2/22/2024.

  • Charles Bevington and other CPSC staff will participate in ASTM D22.05 Indoor Air Subcommittee

    8:30 am to 3:45 pm

    Charles Bevington and other CPSC staff will participate in ASTM D22.05 Indoor Air Subcommittee meeting on April 9th from 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM EST. This is a hybrid in-person and virtual meeting. The meeting will be held at the Downtown Marriott in Philadelphia, PA and the virtual links are available after registration. The meeting which will cover the status of ongoing work-items, revised standards, and new standards that are under development. The meeting will also cover planning for future subcommittee activities such as workshops. The meeting was requested by ASTM. Contact Charles Bevington for meeting information at cbevington@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 4/3/2024.

  • Commissioner Boyle will meet with the Household & Commercial Products Association

    1:30 pm to 2:00 pm

    Commissioner Boyle and staff will hold a meeting with the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) on Tuesday, April 9th from 1:30pm to 2:00pm, at HCPA’s request. The proposed agenda includes discussion of a recent petition to label flooring slip resistance. The attendees for this meeting will be Steve Bennett, Executive Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, HCPA, Carrie Brown, Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs, HCPA, Nicholas Georges, Senior Vice President, Scientific & International Affairs, HCPA, Rebecca Kaufold, Manager of Government Affairs & Sustainability, Spartan Chemical Supply Company Inc., and Dan Pfister, Director of Research and Development, Hillyard, Inc. The meeting will be held virtually via Webex. For more information, please contact Jacob Murray at jsmurray@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/2/2024.

  • Shelby Mathis & Colby Foster Participating in CONECT Conference in Newport, RI – Tuesday, 4/9/24

    2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

    EXIS SCI Shelby Mathis and CI Colby Foster will be participating in the Government Agency Trade Day and Roundtables at the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT) Conference on Tuesday, 4/9/24 from 2 - 3:45pm Eastern. The meeting will take place at the Newport Marriott located at 25 America's Cup Avenue, Newport, RI 02840. Please visit https://www.conect.org/event/TT2024 for additional information or to register to attend. Posted to the public calendar on 3/25/2024.

  • The CPSC’s Consumer Ombudsman will be participating in ANSI’s webinar on consumer participation in standards

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    The CPSC’s Consumer Ombudsman, Jonathan Midgett, PhD, Office of the Executive Director, will participate in ANSI’s virtual meeting for consumers who are interested in participating in the development of voluntary consensus standards on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 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 ANSI and is an open meeting. Registration: https://www.ansi.org/events/standards-events/04-9-24-consumer-safety-webinar. 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 3/28/2024.

  • ASTM F15.19 Methods for Measuring Re-Breathing Task Group Meeting, Tuesday, April 9, 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, April 9, 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. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 3/27/2024.

  • Chair Hoehn-Saric and his staff will participate in a meeting with representatives from Alibaba.

    4:00 am to 4:30 am

    Chair Hoehn-Saric and his staff will participate in a meeting with representatives from Alibaba to discuss product safety. Participants from Alibaba include Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba International Digital Commerce Group, Fan Jiang. The meeting will take place at Alibaba Headquarters in China at 4:00 PM China Standard Time. Part of the meeting will close for discussion of confidential information related to their business practices. For additional information contact Annie Campbell at ACampbell@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/5/2024.

  • Joanna Matheson Participating in ISO TC/229 Working Group meetings Regarding Updates on Nanotechnology Work

    7:00 am to 3:00 pm

    Joanna Matheson, Directorate for Health Sciences, and other staff will participate in the ISO TC/229 (Nanotechnologies) working group meetings via teleconference. Working Group 3 (Health, Safety and Environmental Aspects of Nanotechologies) and Working Group 5 (Products and Applications) will meet daily from April 8, 2024 to April 12, 2024. This is a hybrid meeting, with international delegates meeting at the SENAI Mario Amato in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The working groups’ meetings will focus on updates to high priority projects, that is, work items that are near publication as well as new project proposals. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Joanna Matheson at jmatheson@cpsc.gov, (301) 987-2564. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 2/22/2024.

  • Scott Ayers Participating in International Code Committee (ICC) Hearing on the International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)

    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Scott Ayers of the Directorate for Engineering Sciences will participate as part of the IFGC Committee during the ICC I-codes hearing in Orlando, FL. The IFGC Committee is hearing testimony on proposals for changes in the 2027 edition of the IFGC. The meeting was organized by the ICC. For more information on this hearing and how to attend, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/2/2024.

  • ASTM F02 Primary Barrier Packaging Committee meetings, April 10, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and April 11, 2023, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Mark Eilbert, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, Division of Mechanical Engineering, and other CPSC staff will be participating via virtual meetings of ASTM F02 Primary Barrier Packaging Subcommittees, including Rigid Container Closure Systems, Package Design and Development, and Mechanical Dispensers on April 10, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and April 11, 2024, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET. The meetings are held biannually and organized by ASTM. 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. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 3/27/2024.

  • Priscilla Verdino and Matthew Roemer are Participating in a virtual meeting with ASTM D20.70 Analytical Methods Subcommittee

    9:00 am to 11:30 am

    Priscilla Verdino and Matthew Roemer of Laboratory Sciences will be participating in a virtual meeting with the ASTM D20.70 Analytical Methods Subcommittee. The meeting will have an update to the phthalate round robin that was conducted to determine the Precision and Bias statement for an ASTM test method for low level phthalates. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 9:00 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 3/11/2024.

  • Meeting with: ASTM F08.27 subcommittee on hydrogel launchers 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 4/10/2024 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 3/20/2024.

  • MEETING CANCELED: Khalisa Phillips and other CPSC will participate in a Webex meeting with the ASTM F15.19 Wearable Infant Blankets Subcommittee

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    MEETING CANCELED: Khalisa Phillips, ESHF, and other staff within the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction (EXHR), will participate in a Webex meeting with the ASTM F15.19 Wearable Infant Blankets Subcommittee on 04/10/2024 from 1pm to 2pm ET. The meeting will continue addressing negatives and working towards a revised standard for ballot. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Khalisa Phillips, kphillips@cpsc.gov or (301)987-2592. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 1/17/2024.

  • Commissioners Feldman and Dziak Holding a Teleconference with the Household and Commercial Products Association (HCPA)

    2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    Commissioners Feldman and Dziak will hold a teleconference with representatives of HCPA to discuss the Petition Requesting Rulemaking to Mandate Testing and Labeling of the Slip Resistance of Flooring, Floor Coatings, Treatments, Cleaning Agents, and Footwear. Participants will include Steve Bennett (Executive Vice President, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, HCPA), Carrie Brown (Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs, HCPA), Nicholas Georges (Senior Vice President, Scientific and International Affairs, HCPA), Rebecca Kaufold (Manager of Government Affairs and Sustainability, HCPA), and Dan Pfister (Director of Research and Development, HCPA). Nicholas Georges 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 4/3/2024.

  • Joanna Matheson Participating in ISO TC/229 Working Group meetings Regarding Updates on Nanotechnology Work

    7:00 am to 3:00 pm

    Joanna Matheson, Directorate for Health Sciences, and other staff will participate in the ISO TC/229 (Nanotechnologies) working group meetings via teleconference. Working Group 3 (Health, Safety and Environmental Aspects of Nanotechologies) and Working Group 5 (Products and Applications) will meet daily from April 8, 2024 to April 12, 2024. This is a hybrid meeting, with international delegates meeting at the SENAI Mario Amato in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The working groups’ meetings will focus on updates to high priority projects, that is, work items that are near publication as well as new project proposals. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Joanna Matheson at jmatheson@cpsc.gov, (301) 987-2564. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 2/22/2024.

  • ASTM F02 Primary Barrier Packaging Committee meetings, April 10, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and April 11, 2023, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

    8:30 am to 11:30 am

    Mark Eilbert, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, Division of Mechanical Engineering, and other CPSC staff will be participating via virtual meetings of ASTM F02 Primary Barrier Packaging Subcommittees, including Rigid Container Closure Systems, Package Design and Development, and Mechanical Dispensers on April 10, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and April 11, 2024, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET. The meetings are held biannually and organized by ASTM. 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. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 3/27/2024.

  • CPSC staff Richard O’Brien, Sylvia Chen, Steve Williams Speaking in Hangzhou, China, 9:00am and 2:30pm, April 11, 2024.

    9:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Richard O’Brien, Sylvia Chen, and Steve Williams, Office of International Programs, will speak at two events in Hangzhou, China on April 11, 2024. The first will be as panelists covering CPSC general product safety requirements at a Roundtable with stakeholders organized by China Customs, 9:00am, the Dragon Hotel, 120 Shuguang Road, Hangzhou. Participation was requested by China Customs. At the second event, they will at a training seminar covering general product safety requirements for Alibaba sellers who ship to the United States, 2:30pm at Alibaba facilities in Hangzhou (location to be confirmed). Participation was requested by Alibaba. The Alibaba training will be live streamed. For information about either event, contact Richard O’Brien at robrien@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 3/26/2024.

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

    11:00 am to 12:00 am

    Scott Ayers of the Directorate for Engineering Sciences will participate in a series of virtual meeting with an ASTM F15.02 task group on rechargeable consumer lighters on the second Thursday of the month; 11am-12pm. The task group is expected to discuss requirements for rechargeable lighters, including battery-powered 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 1/30/2024.

  • Tim Smith, Division of Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a virtual, Webex meeting of the ASTM F15.16 Infant Feeding Supports Performance Requirements task group

    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Tim Smith, Division of Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a virtual, Webex meeting of the ASTM F15.16 Infant Feeding Supports Performance Requirements task group on 4/11/2024 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM ET. This meeting was requested by ASTM to discuss performance requirements for the draft voluntary standard for infant feeding supports. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Tim Smith at tsmith@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar 3/27/2024.

  • Joanna Matheson Participating in ISO TC/229 Working Group meetings Regarding Updates on Nanotechnology Work

    7:00 am to 3:00 pm

    Joanna Matheson, Directorate for Health Sciences, and other staff will participate in the ISO TC/229 (Nanotechnologies) working group meetings via teleconference. Working Group 3 (Health, Safety and Environmental Aspects of Nanotechologies) and Working Group 5 (Products and Applications) will meet daily from April 8, 2024 to April 12, 2024. This is a hybrid meeting, with international delegates meeting at the SENAI Mario Amato in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The working groups’ meetings will focus on updates to high priority projects, that is, work items that are near publication as well as new project proposals. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Joanna Matheson at jmatheson@cpsc.gov, (301) 987-2564. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 2/22/2024.

  • MEETING CANCELED: L. Carter Bosse and other CPSC staff will participate in an ASTM F15.81 subcommittee meeting for PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in consumer products

    11:00 am to 1:00 pm

    MEETING CANCELED: 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 Friday, April 12, 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). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 3/22/2024.

  • 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. Posted to the public calendar on 4/1/2024.

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

    1:00 pm to 2:00 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 April 12th, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET. This is a meeting to continue discussing recent Subcommittee discussions on artificial intelligence/machine learning and to review a recent ballot rationale for updated definitions, glossary 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 4/4/2024.

  • Austin Schlick will meet with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

    12:30 pm to 1:00 pm

    Austin Shlick and staff will hold a meeting with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) on Monday, April 15th from 12:30pm to 1:00pm, at AHAM’s request. The proposed agenda includes the discussion of recent AHAM activity related to product safety. The attendees for this meeting will be Kelly Mariotti, President & CEO, AHAM, Jennifer Cleary, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Randy Cooper, Vice President, Technical Operations & Standards, Meredith Birkhead, Regulatory Affairs Manager, and Chuck Samuels, General Counsel. The meeting will be held virtually via Webex. For more information, please contact Jacob Murray at jsmurray@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 3/26/2024.

  • Tim Smith, Division of Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a virtual, Webex meeting of the ASTM F15.16 Infant Feeding Supports Warnings

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Tim Smith, Division of Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a virtual, Webex meeting of the ASTM F15.16 Infant Feeding Supports Warnings task group on 4/15/2024 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET. This meeting was requested by ASTM to discuss the warning requirements of the draft voluntary standard for infant feeding supports. For additional information, including the meeting call-in information, contact Tim Smith at tsmith@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 3/27/2024.

  • Office of Import Surveillance Addresses NCBFAA

    9:00 am to 10:30 am

    CPSC Office of Import Surveillance Deputy Director Sabrina Keller will speak on a panel alongside other partner government agencies at the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America’s 51st Annual Conference, held at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach. She will provide updates on CPSC’s import program and eFiling pilot, described in detail at cpsc.gov/imports and cpsc.gov/eFiling. For more information on the conference, visit 2024 NCBFAA Annual Conference. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 3/11/2024.

  • Andrew Trotta will attend a meeting of the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) Board of Directors

    12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Andrew Trotta, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, attending a meeting of the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) Board of Directors; 12:00pm to 3:00 pm; ESFI Headquarters – Legrand Conference Room, Arlington, VA. This is the spring meeting of the Board to discuss the status and plans for work and finances of the Foundation. For additional information, please contact Andrew Trotta at atrotta@cpsc.gov or (301) 987-2057. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/9/2024.

  • Andrew Trotta participating in the third 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 third 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 4/9/2024.

  • Closed Commission Meeting

    10:00 am to 11:00 am

    Subject of Closed Meeting: Briefing Matter.Date of Closed Meeting: April 17, 2024; 10:00 am Record of Commission Vote: On April 10, 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)).

  • Meeting with ASTM F08.27 subcommittee on hydrogel launchers 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 4/17/2024 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 4/10/2024.

  • Treye Thomas and other CPSC staff will be participating in a task group meeting 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 task group meeting 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) Task Group (TG) 4. 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 will be held on Wednesday, April 17 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET. The meeting was requested by UL. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Treye Thomas at tthomas@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 4/3/2024.

  • MEETING CANCELED: Khalisa Phillips and other CPSC staff will participate in a Webex meeting with the ASTM F15.19 Wearable Infant Blankets Warnings Task Group

    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    MEETING CANCELED: Khalisa Phillips, ESHF, and other staff within the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction (EXHR), will participate in a Webex meeting with the ASTM F15.19 Wearable Infant Blankets Warnings Task Group on 04/17/2024 from 3:00-4:30pm ET. The group is continuing to address negatives received for labels, instructions, and warnings in the balloted standard. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Khalisa Phillips, kphillips@cpsc.gov or (301)987-2592. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 3/29/2024.

  • 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 Static/Dynamic Task Group

    10:00 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 Static/Dynamic Task Group for the ASTM F3096 tip restraints for clothing storage units on April 18, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CT) in Naperville, IL. This is a meeting to discuss potential revisions to the performance requirements and test methods for furniture anti-tip devices. 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 4/2/2024.

  • CPSC staff Pam Springs, Melissa Rivera Pabon, and Richard O’Brien, speaking at the Organization of American States (OAS) Workshop and Dialogue on Consumer Protection, April 18-19, 2024.

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    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.

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

    2:00 pm to 3:00 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 April 18, 2024, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 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 4/9/2024.

  • 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 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.

  • Chair Hoehn-Saric and his staff will participate in a meeting with Mayra Thomas-Romero and Mike Leshner.

    3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    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.

  • Meeting for ASTM task group under ASTM subcommittee D.22.05 Indoor air to discuss WK80812

    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    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.

  • Kristen Talcott and other CPSC staff will participate in a virtual meeting with the ASTM F15.17 Strollers Subcommittee

    10:00 am to 11:00 am

    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.

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

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    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.

  • CPSC staff Pam Springs, Melissa Rivera Pabon, and Richard O’Brien, speaking at the Organization of American States (OAS) Workshop and Dialogue on Consumer Protection, April 18-19, 2024.

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    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.

  • 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)

    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    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.

  • Arthur Lee is chairing a UL working group (WG) meeting for electric fans (UL 507)

    9:00 am to 10:00 am

    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.

  • Scott Ayers Participating in Virtual ASTM F15.45 Task Group Meeting on Candle Safety

    9:30 am to 12:30 am

    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.

  • Rebekah Kempske and other CPSC staff will participate in a virtual meeting with the ASTM F15.42 Foldaway Beds Data Analysis Task Group

    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    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.

  • Khalisa Phillips and other CPSC 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 04/23/2024 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. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 3/22/2024.

  • Susan Bathalon will participate in a virtual meeting with Water Safety USA

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Susan Bathalon will be participating in a virtual meeting with Water Safety USA. The meeting is scheduled on April 23, 2024 from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM EST. The meeting will discuss water safety issues and drowning prevention initiatives. For additional information, please contact Susan Bathalon, SBathalon@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/15/2024.

  • Frederick deGrano and other CPSC staff will participate in a teleconference with the ASTM F15.21 Infant Handheld Carriers Subcommittee

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Frederick deGrano, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other staff, will be participating in a teleconference with the ASTM F15.21 Infant Handheld Carriers Subcommittee to discuss potential firmness requirements for handheld infant carriers. The teleconference is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2024, from 11:00 AM through 12:00 PM ET. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Frederick deGrano at fdegrano@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 3/25/2024. Posted in the Public Calendar 3/25/2024.

  • Suad Wanna-Nakamura, Ph.D. and other CPSC staff will participate in a meeting with the ASTM F15.74 Weighted Blankets Subcommittee Working group

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Suad Wanna-Nakamura, Ph.D., Directorate for Health Sciences, and other staff, will be participating in a virtual WebEx meeting with the ASTM F15.74 Weighted Blankets Subcommittee Working group on 4/24/2024 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM ET, to discuss ballot results. This meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Suad Wanna-Nakamura at (SNakamura@cpsc.gov). Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 3/29/2024.

  • Doug Lee and other CPSC 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, April 24, 2024, 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm ET, by teleconference. For additional information contact Doug Lee, (301)987-2073; e-mail: dlee@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary and posted in the Public Calendar 4/15/2024.

  • Chair Hoehn-Saric and his staff will participate in a meeting with National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI).

    3:45 pm to 4:15 pm

    Chair Hoehn-Saric and his staff will participate in a meeting with representatives from National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) to discuss their petition requesting rulemaking to mandate testing and labeling regarding slip resistance of flooring, floor coatings and treatments, floor cleaning agents, and footwear. Participants include: Russell Kendzior, Chair and President of the NFSI; Howard Harris, Orthopedic Surgeon with Texas Orthopedic Specialists, LLC and Treasurer of the NFSI; Edwin Foulke, Attorney at Law with Fisher & Phillips LLP and Board Member of the NFSI; Thad Whittier, AVP, Casualty Loss Control, Risk Management Group with AWAC Services Company and Board Member of the NFSI. The meeting was requested by Laura Cooper, Deputy Director for NFSI. For additional information contact Annie Campbell at ACampbell@cpsc.gov. Posted to the public calendar on 4/3/2024.

  • Arthur Lee is chairing a UL working group (WG) meeting for electric fans (UL 507)

    9:00 am to 10:00 am

    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 29, 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.

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