Thursday, April 5, 2018

CPSC Hosting a Joint Technical Meeting on Upholstered Furniture Topics

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff is hosting a 1-day joint technical meeting on Upholstered Furniture Flammability topics. The purpose of the meeting is to bring stakeholders together for an open discussion of current topics related to residential upholstered furniture flammability, including upholstered furniture flammability hazard data, state of the art technology to address flammability hazards, existing and in progress standards, stakeholder concerns and options for future considerations to improve consumer safety. The meeting may include presentations and panelist sessions.

The meeting will be held on May 16, 2018, at the CPSC National Product Testing and Evaluation Center (NPTEC), 5 Research Place, Rockville, MD 20850 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Individuals interested in serving on panels or presenting information at the meeting should e-mail Chris Halstead at by April 20, 2018 with 1.) short summary or abstract of topics to be presented and 2). estimate of time needed to present. Every effort will be made to accommodate all interested speakers. CPSC staff will determine the final agenda and will notify those who are selected as presenters by April 27, 2018.

All individuals who wish to attend should register by e-mail to Chris Halstead at as soon as possible because available spots may fill up.

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