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3/9/2016
When: March 9, 2016
1:00 PM
Where: Herman Miller Marigold Lodge
1116 Marigold Lane
Holland, Michigan  49424
United States
Contact: Dave Panning
616-285-3963


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1:00 PM            OPEN MEETING

1.   Introductions of members and guests – Jim Groulx of Allsteel (Chairman)

2.   Antitrust Statement – Dave Panning of BIFMA

3.
    Review and approve previous meeting minutes from September 9, 2015 - Jim

4.
    Additions to/approval of the meeting Agenda – Jim

5.   Flame Spread - ASTM E84 vs. Canadian S102

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Task Group - how to achieve mutual recognition – Jim G., Charles C., Tom D., Randy R.

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ANSI/BIFMA X5.6-2016 Panel Systems – Tests approved January 8 (changes to Section 4 – Flammability)

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Proposal for Canadian Panel Systems Standard CAN/CGSB-44.229 to point to ANSI/BIFMA X5.6

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Industry Data and Position Paper – Consultant Tony Crimi (will join by phone)

6.
   Upholstered Furniture Flammability Survey – Dave P.

7.
   California TB-133 -

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Position Paper – Fire Safety of Upholstered Furniture Products

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Updates regarding Boston meetings held Nov. 9 and Dec. 14 – Dave P. and others

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Communications with California to remove TB-133

8.    California TB-117-2013 & SB-1019 Label Law -

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Transition discussion – All

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BIFMA Memo Dec. 15 regarding SB-1019 Documentation Requirements

9.   California Barrier Research Project (open flame)

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Status per BEARHFTI Advisory Council

10.
    CPSC Proposal for National Upholstered Furniture Flammability Standard -

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BIFMA comments submitted in June 2013. 

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AHFA-led coalition petition for a national smolder standard  

11.  NFPA 277 Proposal for Flaming Ignition Standard for Upholstered Furniture -

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BIFMA comments submitted Dec. 23, 2013.

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BIFMA public comments submitted Dec. 22, 2015 following an ANSI PINS

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Next meeting is late March

12.  Should BIFMA create an ANSI Furniture Flammability Standard?

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ANSI PINS Task Team minutes of Nov. 17, 2015

13.  Upcoming Events?

14.  Next Meeting? / Adjourn

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