Seminars About Mattress Flammability Standard (16 CFR Part 1633)
The staff of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (``CPSC'' or ``the Commission'') will conduct two seminars to help mattress manufacturers, importers, retailers and others in the mattress industry better understand the requirements of the Commission's new mattress flammability standard so that they will be prepared when the standard goes into effect on July 1, 2007. The seminars will take a practical approach and will focus on the following topics: developing a prototyping plan, ensuring compliance through quality control, and working with a test lab to conduct the required testing. One seminar will be at CPSC's headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland on Wednesday, March 28, 2007. The other will be held in San Diego, California on Wednesday, April 11, 2007. See the ADDRESSES section of this notice for location details. The seminars are free, public events, but registration is required for each attendee. Please register on the Commission's Web site at https://www.cpsc.gov/businfo/ mattressseminar.html or, if you do not have access to a computer, call Heather E. Sonabend at 301-504-7615. Persons who would like to present information at the seminars that could be helpful to mattress manufacturers should submit a request outlining their presentation. These requests must be submitted on the CPSC's Web site no later than February 28, 2007. Persons may also request to set up a table-top display with information that could assist manufacturers in complying with the mattress flammability standard. These requests must also be submitted on CPSC's Web site no later than February 28, 2007. Selected presenters will be notified by March 7, 2007. If presenting information, the presentation must be offered at both seminars. Persons may also submit questions that they would like to have addressed by presenters at the seminars related to the topics described in this notice. Such questions must be submitted on the CPSC's Web site, https://www.cpsc.gov/businfo/ mattressseminar.html, no later than February 28, 2007. All participants and attendees are prohibited from selling or soliciting sales of their products at the seminars.