Commissioner Robinson and Staff Meeting with Representatives from Palantir Technologies

Oct
20
2016
Commissioner Robinson and Staff Meeting with Representatives from Palantir Technologies
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm EDT
10/20/16 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm EDT
Bethesda, MD
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2016-10-20 13:30:00 2016-10-20 14:30:00 America/New_York Commissioner Robinson and Staff Meeting with Representatives from Palantir Technologies

Commissioner Marietta Robinson, Heather Bramble, Chief Counsel, Dottie Yahr, Policy Advisor, meeting with representatives from Palantir Technologies:  Julie Bush, Palantir Technologies and Paul Ryan, as part of an introductory meeting and to learn about Palantir’s data integration software; 1:30 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 723.  The meeting was requested by Julie Bush.  For additional information contact Dottie Yahr, (301) 504-7198.

Bethesda, MD

Commissioner Marietta Robinson, Heather Bramble, Chief Counsel, Dottie Yahr, Policy Advisor, meeting with representatives from Palantir Technologies:  Julie Bush, Palantir Technologies and Paul Ryan, as part of an introductory meeting and to learn about Palantir’s data integration software; 1:30 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 723.  The meeting was requested by Julie Bush.  For additional information contact Dottie Yahr, (301) 504-7198.

Patricia Edwards and Other CPSC Staff Attending the ASTM International and ICPHSO Joint Workshop

Oct
13
2016
Patricia Edwards and Other CPSC Staff Attending the ASTM International and ICPHSO Joint Workshop
8:30 am to 5:00 pm EDT
10/13/16 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EDT
Washington, DC
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2016-10-13 08:30:00 2016-10-13 17:00:00 America/New_York Patricia Edwards and Other CPSC Staff Attending the ASTM International and ICPHSO Joint Workshop

Patricia Edwards, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, and other staff will be attending the ASTM International and ICPHSO Joint Workshop where panelist will review data from information and education campaigns that cover various consumer products. The workshop will be head at the offices of Covington & Burling, 850 10th Street, NW Washington DC. The workshop will run from 8:30 am to 5:00pm. For more information contact Dan Bergels, of ASTM at 1.610.832.9602 or dbergels@astm.org. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/21/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/21/16.

Washington, DC

Patricia Edwards, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, and other staff will be attending the ASTM International and ICPHSO Joint Workshop where panelist will review data from information and education campaigns that cover various consumer products. The workshop will be head at the offices of Covington & Burling, 850 10th Street, NW Washington DC. The workshop will run from 8:30 am to 5:00pm. For more information contact Dan Bergels, of ASTM at 1.610.832.9602 or dbergels@astm.org. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 9/21/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 9/21/16.

Commissioner Robert Adler and Staff meeting with Innercell Representatives

Oct
14
2016
Commissioner Robert Adler and Staff meeting with Innercell Representatives
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
10/14/16 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Bethesda, MD
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2016-10-14 14:00:00 2016-10-14 15:00:00 America/New_York Commissioner Robert Adler and Staff meeting with Innercell Representatives

Commissioner Robert Adler and staff meeting with Innercell representatives and David Schmeltzer to introduce the firm’s representatives, Dan Jordan, President and Tammy Monteleone, Project Manager.  And to demonstrate Innercell’s technology designed to help reduce injuries from consumer products and to assist with the improvement of recall effectiveness; 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 714.  The meeting was requested by Mr. Schmeltzer, Consumer Product Safety Consultant.  For additional information contact Maureen Kentoff, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 10/3/16.  Posted in the Public calendar 10/3/16.

Bethesda, MD

Commissioner Robert Adler and staff meeting with Innercell representatives and David Schmeltzer to introduce the firm’s representatives, Dan Jordan, President and Tammy Monteleone, Project Manager.  And to demonstrate Innercell’s technology designed to help reduce injuries from consumer products and to assist with the improvement of recall effectiveness; 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, room 714.  The meeting was requested by Mr. Schmeltzer, Consumer Product Safety Consultant.  For additional information contact Maureen Kentoff, (301) 504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 10/3/16.  Posted in the Public calendar 10/3/16.

Commissioner Buerkle and Staff to Meet with Kohler

Oct
04
2016
Commissioner Buerkle and Staff to Meet with Kohler
10:30 am to 11:30 am EDT
10/4/16 10:30 am to 11:30 am EDT
Bethesda, MD
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2016-10-04 10:30:00 2016-10-04 11:30:00 America/New_York Commissioner Buerkle and Staff to Meet with Kohler

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and members of her staff are meeting with representatives of Kohler, including Cameron Litt – Marketing Manager & Eric Pekrul – Principle Product Engineer. The meeting will be partially closed. It will be open during the first section of the meeting during the discussion of Kohler’s history. The rest of the meeting will be closed due to proprietary information.  10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by Cameron Litt.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 10/3/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 10/4/16.

Bethesda, MD

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle and members of her staff are meeting with representatives of Kohler, including Cameron Litt – Marketing Manager & Eric Pekrul – Principle Product Engineer. The meeting will be partially closed. It will be open during the first section of the meeting during the discussion of Kohler’s history. The rest of the meeting will be closed due to proprietary information.  10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Bethesda Towers, room 720.  The meeting was requested by Cameron Litt.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello, (301) 504-7237.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 10/3/16.  Posted in the Public Calendar 10/4/16.

Name of product:
buoyancy compensators
Hazard:

The inflation button of the powerline inflator can remain depressed and cause the buoyancy compensators to continue inflating, resulting in an uncontrolled ascent. This poses injury and drowning hazards to the diver.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall date:
October 6, 2016
Units:
About 53,000
Consumer Contact:

Aqua Lung toll-free at 844-812-7690 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or www.aqualung.com and click on “Recall Notice” for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Aqua Lung Powerline inflators installed on Aqua Lung and Apeks Black Ice buoyancy compensators. Buoyancy compensators equipped with Powerline inflators are used by scuba divers to establish buoyancy in the water. The black Powerline inflators measure about 20 inches long and 3.5 inches wide. Recalled Powerline inflators have a date code beginning with “H” printed on the inflator body.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Powerline inflators and contact Aqua Lung to receive a free repair, which consists of the replacement of the inflation button by an authorized Aqua Lung dealer.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 60 reports of the Powerline inflators continuing to inflate. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

Sports Chalet and authorized Aqua Lung stores nationwide from January 2015 through September 2016. The Powerline inflators were sold separately for about $30 and with Aqua Lung and Apeks buoyancy compensators for between $370 and $700.

Importer(s):

Aqua Lung America, of Vista, Calif.

Manufactured In:
China and Mexico
Recall number:
17-005

Commission Meeting Minutes: Decisional Matter on a Proposed Rule for Amendments to Regulate Certificates of Compliance

May 01, 2013
Chairman Inez M. Tenenbaum convened the May 1, 2013, 10:00 a.m., meeting of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in open session. Commissioners Nancy A. Nordand Robert S. Adler were in attendance. Chairman Tenenbaum made welcoming remarks andsummarized the matter.

Draft Commission Meeting Minutes: Voluntary Remedial Actions and Guidelines for Voluntary Recall Notices

November 13, 2013
Chairman Inez M. Tenenbaum convened the Nov. 13, 2013, 10:00 a.m., meeting of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in open session. Commissioners Robert S. Adler, Marietta S. Robinson and Ann Marie Buerkle were in attendance.  Chairman Tenenbaum made welcoming remarks and summarized the matter.