Scott Ayers Attending the ASTM F15.10 Teleconference on Flame Mitigations Devices on Gasoline Containers

Jan
11
2018
Scott Ayers Attending the ASTM F15.10 Teleconference on Flame Mitigations Devices on Gasoline Containers
10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
1/11/18 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Rockville, MD
Topic: Fire
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2018-01-11 10:00:00 2018-01-11 12:00:00 America/New_York Scott Ayers Attending the ASTM F15.10 Teleconference on Flame Mitigations Devices on Gasoline Containers

Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the ASTM F15.10 teleconference on flame mitigation devices on gasoline containers from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/21/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/27/17.  (S)

 

Rockville, MD

Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the ASTM F15.10 teleconference on flame mitigation devices on gasoline containers from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/21/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/27/17.  (S)

 

Scott Ayers Attending the ASTM F15.10 Teleconference on F852 Gasoline Container Standard

Jan
04
2018
Scott Ayers Attending the ASTM F15.10 Teleconference on F852 Gasoline Container Standard
10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
1/4/18 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Rockville, MD
Topic: Fire
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2018-01-04 10:00:00 2018-01-04 12:00:00 America/New_York Scott Ayers Attending the ASTM F15.10 Teleconference on F852 Gasoline Container Standard

Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the ASTM F15.10 teleconference on F852, the gasoline container standard from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/21/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/21/17.  (S)

 

Rockville, MD

Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the ASTM F15.10 teleconference on F852, the gasoline container standard from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/21/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/21/17.  (S)

 

Kevin Lee Participating in ASTM F15 Phone Conference Meeting on Child Cabinet and Appliance Locks

Jan
04
2018
Kevin Lee Participating in ASTM F15 Phone Conference Meeting on Child Cabinet and Appliance Locks
10:00 am to 11:00 am EST
1/4/18 10:00 am to 11:00 am EST
Rockville, MD
Topic: Baby/Toddler
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2018-01-04 10:00:00 2018-01-04 11:00:00 America/New_York Kevin Lee Participating in ASTM F15 Phone Conference Meeting on Child Cabinet and Appliance Locks

Kevin Lee, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be participating in ASTM F15 meeting to develop performance requirements for child cabinet and appliance locks over a phone conference; 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4490. Attendee access code: 487 323 71.  For additional information contact Kevin Lee klee@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/21/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/27/17.  (S)

Rockville, MD

Kevin Lee, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will be participating in ASTM F15 meeting to develop performance requirements for child cabinet and appliance locks over a phone conference; 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4490. Attendee access code: 487 323 71.  For additional information contact Kevin Lee klee@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/21/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/27/17.  (S)

Celestine Kish and Other CPSC Staff Participating in a Conference Call with the ASTM F15 Task Group for Bath Seats

Jan
09
2018
Celestine Kish and Other CPSC Staff Participating in a Conference Call with the ASTM F15 Task Group for Bath Seats
11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
1/9/18 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Rockville, MD
Topic: Baby/Toddler
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2018-01-09 11:00:00 2018-01-09 12:00:00 America/New_York Celestine Kish and Other CPSC Staff Participating in a Conference Call with the ASTM F15 Task Group for Bath Seats

Celestine Kish, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call with the ASTM F15 task group for bath seats to discuss updating figures in the standard and soap solution reference; 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This conference call was requested by ASTM. For additional information contact Celestine Kish at ckish@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/21/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/27/17.  (S)

Rockville, MD

Celestine Kish, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call with the ASTM F15 task group for bath seats to discuss updating figures in the standard and soap solution reference; 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This conference call was requested by ASTM. For additional information contact Celestine Kish at ckish@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/21/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/27/17.  (S)

Tim Smith and Other CPSC Staff Participating in a Conference Call of the ASTM Infant Bedding Firmness Task Group

Jan
09
2018
Tim Smith and Other CPSC Staff Participating in a Conference Call of the ASTM Infant Bedding Firmness Task Group
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
1/9/18 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Rockville, MD
Topic: Baby/Toddler
Category:
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2018-01-09 15:00:00 2018-01-09 16:00:00 America/New_York Tim Smith and Other CPSC Staff Participating in a Conference Call of the ASTM Infant Bedding Firmness Task Group

Tim Smith, Directorate for Engineering Sciences/Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call of the ASTM Infant Bedding Firmness Task Group; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, please contact Tim Smith, tsmith@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/20/17.  Posted in the Public 12/20/17.  (S)

Rockville, MD

Tim Smith, Directorate for Engineering Sciences/Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call of the ASTM Infant Bedding Firmness Task Group; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST. The meeting was requested by ASTM. For additional information, please contact Tim Smith, tsmith@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/20/17.  Posted in the Public 12/20/17.  (S)

Scott Ayers Attending the UL/AHRI/IEC Working Group Meeting on Flammable Refrigerants

Apr
2018
11
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Apr
2018
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Scott Ayers Attending the UL/AHRI/IEC Working Group Meeting on Flammable Refrigerants
1:00 pm to 12:00 pm EDT
4/11/18 1:00 pm to 4/13/18 12:00 pm EDT
Washington, DC
Topic: Fire
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2018-04-11 13:00:00 2018-04-13 12:00:00 America/New_York Scott Ayers Attending the UL/AHRI/IEC Working Group Meeting on Flammable Refrigerants

Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the UL/AHRI/IEC Working Group 10 meeting on flammable refrigerants on Wednesday April 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT; Thursday April 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT, and Friday April 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT in Washington, DC.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/19/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/20/17.  (S)

Washington, DC

Scott Ayers, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, will attend the UL/AHRI/IEC Working Group 10 meeting on flammable refrigerants on Wednesday April 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT; Thursday April 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT, and Friday April 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT in Washington, DC.  For more information on this meeting, please contact Scott Ayers (sayers@cpsc.gov).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 12/19/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 12/20/17.  (S)

Release date: December 20, 2017
Release number: 18-068

Release Details

   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a new federal standard intended to improve the safety of children’s folding chairs and stools.

The new federal safety standard incorporates the most recent voluntary standard developed by ASTM International (ASTM F2613-17a, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Children’s Chairs and Stools), but limits the scope of the CPSC standard to children’s folding chairs and stools. The mandatory standard contains several requirements for children’s folding chairs and stools, including:

  1. latching and locking mechanism or adequate hinge-line clearance requirements,
  2. rearwards and sideways stability testing, and
  3. warning labels.

Between January 2003 and August 2017, CPSC received a total of 153 reports of incidents, including 105 injuries, related to children’s folding chairs and stools.

The most frequent injuries associated with children’s folding chairs and stools include pinching, finger injuries and tip-overs due to instability.

The effective date for the new mandatory children’s folding chairs and stools standard is six months after the final rule is published in the Federal Register.

The Commission is required by the Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), to issue consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. In the past 7 years, the Commission has approved new federal safety standards for durable infant or toddler products, including full-size cribs, non-full-size cribs, play yards, baby walkers, baby bath seats, children’s portable bed rails, strollers, toddler beds, infant swings, handheld infant carriers, soft infant carriers, framed infant carriers, bassinets, cradles, portable hook-on chairs and infant sling carriers.

The Commission voted unanimously (4-0) to approve the standard on December 8, 2017.

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