Bath and Body Works Emails

John Ricker filed this request with the Consumer Products Safety Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking #

19-F-00116

Est. Completion None
Status
No Responsive Documents

Communications

From: John Ricker


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any corresponspence between CPSC and an entity known as Bath and Body Works during the year, 2018.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

John Ricker

From: Consumer Products Safety Commission

February 11, 2019

The enclosed letter acknowledges the receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Your request has been assigned to FOIA tracking number #19-F-00116.  Please refer to this number in all communications with the FOIA Staff.

You can reach us Monday - Friday from 8:00AM - 4:30PM EST at 1-800-638-2772 or via e-mail addressed to cpsc-foia@cpsc.gov.

Thank you,

FOIA Staff
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
*****!!!
Unless otherwise stated, any views or opinions expressed in this
e-mail (and any attachments) are solely those of the author and do
not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission.

Copies of product recall and product safety information can be sent
to you automatically via Internet e-mail, as they are released by
CPSC. To subscribe or unsubscribe to this service go to the following
web page: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/Subscribe
*****!!!  ­­

  • U.S. CPSC FOIA Request Acknowledgment for Request #19-F-00116

From: Consumer Products Safety Commission

We received your January 21, 2019, request for correspondence between CPSC and Bath and Body Works. The request, however, should include a more descriptive product name to narrow our search. A proper request for records "must reasonably describe the records requested" by including search terms such as "dates, title, file designations, and other information which may help identify the records." 16 C.F.R. 1015.3(b). In cases where such information is lacking in a request, the requestor must clarify the search terms so that the request becomes manageable. See 16.C.F.R. 1015.3(c).
Please include the product name to narrow your request. If you need assistance in providing this information, please contact our FOIA Public Liaisons by email at Deborah Acosta, dacosta@cpsc.gov<mailto:dacosta@cpsc.gov> or Lynn Carter, lcarter@cpsc.gov<mailto:lcarter@cpsc.gov> or by phone at 1-800-638-2772. Thank you.
We regret that due to the recent lapse of appropriations our office was closed from December 22, 2018 to January 26, 2019, and FOIA staff was unable to process any new or pending requests and appeals during that time. The resulting backlog of new and pending requests will necessarily impact our processing times. We appreciate your patience as we work to remedy the delay.

Cindy McKoy
Government Information Specialist
Office of the General Counsel
Division of the Secretariat
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
cmckoy@cpsc.gov<mailto:cmckoy@cpsc.gov>
301-504-7668

*****!!!

Unless otherwise stated, any views or opinions expressed in this

e-mail (and any attachments) are solely those of the author and do

not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety

Commission.

Copies of product recall and product safety information can be sent

to you automatically via Internet e-mail, as they are released by

CPSC. To subscribe or unsubscribe to this service go to the following

web page: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/Subscribe

*****!!!

From: John Ricker

Hi,

A more specific product name might be “Bath and Body works: 3-wick camdles”
If you require the name of a specific product, Bath and Body works: Lavender wood: 3-wick candle”

Please let me know if I can provide any other clarifying information.

Thank you,
John Ricker

From: Consumer Products Safety Commission

Good afternoon,

Our first internal request for documents did not yield responsive records. We are going out with a second internal request for documents and will continue processing your request. If you have any questions in the meantime please feel free to contact me.
Thanks,
Abi

Abioye Ella Mosheim
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
Division of the Secretariat
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
P: 301-504-7454
E: amosheim@cpsc.gov<mailto:amosheim@cpsc.gov>

From: John Ricker

Good Morning Abi,

Thank you for your response,

Could you provide an explanation for the delay?

Thank you,
John

From: Consumer Products Safety Commission

Good morning, John,

We have experienced a severe staffing shortage since late May 2019 and are working on training people up to take over requests left by the four specialist and program assistant who are no longer with the agency. I will check in with the second program office today regarding your request and whether there are any responsive documents. Please feel free to touch base again at the end of this week if you have not heard from me by then.

Thank you for your patience.
Best,
Abi

Abioye Ella Mosheim
Chief FOIA Officer, and
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
Division of the Secretariat
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
P: 301-504-7454
E: amosheim@cpsc.gov<mailto:amosheim@cpsc.gov>

From: Consumer Products Safety Commission

Good afternoon,

I heard back from the remaining program office. I will send you a final response today via email and certified mail.

Thank you,

Abioye Ella Mosheim
Chief FOIA Officer, and
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
Division of the Secretariat
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
P: 301-504-7454
E: amosheim@cpsc.gov<mailto:amosheim@cpsc.gov>

From: Consumer Products Safety Commission

Dear Mr. Ricker,
Please find attached a final response in the Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) FOIA Request number 19-F-00116.
Thanks,
Abi Mosheim
Chief FOIA Officer
CPSC
*****!!!
Unless otherwise stated, any views or opinions expressed in this
e-mail (and any attachments) are solely those of the author and do
not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission.

Copies of product recall and product safety information can be sent
to you automatically via Internet e-mail, as they are released by
CPSC. To subscribe or unsubscribe to this service go to the following
web page: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/Subscribe
*****!!!  ­­

Files

pages

Close