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Tuesday, February 26 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Breakout #05: Consumer Product Safety Through the Years and Into the Future: A Fireside Chat

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The panelists will give their perspectives on consumer product safety before and after landmark federal laws, and on what safety oversight may look like in the future. The panelists will discuss the challenges and successes for manufacturers, suppliers, consumers, and test labs, safety culture, and the role of federal regulators.

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Kitty Pilarz

Vice President of Product Safety & Regulatory Compliance, Mattel, Inc.
Kitty Pilarz is Vice President of Product Safety & Regulatory Compliance for Mattel Inc.  Her team is responsible for product safety policies  and regulatory compliance for the corporation. She received the 2013  Ron Brown Leadership Award, recognizing leadership in promoting standardization... Read More →

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Nancy MacPherson

Sr. Director, Government & Public Affairs-Americas, The LEGO Group
Nancy is the Sr. Director of Government & Public Affairs at LEGO Systems, Inc. (LSI), located at the LEGO Group’s Americas headquarters in Enfield, CT.  She leads a team of experienced government affairs professionals who engage on a wide variety of issues that support the LEGO... Read More →
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Don Mays

Chief Safety and Quality Officer, Samsung Electronics America
Don Mays is Chief Safety and Quality Officer at Samsung Electronics America where he has oversight of enterprise quality and product safety. He works to identify and mitigate product risks to Samsung, its customers, and consumers. Most recently Don was Managing Director at Deloitte... Read More →
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David Pittle, Ph.D.

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (ANSI) and Consumer Product Safety Certification Services
R. David Pittle has dedicated his career to advancing the consumer interest, with special emphasis on product safety. In 1973, President Richard Nixon appointed David to be one of the original five commissioners of the U.S. CPSC. He was reappointed by President Jimmy Carter in 1977... Read More →
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David Friedman

Vice President, Advocacy
David Friedman an experienced leader, engineer, and longtime consumer advocate, David Friedman joined CR in 2017. In his role as VP, Advocacy, he leads our organization’s efforts to secure consumer safeguards, improved corporate practices, and innovative solutions to realize a fairer... Read More →

Tuesday February 26, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Congressional A/B