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Sunday, February 24
 

7:45am

10:00am

Associated Meeting: ASTM F15.90 Executive Subcommittee Meeting (Open to Executive Committee Members Only)

Sunday February 24, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room # 3 Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel, 999 9th Street, Washington, D.C. 20001

1:00pm

Annual Symposium Bag Stuffing
Join your fellow ICPHSO Symposium attendees and help us prepare the Symposium Bags for distribution to attendees.  Enjoy some drinks and pizza, compliments of ICPHSO.


Sunday February 24, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Congressional C

5:00pm

ICPHSO Early On Site Registration
Pick Up Your Registration Materials Before the Conference Begins

Sunday February 24, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Grand Registration

6:00pm

Associated Meeting: ICPHSO Board of Directors Meeting (ICPHSO Board Members Only)

Sunday February 24, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room # 3 Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel, 999 9th Street, Washington, D.C. 20001
 
Monday, February 25
 

7:00am

ON-SITE JOB MATCHING RETURNS TO 2019 ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM! Contact pollacknel@comcast.net
Companies seeking employees and employees seeking companies,  contact Carol Pollack-Nelson at pollacknel@comcast.net for information and assistance.


Monday February 25, 2019 7:00am - 7:00am

8:00am

8:00am

ICPHSO Registration

Monday February 25, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
Grand Registration

8:30am

Associated Meeting: Innovative Products and Product Features (Open to All ICPHSO Attendees)
The purpose of this Associated Meeting is continue to discuss with all interested stakeholders the value of and interest in the creation of a safety process standard or guidance that would provide innovators with a process for determining the appropriate safety criteria for their innovative product or innovative feature(s) of more traditional products. The creation of the standard or guidance document would attempt to address the current absence of guidance in this area.

Speakers
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President/Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters around the world.  She is a partner in the firm's... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Midgett

Jonathan Midgett

Senior Science and Policy Advisor, Advisor to Commissioner Elliot F. Kaye
Jonathan D. Midgett, Ph.D. is a Senior Science and Policy Advisor to Commissioner Elliot F. Kaye, the former Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Dr. Midgett joined the CPSC in 2001 as an engineering psychologist evaluating emerging hazards and contributing... Read More →
avatar for Gene Rider

Gene Rider

Principal, Exponent
Gene Rider spent the past 30 years focused on the design, development, manufacturing and qualification of consumer goods.  He recently joined Exponent, a science based company that solves complex technical problems and provides design and process safety consulting services to the... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Jane Dobson

Sarah Jane Dobson

International Products Lawyer, Cooley LLP
Sarah-Jane Dobson is a Legal 500-recommended international products lawyer. She has acted in high-profile litigation and regulatory matters for her clients during the course of international career spanning Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Scotland and England in international law... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom Central

9:00am

Associated Meeting : Society of Product Safety Professionals (SPSP) The role of Education & Networking for the Product Safety Professional. Perspectives from service providers serving the product safety field (Open to all ICPHSO Attendees)
Speakers
avatar for Tim Mattulke

Tim Mattulke

Vice President of Technical Services, Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Services
Tim Mattulke, vice president of technical services for Bureau Veritas –Consumer Product Services, one of the leading testing organizations in the field. Tim heads up teams helping clients to meet the challenges of global expansion, and monitoring global regulatory events that affect... Read More →
avatar for Chris Harvey

Chris Harvey

Director of Recall Solutions, Stericycle Expert Solutions
Chris Harvey, director of Recall Solutions for Stericycle Expert Solutions, where he is recognized as an expert in the recall field and routinely speaks on best practices for recall planning and execution.
avatar for Ik-Whan Kwon, PhD

Ik-Whan Kwon, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Supply Chain Management, Saint Louis University Supply Chain Management Center
Ik-Whan Kwon, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Supply Chain Management and founder of the Saint Louis University Supply Chain Management Center. Dr. Kwon has spearheaded the establishment of a new format of product safety management education over the past decade and will speak to importance... Read More →
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Don Mabry

President and Chief Operating Officer, ClearTrack Information Network
 Don Mabry, President and Chief Operating Officer for ClearTrack Information Network, is recognized as an authority in supply chain enablement technologies. He leads his company’s delivery of software solutions intelligence/analytics, risk management, and efficiency to supply... Read More →



Monday February 25, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom North

9:30am

AM CPSC Laboratory Tour - TOUR FILLED AT THIS TIME
Bus departs at 8:30am from the Hotel.

This tour is full! At this time, we are not accepting anymore names for the wait list.


Monday February 25, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
National Product Testing and Evaluation Center 5 Research Place, Rockville, MD 20850

11:30am

Lunch: CPSC Presents: Compliance 101: Regulatory Robot Demo; Obligation to Report; and What To Expect When Investigated by CPSC
During our opening lunch CPSC will present information on industry obligations to report to CPSC; what to expect during a CPSC Field Investigations and will present a Regulatory Robot Demo.

Speakers
avatar for Shelby Mathis

Shelby Mathis

Small Business Ombudsman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Shelby serves as the Small Business Ombudsman at the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Through her office, Shelby aims to provide information to small businesses that is clear, easy to understand, and consistent with agency policy. Before joining the CPSC, Shelby worked at Johns... Read More →
avatar for Beverly Kohen

Beverly Kohen

Director, Division of Field Investigations, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Beverly Kohen has worked at the CPSC since 1988. She began her career as a Product Safety Investigator in the New York City office and became a Compliance Investigator several years later. She also worked as a Public Affairs Representative throughout the years and was a  Supervisor... Read More →
avatar for Howard Tarnoff

Howard Tarnoff

Senior Counsel to the Director, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Howard Tarnoff began his career with CPSC in 1995 as a Trial Attorney in the Office of Compliance and Field Operations.  In 2008, Mr. Tarnoff became the Team Lead of the Regulated Products Team of the Division of Compliance in the Office of the General Counsel.  In 2010,  Mr. Tarnoff... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grand Ballroom North and Central

12:30pm

Tutorial #01: Health Canada Reporting Requirements and What to Expect when you’re Being Inspected
Section 14 of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) defines the duties of all regulated parties in the event of an incident.  It states that any person who manufactures, imports or sells consumer products in Canada for commercial purposes must make Health Canada aware of health or safety incidents involving their products.  

Incidents reported to Health Canada from industry, consumers, and other partners are a key tool in the early warning and detection of health or safety issues. They ultimately help reduce the number of unsafe consumer products and risks on the Canadian market. These reports also allow for effective collaboration with industry to efficiently respond to consumer product concerns related to health or safety.
Another key tool that the Consumer Product Safety Program uses to support the goal of targeted oversight is planned, targeted inspections. The Program uses a risk-based approach to monitor and verify industry compliance with the regulations for consumer and cosmetic products on a cyclical basis. Sampling and inspecting for compliance is targeted to those regulated product categories and establishments where intelligence indicates elevated levels of non-compliance. The CCPSA clearly defines industry’s obligations and provides government with the tools to take action when necessary

During this tutorial you can hear about these reporting responsibilities, how they compare to those of the US, and learn what to expect when you’re being inspected by Health Canada’s regional inspection staff – your point people for all questions related to the consumer products and cosmetics.

Speakers
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Patricia Pelletier

Director of the Risk Assessment Bureau, Health Canada's Consumer Product Safety Directorate
Patricia Pelletier is the Director of the Risk Assessment Bureau of Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Directorate (CPSD) where she is responsible for information and data management including mandatory incident reporting and cosmetic notifications; triage; surveillance and... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Riley

Laurie Riley

Regional Manager, Atlantic Region, Health Canada
Laurie Riley joined Health Canada in 2003 and is the Regional Manager for the Consumer Product Safety Program, Atlantic Region. The Consumer Product Safety Program helps safeguard the Canadian public against health risks and safety hazards associated with commonly-used consumer products... Read More →




Monday February 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Grand Ballroom South

12:30pm

Tutorial #02: A Collaboration for Safety: Brands and States Working Together For a Common Purpose
State and industry reps will discuss how they work with the regulated to community to assist in compliance with state chemical reporting requirements. Focus will not only be on how to comply but the way our organizations support each other to make compliance easier - such as development of the new multi-state reporting database.

Moderators
avatar for Al Kaufman

Al Kaufman

Sr. VP, Technical Affairs, The Toy Association
Alan P. Kaufman is a toy industry veteran with over 40 years of experience addressing product safety, quality assurance, regulatory compliance and product testing issues for toy companies and retailers. Mr. Kaufman previously served as Vice-President for Global Product Safety and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Smith

David Smith

Senior Compliance Manager, LEGO Systems, Inc.
Dave Smith is the Senior Compliance Manager at LEGO Systems, Inc., the United States affiliate of The LEGO® Group. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring that LEGO branded products are compliant with legislation and standards in North America, and also meet strict LEGO safety... Read More →
avatar for Topher Buck

Topher Buck

IC2 Project Manager, Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA)
Topher Buck is a Project Manager at NEWMOA, where he manages the Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2), including several online database projects, alternatives assessment initiatives, and support for state programs requiring disclosure of chemicals in products. Topher previously... Read More →
avatar for Jay Howell

Jay Howell

Senior Director, Product Safety and Compliance, U.S. Ethics and Compliance, Walmart
Jay Howell is Senior Director; Product Safety and Compliance at Walmart. Prior to joining Walmart, Jay held various roles at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and served as Vice President, Manufacturing and Operations, at Cooper Industries.


Monday February 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Grand Ballroom North and Central

1:30pm

PM CPSC Laboratory Tour - TOUR FILLED AT THIS TIME
Bus departs at 12:30pm from the Hotel.

This tour is full! At this time, we are not accepting anymore names for the wait list.  


Monday February 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
National Product Testing and Evaluation Center 5 Research Place, Rockville, MD 20850

1:45pm

Networking Break - Sponsored by ICPHSO
Sponsored by ICPHSO

Monday February 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer

2:15pm

Tutorial #03: Product Safety Management: How to Establish an Effective Program (repeating)
This panel will discuss how a company should analyze their culture and organization and risk tolerance, and determine what type of program to adopt. Experienced product safety professionals will discuss what works and what doesn't work and how to select the right program. In addition, the panel will survey ICPHSO attendees and members before the meeting to find out what they think works and doesn't work. Survey results will be discussed by the panel.

Moderators
avatar for Kenneth  Ross

Kenneth Ross

Attorney at Law, Bowman and Brooke LLP
Ken has devoted virtually his entire career to product safety.  Starting in 1976, Ken helped Westinghouse Electric set up its product safety and product integrity program.  In 1987, he joined a law firm and has consulted with many manufacturers on product safety, regulatory compliance... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Don Mays

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 →


Monday February 25, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom North

2:15pm

Tutorial #04: Social Media, Product Hacks and Consumer Misuse: A Toolkit for the Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (repeating)
Product hacks, shortcuts, and consumer misuse of your brand's products are all being broadcast on social media every day.  How should a responsible brand behave? Social media strategy is no longer optional for brands; it is a critical part of any brand strategy. In this engaging and interactive session, three major consumer brands and CPSC's social media leader will review the good, the bad, and the ugly of social media and consumer misuse gone awry. As every factual situation is different, your brand may need a different tool from its toolkit each time, depending on the circumstances. Panelists will generously share approaches from their tool-kits that have worked for them as well as those approaches that… didn’t. The panel hopes that audience members will come prepared with their own examples of both successful and unsuccessful approaches.  

TO PREPARE:  Before the panel and throughout ICPHSO, please visit www.productmisuse.com for examples of product misuse broadcast on social media and please add your own examples via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.  Be sure to use the hashtag #productmisuse and #icpsho in your post and it will display on that website. Examples need not be your own. The panel welcomes your engagement.

Moderators
avatar for Neal Cohen

Neal Cohen

Principal, Neal Cohen Law, LLC
Neal Cohen is an experienced and well-respected product safety attorney and consultant in the United States. He advises companies whose products are regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), where he served in various capacities as an attorney and senior official... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Shecter

Jennifer Shecter

Senior Director, Content Impact and Corporate Outreach, Consumer Reports
Jennifer Shecter is the Director of Content Impact & Corporate Outreach at Consumer Reports. In this capacity, she helps lead outreach and communications with manufacturers, partners, and policymakers, coordinating public service activities, and pursuing strategic initiatives to... Read More →
avatar for Vladimir Brajkovic

Vladimir Brajkovic

Head of Development Function, IKEA of Sweden
Vladimir Brajkovic joined IKEA of Sweden in 2016 as Product Requirements and Compliance Manager. Since 2017 he is the Development Function Manager, responsible for Enabling engineering capabilities, Requirements development, Packaging, Product verification, Material management, Product... Read More →
avatar for Alison Erickson

Alison Erickson

Assistant General Counsel, Hallmark
Alison handles intellectual property and product and trade compliance for Hallmark, DaySpring, and Crayola.  As a patent attorney, chemist, and caring consumer, Alison's goals as Assistant General Counsel include protecting and advancing innovation while maintaining supreme quality... Read More →
avatar for Joe Galbo

Joe Galbo

Social Media Specialist, CPSC
Joe Galbo joined the Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Communication in June 2016 as a Social Media Specialist. In this role he coordinates the digital content and strategy behind all CPSC social media platforms and websites.Follow CPSC on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom Central

2:15pm

Tutorial #05: Accelerate the Speed of Your Business & Lead the Way to a Safer Future with Data & Digital Transformation
For many businesses, remaining competitive in the future means converting today’s data deluge into real insights that enhance consumer experience and sustain advantage.

By unifying and analyzing data types that have traditionally been disconnected across the typical corporation, businesses can radically transform their approach to risk and optimize operations.

Real-time analysis of data from product creation to consumption, combined with contextualization of data via machine learning, allows us to understand more and see where humans could not in the past enabling faster time-to-market and reduced risk to products and revenue.

Join this session with panelists from leading retail and consumer goods companies, and experts in technology-led business transformation to learn how Product Safety information is enabling enterprise-wide digital transformation and accelerating the speed of insight to action for retail and consumer goods businesses.


Moderators
avatar for Rachel Weintraub

Rachel Weintraub

Legislative Director and General Counsel, Consumer Federation of American (CFA)
Rachel Weintraub is the Legislative Director and General Counsel for Consumer Federation of America (CFA). Previously, she was the Director of Product Safety. Rachel has worked with Consumer Federation of America since 2002.  Her primary focus is advocacy on product safety issues... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Celeste Lester

Celeste Lester

Sr. Dir. of QA, Regulatory Compliance and Sustainability, CVS Health
Celeste Lester is an award-winning thought leader in quality assurance, regulatory compliance, corporate social responsibility, and product safety with diverse and large-scale project experience spanning 30 years. As the Senior Director of QA, Regulatory Compliance and Sustainability... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Holifield

Kyle Holifield

Independent Contractor
Kyle Holifield is a legal, compliance, quality and corporate social responsibility executive.  He is a long-time regular attendee of this conference and friend to many in this room.  Kyle has a wealth of knowledge gained through many years of experience at large, mid-sized and small... Read More →
avatar for Fergal Molloy

Fergal Molloy

VP + GM Platform Products, UL
Fergal Molloy has over 28 years’ experience in the high tech industry serving both public and private companies such as Daimler Benz, AMP, Tyco, Parthus Technologies, Trintech, Verifone, Acquirer Systems and UL.   Mr. Molloy is a proven high tech intra/entrepreneur, with a penchant... Read More →
avatar for Matt Smith

Matt Smith

President & Founder, ICIX
Matt Smith is the Founder of ICIX, where he is responsible for determining the company’s vision and cultivating strategic relationships. A recognized authority in supply chain risk management and product safety, he works with governments and advocacy groups to determine and champion... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom South

2:15pm

Tutorial #06: Compliance Strategies - Navigating the Asian Market
This session will discuss navigating complex product safety requirements in various Asian countries. Beginning with an overview of the major risks and procedures companies must pay attention to, at both a broader global-approach level and country-specific level, including both China, India, and Korea. Taking a deep dive into the broader product safety and certification system which exists in Korea through current trends, and a closer look into what this looks like when applied to consumer electrical and wireless products. There will be a poll at the beginning of this session to establish the needs and interests of the audience to make the information and examples more relevant for those in attendance.

Moderators
avatar for Andy Church

Andy Church

Founder & President, Insight Quality
Andy Church founded Insight Quality in 2014 after 12 years living in Shenzhen, China and working in the quality assurance testing and supply chain support industry. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas with Chinese operations in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Yiwu, and Qingdao, Insight provides companies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jay J Kim

Jay J Kim

US Attorney, Kim & Chang
Jay J. Kim is a US attorney at Kim & Chang specializing in litigation, with a focus on intellectual property, product liability and environmental issues. His practice also includes IP prosecution and licensing, in addition to extensive experience in regulatory issues affecting the... Read More →
avatar for Theresa Glenna

Theresa Glenna

Global Market Access Senior Project Manager, TUV SUD America, Inc.
Theresa Glenna possesses more than 13 years of global market access experience.  Theresa Glenna is a senior member of the USA based GMA team at TUV SUD America. She is deeply involved in providing upfront support to ensure customers obtain correct information to make informed decisions... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Congressional A/B

3:30pm

Networking Break - Sponsored by ICPHSO
Sponsored by ICPHSO


Monday February 25, 2019 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer

3:45pm

Tutorial #07: Product Safety Management: How to Establish an Effective Program (repeating)
This panel will discuss how a company should analyze their culture and organization and risk tolerance, and determine what type of program to adopt. Experienced product safety professionals will discuss what works and what doesn't work and how to select the right program. In addition, the panel will survey ICPHSO attendees and members before the meeting to find out what they think works and doesn't work. Survey results will be discussed by the panel.

Moderators
avatar for Kenneth  Ross

Kenneth Ross

Attorney at Law, Bowman and Brooke LLP
Ken has devoted virtually his entire career to product safety.  Starting in 1976, Ken helped Westinghouse Electric set up its product safety and product integrity program.  In 1987, he joined a law firm and has consulted with many manufacturers on product safety, regulatory compliance... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Don Mays

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 →


Monday February 25, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom North

3:45pm

Tutorial #08: Social Media, Product Hacks and Consumer Misuse: A Toolkit for the Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected (repeating)
Product hacks, shortcuts, and consumer misuse of your brand's products are all being broadcast on social media every day.  How should a responsible brand behave? Social media strategy is no longer optional for brands; it is a critical part of any brand strategy. In this engaging and interactive session, three major consumer brands and CPSC's social media leader will review the good, the bad, and the ugly of social media and consumer misuse gone awry. As every factual situation is different, your brand may need a different tool from its toolkit each time, depending on the circumstances. Panelists will generously share approaches from their tool-kits that have worked for them as well as those approaches that… didn’t. The panel hopes that audience members will come prepared with their own examples of both successful and unsuccessful approaches.  

TO PREPARE:  Before the panel and throughout ICPHSO, please visit www.productmisuse.com for examples of product misuse broadcast on social media and please add your own examples via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.  Be sure to use the hashtag #productmisuse and #icpsho in your post and it will display on that website. Examples need not be your own. The panel welcomes your engagement.

Moderators
avatar for Neal Cohen

Neal Cohen

Principal, Neal Cohen Law, LLC
Neal Cohen is an experienced and well-respected product safety attorney and consultant in the United States. He advises companies whose products are regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), where he served in various capacities as an attorney and senior official... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Shecter

Jennifer Shecter

Senior Director, Content Impact and Corporate Outreach, Consumer Reports
Jennifer Shecter is the Director of Content Impact & Corporate Outreach at Consumer Reports. In this capacity, she helps lead outreach and communications with manufacturers, partners, and policymakers, coordinating public service activities, and pursuing strategic initiatives to... Read More →
avatar for Vladimir Brajkovic

Vladimir Brajkovic

Head of Development Function, IKEA of Sweden
Vladimir Brajkovic joined IKEA of Sweden in 2016 as Product Requirements and Compliance Manager. Since 2017 he is the Development Function Manager, responsible for Enabling engineering capabilities, Requirements development, Packaging, Product verification, Material management, Product... Read More →
avatar for Alison Erickson

Alison Erickson

Assistant General Counsel, Hallmark
Alison handles intellectual property and product and trade compliance for Hallmark, DaySpring, and Crayola.  As a patent attorney, chemist, and caring consumer, Alison's goals as Assistant General Counsel include protecting and advancing innovation while maintaining supreme quality... Read More →
avatar for Joe Galbo

Joe Galbo

Social Media Specialist, CPSC
Joe Galbo joined the Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Communication in June 2016 as a Social Media Specialist. In this role he coordinates the digital content and strategy behind all CPSC social media platforms and websites.Follow CPSC on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom Central

3:45pm

Tutorial #09: United Interests, Separate Paths: The Intersection of Product Safety and Privacy in an Interconnected World
Historically, protecting the consumer from harmful consumer products has been focused on the potential for physical harm. But as the Internet of Things (IoT) has taken the industry by storm, protecting the privacy of the consumer has become a paramount consideration in product safety. Not surprisingly, an industry long accustomed to tangible, testable safety standards has often struggled to adapt to new considerations, including less familiar regulators and enforcement bodies, fledgling and subjective development standards, overbroad legislation, and quickly evolving technology that is often well outside the manufacturer’s expertise.

This panel will explore how companies can—and must—adapt to meet the challenges inherent at the intersection of product safety and product security to protect consumers from risks in interconnected products.


Moderators
avatar for Meghann C. T. Supino

Meghann C. T. Supino

Partner, Ice Miller
Meghann Supino is a Partner in Indianapolis-based Ice Miller in its Business Group, where she serves clients in a wide array of regulatory and business matters. Primarily, Meghann has focused her practice on regulatory compliance and international trade. Meghann regularly advises... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Luke Tenery

Luke Tenery

Senior Managing Director, Ankura
Luke Tenery is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura with more than 18 years of experience handling complex cyber issues covering investigations and forensics, data privacy and security, and security management. He is the head of the firm’s national cybersecurity practice and is... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Weintraub

Rachel Weintraub

Legislative Director and General Counsel, Consumer Federation of American (CFA)
Rachel Weintraub is the Legislative Director and General Counsel for Consumer Federation of America (CFA). Previously, she was the Director of Product Safety. Rachel has worked with Consumer Federation of America since 2002.  Her primary focus is advocacy on product safety issues... Read More →
avatar for Renee R. Greggory

Renee R. Greggory

Counsel, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Renee R. Gregory is counsel in Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s Communications & Media Department.  Renee is an experienced leader in solving complex problems at the intersection of business, technology, policy, politics and the law.  She has a particular focus on the convergence of... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom South

3:45pm

Tutorial #10: Reverse Recall: An Analysis of Product Recall From End to Beginning
Deep dive into a product recall by going backwards through the product lifecycle evaluating where quality, compliance and safety preventative measures can be implemented. This will highlight a proactive approach to product design, product classification, factory selection, quality audits, social compliance, a reasonable testing program and more.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Barbarisi

Jennifer Barbarisi

Senior Regulatory & Product Compliance Consultant, TÜV Rheinland
Jennifer Barbarisi is part of TÜV Rheinland’s North America Retail team. In her role as a Senior Regulatory & Product Compliance Consultant, Jennifer supports North American based clients with compliance to national and international regulations affecting the toy and promotional... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tim Cassidy

Tim Cassidy

Director, Product Safety & Compliance, Best Buy Co., Inc.
Tim Cassidy is director of product compliance and safety for Best Buy Co., Inc. In this role, Tim oversees the company’s product safety programs including compliance with voluntary and mandatory product safety standards, energy efficiency standards, radio frequency interference... Read More →
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President/Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters around the world.  She is a partner in the firm's... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Congressional A/B

5:00pm

7:00pm

D.C. Monument Tour (additional fee - space limited)
Transportation and Tour Guide will be provided.  Nominal fee required - ICPHSO subsidized remaining fee

Monday February 25, 2019 7:00pm - 9:30pm
 
Tuesday, February 26
 

7:00am

Breakfast - Sponsored by Mintz & Recall Results, LLC
Sponsored by Mintz & Recall Results, LLC

Tuesday February 26, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am
Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:00am

First Time Attendee Breakfast
First time attendees and ICPHSO new members encouraged to attend the first timer breakfast.  Meet ICPHSO Board Members and hear about volunteer opportunities with ICPHSO.



Speakers
avatar for Rick Rosati

Rick Rosati

Director of Technical Services, Americas Region, Bureau Veritas - Consumer Products Services
Rick Rosati works for Bureau Veritas and is the Director of Technical Services in the Americas region.  His primary responsibilities include monitoring and communicating legislative and regulatory activity, participating in pertinent standards development activity and supporting... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer DuBuisson

Jennifer DuBuisson

Director of Government and Public Affairs, The LEGO Group
Jennifer DuBuisson is the  Director of Government and Public Affairs,  and responsible for all legislative, regulatory and public affairs across the United States, Canada and Latin America for the LEGO Groups' core products and digital experiences, as well as the broader citizenship... Read More →
avatar for Don Huber

Don Huber

Director, Product Safety/ICPHSO Board Member, Consumer Reports
Don Huber has 35+ years as a product safety professional, with extensive experience as a product safety, quality assurance, and product integrity manager.  Don is currently Director, Product Safety for Consumer Reports.  The Consumer Reports Product Safety Team engages in safety-related... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am
Congressional A/B

7:00am

Registration
Tuesday February 26, 2019 7:00am - 6:00pm
Grand Registration

8:00am

Annual Meeting Opening and Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Matt Howsare

Matt Howsare

Member and Co-Chair Consumer Products Practice/ICPHSO President Elect and Symposium Planning Chairman, Mintz Levin
Matt Howsare is a Member with the law firm of Mintz Levin in Washington, DC and Co-Chair of the firm’s Consumer Products Practice. Mr. Howsare focuses on federal, state, and international product safety matters and related regulatory issues and litigation. He provides representation... Read More →
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President/Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters around the world.  She is a partner in the firm's... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 8:00am - 8:15am
Grand Ballroom

8:15am

Plenary #01: "It's a Small World After All" - Global Regulator Interactive Discussion
It’s a small product safety world, after all!  During this plenary panel, government officials representing regulatory agencies from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, and the United Kingdom will bring us up to date on the priorities of new administrations, key regulatory initiatives, and policies all ICPHSO stakeholders will want to know about.

Moderators
avatar for Richard O'Brien

Richard O'Brien

Director of International Programs, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
At the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Richard. O’Brien oversees the regulatory agency’s international activities.  This includes coordinating with foreign product safety agencies and providing training on U.S. requirements to foreign suppliers and to overseas buyers for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paulo Coscarelli

Paulo Coscarelli

Specialist in product safety regulation, Inmetro
Paulo Coscarelli is a Mechanical Engineer and holds a Master degree in Management Systems. He also holds a Post-Graduate degree in Management of Market Surveillance and Regulatory Activities in Product Safety Systems. He is taking a PhD in International Regulatory Cooperation on product... Read More →
avatar for Richard Frewin

Richard Frewin

Assistant Director, Office for Product Safety & Standards (UK)
Richard Frewin is an experienced national and international regulator. He is currently working on the development of the UK’s national product safety capability.  He is leading on a number of projects relating to product safety risk assessment and the coordination of market surveillance... Read More →
avatar for Neville Matthew

Neville Matthew

Executive General Manager, Consumer Small Business Product Safety Division, Custralian Competition & Consumer Commission
Neville Matthew is the General Manager of the Consumer Product Safety Branch at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Neville has an extensive background in regulation and joined the ACCC in October 2013, on transfer from the Australian national agricultural chemical... Read More →
avatar for Tolga Yalkin

Tolga Yalkin

Director General, Health Canada
In his role as the Director General of Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Directorate Tolga Yalkin is responsible for the assessment, management and communication of health and safety risks for all consumer products and cosmetics in Canada.Tolga was previously the Executive... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 8:15am - 9:15am
Grand Ballroom

9:15am

Plenary #02: E-commerce and the Rise of Counterfeits: Ensuring the Safety of Products Sold Online
Global ecommerce sales have surpassed the trillion-dollar mark, and it has allowed products to reach consumers’ hands faster than ever. Direct-to-consumer sales via e-commerce platforms allow consumers to buy products from anywhere in the world and have it delivered directly to their homes. There are immense benefits of e-commerce, but also challenges.

Although product safety requirements apply to products regardless of whether they are sold online or via brick-and-mortar stores, products sold online may be harder to track, monitor and verify, and non-compliant products may more easily reach consumer’s hand. In addition, there is a growing trend of counterfeited product being sold online: the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that 40% of items purchased from third-party sellers on five popular e-commerce sites (ranging from cosmetics to sneakers to electronics) ended up being counterfeit.

Most counterfeit products are poor-quality and can cause serious injuries. This panel discussion will engage e-commerce platforms, brick and mortar retailers, governments, consumer groups and the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) industry to discuss best practices and recommendations for addressing the challenges caused by counterfeit and unsafe consumer products sold online.

Moderators
avatar for Hanane Taidi

Hanane Taidi

Director General, IFIA The International Federation of Inspection Agencies
Hanane Taidi has joined IFIA (The International Federation of Inspection Agencies) as Director General in July 2016. In this role, Ms Taidi represents the Testing, Inspection and Certification Industry, a sector that provides independent conformity assessment around the world with... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steve Burkhart

Steve Burkhart

Vice President Administration, General Counsel and Secretary, BIC Corporation
Steve is Vice President Administration, General Counsel and Secretary for BIC Corporation in Shelton, Connecticut. Before joining BIC, Steve was in private practice at Venable.In addition to his general counsel responsibilities, Steve serves as a Convenor of ISO TC61 SC4 WG10 for... Read More →
avatar for Dana Baiocco

Dana Baiocco

Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Dana Baiocco joined the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on June 1, 2018. She was confirmed by the Senate on May 22, 2018. Ms. Baiocco’s appointment by President Donald Trump is for a seven-year term, retroactively beginning on October 27, 2017.Prior to joining the Commission... Read More →
avatar for Q VanBeschoten

Q VanBeschoten

Vice President, Compliance & Risk, Intertek
Q VanBenschoten, Vice President, Compliance & Risk for Intertek, is a licensed private investigator and maintains certifications in fraud examination, human resources and mediation. She focuses on compliance, business risk and brand protection, leads investigations, collaborates with... Read More →
avatar for Amy Ziegler

Amy Ziegler

Shareholder, Green Burns & Crain Ltd.
Amy Ziegler is a shareholder with the law firm Greer Burns & Crain in Chicago. Her practice focuses on intellectual property, Internet and technology law. Ms. Ziegler manages global trademark portfolios for a variety of businesses, including companies in the consumer and luxury goods... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Grand Ballroom

10:15am

Networking Break - Sponsored by Eurofins/MET Laboratories, Inc. & Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Sponsored by Eurofins/MET Laboratories, Inc. & Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP

Tuesday February 26, 2019 10:15am - 10:45am
Exhibit Hall - Renaissance Ballroom

10:15am

Exhibit Hall Hours
Tuesday February 26, 2019 10:15am - 7:30pm
Exhibit Hall - Renaissance Ballroom

10:45am

Plenary #03: Hot Topics from Prop. 65 and Other State Right to Know Laws
Hear the latest in new and expected Proposition 65 regulations, litigation trends, agency guidance, and recent Court decisions.  How are companies dealing with recent DEHP, DINP, and lead Notices of Violation?  How are supply chains reacting to the new regulations governing allocation of responsibility for warnings?  Also hear about the implementation of cleaning product right to know laws in New York and California.

Moderators
avatar for Gary Roberts

Gary Roberts

Partner, Dentons US LLP
Gary Roberts has been assisting consumer product companies and their trade associations on Proposition 65 issues for over 28 years. Proposition 65 litigation, counseling, and government interactions are over half of his practice. Gary was one of the three lead authors of comments... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul Bokota

Paul Bokota

Vice President & Division General Counsel, Spectrum Brands
Paul Bokota is the Vice President & Division General Counsel for the Hardware & Home Improvement division (“HHI”) located in Lake Forest, California. Paul oversees and manages all legal work for HHI worldwide and Spectrum Brands legal issues in Canada. He also manages Spectrum... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Gibbons

Jennifer Gibbons

VP, State Government Affairs, The Toy Association
Jennifer Gibbons is Vice President of State Government Affairs for the Toy Association. She directs the Toy Association’s legislative and regulatory efforts at the state level, and works on issues related to product safety, chemical regulation, and environmental sustainability across... Read More →
avatar for Michael Green

Michael Green

CEO, Center for Environmental Health
Michael Green is Chief Executive Officer at the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) which he founded in 1996. CEH is a leading advocate for comprehensive chemical policy and uses both a carrot and stick to change corporate behavior in order to protect people from illnesses related... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Grand Ballroom

11:45am

Networking Break - Sponsored by ICPHSO
Sponsored by ICPHSO


Tuesday February 26, 2019 11:45am - 12:30pm
Exhibit Hall - Renaissance Ballroom

12:30pm

Lunch and Luncheon Presentation: A Dialogue with Susan Hogan, Consumer Reporter, NBC 4 News, Washington, D.C. (Lunch - Sponsored by ICIX)
Listen to and interact with NBC News 4, Washington, D.C. Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan

Lunch Sponsored by ICIX

Speakers
avatar for Susan Hogan

Susan Hogan

Consumer Reporter, NBC 4 News Washington, D.C.
Susan Hogan is the consumer reporter for News4, continuing NBC4’s decades-long mission of providing important and impactful information to people in the Washington region. After covering consumer news for almost 25 years in New England, Hogan joined News4 in early 2016.Through... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Grand Ballroom

1:50pm

Networking Break - Sponsored by ICPHSO
Sponsored by ICPHSO


Tuesday February 26, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Exhibit Hall - Renaissance Ballroom

2:20pm

Plenary #04: Compliance Officer: Company Super Hero or Company Super Villain
How do compliance teams and product teams co-exist? This panel will examine the challenges that may arise while creating a product for the consumer marketplace when the teams are not fully aligned and discuss strategies for building a harmonious cross-functional relationship within the organization.

Moderators
avatar for Danni Cugini

Danni Cugini

Product Compliance Manager, Harbor Freight Tools
Danielle R. Cugini is the Product Compliance Manager for Harbor Freight Tools. Prior to joining Harbor Freight in 2016, Danielle managed product compliance and digital environmental compliance programs for Barnes & Noble/NOOK. Before transitioning into compliance, Danielle worked... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Cardon

Nathan Cardon

Associate General Counsel, AR/VR Quality & Safety Operations, Facebook, Inc.
Nathan Cardon works with Facebook’s Oculus and Portal teams to ensure their augmented and virtual reality products provide fun, engaging, and safe experiences to people who use them. He supports these products across their full life-cycle. Previously, Nathan worked in private practice... Read More →
avatar for Shelia Gottschalk

Shelia Gottschalk

Product Integrity Consultant, Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Shelia Gottschalk is experienced in product safety, regulatory compliance, and quality management for more than 18 years developing product that includes home décor, seasonal décor, children’s product, toys, and apparel. Primary responsibilities include working with suppliers... Read More →
avatar for Monica Welt

Monica Welt

Director of Compliance, Big Lots Stores, Inc.
Monica Welt is Director of Compliance for Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG), a Fortune 500 unique, discount retailer with annual revenues exceeding $5 billion. Monica joined Big Lots in 2015 to build an enterprise-wide compliance program governing ~1450 stores and 5 distribution centers... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Grand Ballroom

3:20pm

Networking Break - Sponsored by CSA Group & Oculus
Sponsored by CSA Group & Oculus

Tuesday February 26, 2019 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Exhibit Hall - Renaissance Ballroom

3:50pm

Breakout #01: Seeking Safer Chemicals Beyond Regulatory Requirements (repeating)
Consumer product brands and retailers are taking proactive steps to screen and select safer chemicals for products and processes. These efforts began with regulatory requirements like the REACH Regulation and Toy Safety Directive in Europe as well as California Proposition 65 in the US. Brands are moving beyond these drivers in response to pressure from NGOs, consumers, and other non-regulatory stakeholders. Coming to the forefront of these brand and retailer efforts is a growing culture of collaboration and alignment. Brands and categories are creating harmonized restricted substance lists to make it easier for suppliers to identify the priority chemicals of concern for action. But this work is going beyond the conventional list-checking processes to proactively screen and score formulations so supplier can objectively select safer formulations. In this panel discussion you will hear from professionals active in this collaborative work to describe these developments, provide examples, and offer ideas on how your company can engage as a supplier, brand, or retailer.

Moderators
avatar for Bobbi Wilding, MS

Bobbi Wilding, MS

Deputy Director, Clean & Healthy New York
Bobbi Wilding, MS, has been an environmental health advocate for over two decades. She is Deputy Director and co-founder of the non-profit organization Clean and Healthy New York. Since 2013, she has directed the Getting Ready for Baby campaign, comprised of over 100 organizations... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Scott Echols

Scott Echols

Programme DIrector, ZDHC Foundation
Scott Echols is an expert in sustainable materials and processes for the apparel and footwear industries. He has B.S and M.S. Degrees in chemistry and over 30 years of experience that has ranged from environmental chemistry to textile and footwear product chemistry. He is currently... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Kern

Kristen Kern

Government Relations Representative, American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)
Kristen Kern is a Government Relations Representative for the American Apparel & Footwear Association. She leads AAFA’s Environmental Sustainability portfolio, working with government and industry professionals to further environmental sustainability in the apparel and footwear... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Rinkevich

Joseph Rinkevich

President, Scivera
Joseph Rinkevich is Founder and President of Scivera, leading product development and customer relationships for the company. Scivera started in 2008 with a mission to help consumer product companies engage more efficiently with suppliers on the topic of safer chemicals selection... Read More →
avatar for Mike Schade

Mike Schade

Mind the Store Campaign Director, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
Mike Schade is the Mind the Store Campaign Director for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families where he coordinates a national U.S. campaign challenging the nation’s leading retailers to transform the marketplace away from hazardous chemicals and towards safer alternatives. For the previous... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Grand Ballroom North

3:50pm

Breakout #02: Exploration of Foreign Body Hazards, Mitigation Strategies, Manufacturing and Quality Controls (repeating)
Small part release continues to be a leading cause of recalls and consumer injury. The diverse backgrounds of the panelists will first expose the hazards of different types of small parts and foreign bodies via medical expert discussion, then offer practical solutions from a safety consulting lab and manufacturer perspective. By understanding the hazards, foreseeable uses, and biomechanics, panelists will continue to divulge key information to mitigate potential hazards through design direction and manufacturing process controls.

Moderators
avatar for Keith Rhoades

Keith Rhoades

Client-Facing Safety Consultant, Intertek
Keith Rhoades has dedicated his professional and academic careers to consumer product safety, human factors research, and risk awareness. At Intertek, he works within the Product Assurance group as a client-facing safety consultant. His efforts help their clients design, manufacture... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joe Mohorovic

Joe Mohorovic

Senior Consultant, Troutman Sanders, Chicago
Board-certified product safety expert and former CPSC Commissioner, Joe Mohorovic brings real world experience in both the private and public sectors to Troutman Sanders' world-class Product Safety team, which offers best-in-class representation over the full lifecycle of a consumer... Read More →
avatar for Kris R. Jatana, MD,  FAAP,  FACS

Kris R. Jatana, MD, FAAP, FACS

Doctor and Author
Dr. Jatana has been an author on >75 published manuscripts and book chapters and >100 presentations at scientific meetings. His research has earned several national and international awards. Since 2012, Dr. Jatana has served a leadership role on the National Button Battery Task Force... Read More →
avatar for Jared Fry

Jared Fry

Section Manager Toy Development & Safety, Mondelez International
Jared Fry, Section Manager Toy Development & Safety at Mondelez International, Jared develops winning toy offerings to be distributed within chocolate, biscuit, and snack items around the globe. His role is ensuring the safety, quality, efficiency, and customer satisfaction of these... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Grand Ballroom Central

3:50pm

Breakout #03: A Computer Generated Reality is Worth 1000 Words
In a global environment for resolving disputes, visual communication crosses the barriers of technical expertise, language, and culture to achieve a united consensus. Using real time psychological testing on the audience, live demonstrations of data capture laser scanning technology, virtual reality (VR) applications, drone technology, and case specific examples of engineering visualization used in accident investigations, the panelists will provide an interactive multimedia presentation illustrating the effectiveness of scientific and engineering graphics in conveying complex concepts to fact finders and will provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at emerging demonstrative techniques.

The presentation is an interactive demonstration of best practices for using demonstrative tools and aids in technically oriented design of consumer products, independent safety research, government approved recalls, and safety standard development to give real world practical advice to attendees. Following the interactive demonstration, the moderator and panelists from industry, legal and regulated community compliance will provide comments and information regarding the practical use of this technology in real life situations, to understand accident mechanisms, to safely explore alternative product design and to investigate possible alternate incident scenarios and will further engage the audience for input and discussion of this topic.

The audience will be guided through cases involving a variety of accidents with consumer products, showing how innovative scientific approaches help investigators understand and reconstruct unwitnessed accidents, engaging the audience with visual depictions and real case specific examples. The audience will witness a virtual tour of an accident scene using the latest in Virtual Reality and hear about how this breakthrough technology is changing how investigators interact with 3D data. The audience will connect with how visualization tools provide insight into the details of emerging consumer product safety issues. Demonstrations will show how 3D laser scanned data can be combined with 3D animated surrogates to capture meaningful, detailed input to help investigators and stakeholders determine the root cause of an accident.

This audience involved presentation is a real-time, dynamic demonstration that combines new technological advancements in data capture with utilization of laser scanning and drone technology, illustrates how 3D visualization tools are a natural platform for data convergence, and provides guidelines for creating effective groundbreaking visual teaching tools for stakeholders that can be applied to various consumer products. Multiple consumer product safety stakeholder perspectives will be discussed, including independent mechanical engineering safety consultant, in-house manufacturer product safety engineer, plaintiff’s counsel, and defense counsel.

Moderators
avatar for Dennis Brickman

Dennis Brickman

Principal, Engineering System Inc.
Dennis B. Brickman, P.E. is a Principal at Engineering Systems Inc. in Aurora, IL. Mr. Brickman received a BSE in Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science from Duke University and a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University. Mr. Brickman is a licensed Professional... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Van Bree

Michael Van Bree

Director of Product Safety & Engineering, Louisville Ladder
Michael Van Bree is Director of Product Safety & Engineering at Louisville Ladder. He has held several product design and safety positions during his 20 years of industrial employment. Mr. Van Bree is responsible for safety analysis, development of safety standards and warnings, product... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Cash

Andrew Cash

Partner, Cash Frugler Fredericks
Andrew Cash is a trial lawyer from Atlanta, Georgia. A founding member of Cash Krugler Fredericks, Mr. Cash focuses exclusively on representing victims and their families in a variety of complex cases, including defective products, elevator accidents, trucking accidents and medical... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl A. Possenti

Cheryl A. Possenti

Partner, Goldberg Segalla LLP
Cheryl Possenti is a founding partner of Goldberg Segalla and has more than 30 years’ experience in the defense of complex personal injury actions. With a practice that focuses on product liability matters and related litigation — and whose extensive experience includes defending... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Grand Ballroom South

3:50pm

Breakout #04: Surviving the Fray: Uniting Differing Perspectives in Standard Development
Development of voluntary standards in the consensus-based forum of ASTM or other standard setting bodies is not always easy. Differing perspectives representing various stakeholder groups ultimately require negotiation, compromise and in some cases, relinquishing an ideal. Hear lessons learned and best practices for navigating these tricky waters from those who have survived the fray and created standards ensuring the utmost in product safety.

Moderators
avatar for Lisa Trofe

Lisa Trofe

Managing Director, The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA)
Lisa Trofe is the Managing Director for the Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association (JPMA).  In this role, she oversees the trade association’s product safety programming, including the Certification 2.0 program, which certifies 2,000+ juvenile products in 27 product categories... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Cowles

Nancy Cowles

Executive Director, Kids In Danger (KID)
Nancy is the Executive Director of Kids In Danger (KID), a nonprofit dedicated to protecting children by fighting for product safety. KID’s mission is to save lives by enhancing transparency and accountability through safer product development, better education and stronger advocacy... Read More →
avatar for Bob Crowley

Bob Crowley

Global Compliance Manager, Newell Brands
Bob Crowley is a Global Compliance Manager for Newell Brands with 20 years of experience in product safety. He works in the Baby Division on juvenile products with brands such as Graco®, Aprica® and Baby Jogger®. Some of his responsibilities include compliance and testing for juvenile... Read More →
avatar for Celestine Kish

Celestine Kish

Senior Engineering Psychologist, CPSC
Celestine Kish has been with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for more than 29 years.  She is a Senior Engineering Psychologist in the Division of Human Factors.  During her tenure with the CPSC, she has done extensive work in areas pertaining to children’s products... Read More →
avatar for Len Morrissey

Len Morrissey

Director, Technical Committee Operations Division, ASTM International
Len Morrissey is a director in the Technical Committee Operations Division of ASTM International, one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world.In his role, he leads a team that coordinates the standardization activities of over 50 ASTM Technical Committees... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Congressional A/B

5:00pm

Breakout #05: Consumer Product Safety Through the Years and Into the Future: A Fireside Chat
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.

Moderators
avatar for Kitty Pilarz

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Nancy MacPherson

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 →
avatar for Don Mays

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 →
avatar for David Pittle, Ph.D.

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 →
avatar for David Friedman

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
Congressional A/B

5:00pm

Breakout #06: Seeking Safer Chemicals Beyond Regulatory Requirements (repeating)
Consumer product brands and retailers are taking proactive steps to screen and select safer chemicals for products and processes. These efforts began with regulatory requirements like the REACH Regulation and Toy Safety Directive in Europe as well as California Proposition 65 in the US. Brands are moving beyond these drivers in response to pressure from NGOs, consumers, and other non-regulatory stakeholders. Coming to the forefront of these brand and retailer efforts is a growing culture of collaboration and alignment. Brands and categories are creating harmonized restricted substance lists to make it easier for suppliers to identify the priority chemicals of concern for action. But this work is going beyond the conventional list-checking processes to proactively screen and score formulations so supplier can objectively select safer formulations. In this panel discussion you will hear from professionals active in this collaborative work to describe these developments, provide examples, and offer ideas on how your company can engage as a supplier, brand, or retailer.

Moderators
avatar for Bobbi Wilding, MS

Bobbi Wilding, MS

Deputy Director, Clean & Healthy New York
Bobbi Wilding, MS, has been an environmental health advocate for over two decades. She is Deputy Director and co-founder of the non-profit organization Clean and Healthy New York. Since 2013, she has directed the Getting Ready for Baby campaign, comprised of over 100 organizations... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Scott Echols

Scott Echols

Programme DIrector, ZDHC Foundation
Scott Echols is an expert in sustainable materials and processes for the apparel and footwear industries. He has B.S and M.S. Degrees in chemistry and over 30 years of experience that has ranged from environmental chemistry to textile and footwear product chemistry. He is currently... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Kern

Kristen Kern

Government Relations Representative, American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)
Kristen Kern is a Government Relations Representative for the American Apparel & Footwear Association. She leads AAFA’s Environmental Sustainability portfolio, working with government and industry professionals to further environmental sustainability in the apparel and footwear... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Rinkevich

Joseph Rinkevich

President, Scivera
Joseph Rinkevich is Founder and President of Scivera, leading product development and customer relationships for the company. Scivera started in 2008 with a mission to help consumer product companies engage more efficiently with suppliers on the topic of safer chemicals selection... Read More →
avatar for Mike Schade

Mike Schade

Mind the Store Campaign Director, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
Mike Schade is the Mind the Store Campaign Director for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families where he coordinates a national U.S. campaign challenging the nation’s leading retailers to transform the marketplace away from hazardous chemicals and towards safer alternatives. For the previous... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom North

5:00pm

Breakout #07: Exploration of Foreign Body Hazards, Mitigation Strategies, Manufacturing and Quality Controls (repeating)
Small part release continues to be a leading cause of recalls and consumer injury. The diverse backgrounds of the panelists will first expose the hazards of different types of small parts and foreign bodies via medical expert discussion, then offer practical solutions from a safety consulting lab and manufacturer perspective. By understanding the hazards, foreseeable uses, and biomechanics, panelists will continue to divulge key information to mitigate potential hazards through design direction and manufacturing process controls.




Moderators
avatar for Keith Rhoades

Keith Rhoades

Client-Facing Safety Consultant, Intertek
Keith Rhoades has dedicated his professional and academic careers to consumer product safety, human factors research, and risk awareness. At Intertek, he works within the Product Assurance group as a client-facing safety consultant. His efforts help their clients design, manufacture... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kris R. Jatana, MD,  FAAP,  FACS

Kris R. Jatana, MD, FAAP, FACS

Doctor and Author
Dr. Jatana has been an author on >75 published manuscripts and book chapters and >100 presentations at scientific meetings. His research has earned several national and international awards. Since 2012, Dr. Jatana has served a leadership role on the National Button Battery Task Force... Read More →
avatar for Jared Fry

Jared Fry

Section Manager Toy Development & Safety, Mondelez International
Jared Fry, Section Manager Toy Development & Safety at Mondelez International, Jared develops winning toy offerings to be distributed within chocolate, biscuit, and snack items around the globe. His role is ensuring the safety, quality, efficiency, and customer satisfaction of these... Read More →
avatar for Joe Mohorovic

Joe Mohorovic

Senior Consultant, Troutman Sanders, Chicago
Board-certified product safety expert and former CPSC Commissioner, Joe Mohorovic brings real world experience in both the private and public sectors to Troutman Sanders' world-class Product Safety team, which offers best-in-class representation over the full lifecycle of a consumer... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom Central

5:00pm

Breakout #08: Using Consumer Product Liability Information Constructively for Product Safety
Lawsuits can have merit and valuable injury data and defect patterns come to light in the evidence submitted. The regulated community should be aware of information created that may be relevant to present and future production of their products. The panel will discuss their experiences in product liability cases that could help the regulated community and the Commission focus on eliminating defects that create a substantial product hazard.

Moderators
avatar for David Schmeltzer

David Schmeltzer

Senior Advisor to Stericycle, Consumer Product Safety Consultant
David Schmeltzer is a product safety consultant who specializes in matters involving the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He joined the Commission shortly after it was formed in 1973 and remained with the Commission working with seven different Chairmen. First as Deputy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dan Herling

Dan Herling

Member & Co-Chair, Mintz
Dan Herling  is the member and co-chair, Product Liability Practice with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. law firm. His offices are in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He is highly regarded for his defense of product liability cases involving consumer products. He... Read More →
avatar for Don Keenan

Don Keenan

Product Liability Attorney, The Keenan Law Firm
Don Keenan is a founder of Keenan’s Kid Foundation and well-known plaintiff’s trial attorney. During his 43 years of practice Mr. Keenan has handled children catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases in 47 states and 5 foreign countries. He calls this unique approach to law... Read More →


Tuesday February 26, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom South

6:00pm

ICPHSO Welcome Reception - Sponsored by Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc. & TUV SUD America Inc.
All ICPHSO registered attendees invited to network with other attendees and exhibitors and enjoy light refreshments and drinks.

Sponsored by Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc. & TUV SUD America Inc.

Tuesday February 26, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Exhibit Hall - Renaissance Ballroom

9:30pm

The ICIX Nightcap
Please join your fellow attendees after your dinner on Tuesday, February 26th from 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm for the ICIX Nightcap. All conference attendees are welcome to have a nightcap (or two) and relax with old friends and new. Two (2) complimentary drink tickets provided for the first 150 attendees to RSVP HERE. Event will be held at the miXX Lounge in the Renaissance Hotel lobby. Look forward to seeing you there!

Password: ICIX


Tuesday February 26, 2019 9:30pm - 11:30pm
miXX Lounge - Renaissance Hotel Lobby
 
Wednesday, February 27
 

7:00am

Breakfast - Sponsored by Dentons US LLP & QIMA (formerly AsiaInspection)
Sponsored by Dentons US LLP & QIMA (formerly AsiaInspection)

Wednesday February 27, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am
Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:00am

ICPHSO Registration
Wednesday February 27, 2019 7:00am - 6:00pm
Grand Registration

7:00am

Exhibit Hours
Wednesday February 27, 2019 7:00am - 7:30pm
Exhibit Hall - Renaissance Ballroom

8:00am

ICPHSO Opening Session - Matt Howsare, President Elect/Symposium Planning Chairman
Speakers
avatar for Matt Howsare

Matt Howsare

Member and Co-Chair Consumer Products Practice/ICPHSO President Elect and Symposium Planning Chairman, Mintz Levin
Matt Howsare is a Member with the law firm of Mintz Levin in Washington, DC and Co-Chair of the firm’s Consumer Products Practice. Mr. Howsare focuses on federal, state, and international product safety matters and related regulatory issues and litigation. He provides representation... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 8:00am - 8:05am
Grand Ballroom

8:05am

ICPHSO Presentation of the 2019 Ross Koeser Achievement Award
The Ross Koeser Achievement Award is given annually in honor of ICPHSO's founding member and first Executive Director, Ross Koeser. The recipient of the award is an ICPHSO member recognized for their significant contributions to the organization.  President Belinda May and 2018 award recipient,  Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D.will present the award to the 2019 recipient.

Speakers
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President/Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters around the world.  She is a partner in the firm's... Read More →
avatar for Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D.

Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D.

Human Factors Psychologist, Independent Safety Consulting
Dr. Carol Pollack-Nelson is a Human factors psychologist specializing in consumer product safety.  Serves as consultant to industry, government, attorneys to evaluate product design, warnings, instructions for a wide variety of products including children's toys and furniture, recreational... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 8:05am - 8:20am
Grand Ballroom

8:20am

CPSC Welcome and Opening Session
Speakers
avatar for Mary Boyle

Mary Boyle

Executive Director, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission


Wednesday February 27, 2019 8:20am - 8:30am
Grand Ballroom

8:30am

CPSC Keynote Presentation: CPSC Acting Chairman, Ann Marie Buerkle
Speakers
avatar for Ann Marie Buerkle

Ann Marie Buerkle

Acting Chairman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Ann Marie Buerkle has served as a Commissioner at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) since July of 2013.  She was named Acting Chairman of the agency on February 9, 2017. On July 24, 2017, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Ms. Buerkle to be... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
Grand Ballroom

9:00am

CPSC Plenary Session : #ASKCPSC
This plenary session provides attendees an opportunity to ask questions concerning a number of different operational offices within the CPSC.

Moderators
avatar for DeWane Ray

DeWane Ray

Deputy Executive Director, Safety Operations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
DeWane Ray, Deputy Executive Director for Safety Operations, oversees the Commission’s programs for Compliance and Field Operations; Import Surveillance; Hazard Identification & Reduction; International Programs and the CPSC’s Small Business Ombudsman.  Mr. Ray has been the Deputy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for George Borlase, Ph.D, PE

George Borlase, Ph.D, PE

Assistant Executive Director, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Dr. George Borlase currently serves as the Assistant Executive Director for Hazard Identification and Reduction at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).He and his staff are responsible for responsible for managing efforts to identify and mitigate the risk of injury... Read More →
avatar for Patty Davis

Patty Davis

Acting Director, Office of Communications, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
avatar for Patricia M. Hanz

Patricia M. Hanz

General Counsel, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Patricia M. Hanz is the General Counsel of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Ms. Hanz joined the CPSC in 2017.  Prior to joining the CPSC, Ms. Hanz was the Deputy General Counsel of Briggs & Stratton Corporation and prior to that, a Staff Attorney at the Wisconsin Department... Read More →
avatar for James Joholske

James Joholske

Director, Office of Import Surveillance, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Jim Joholske began his career at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in July 2000 in the agency’s Office of Compliance and Field Operations.  While in the Office of Compliance and Field Operations, he primarily focused on enforcement of mandatory regulations governing... Read More →
avatar for Robert Kaye

Robert Kaye

Director, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Robert Kaye has been the Director of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations since March 2017.  He comes to CPSC after serving as Chief Enforcement Officer for the Office of Federal Student Aid at the Department of Education.  Prior to that position, Mr. Kaye worked for more... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom

10:00am

Networking Break - Sponsored by Exponent, Inc. & Husch Blackwell LLP
Sponsored by Exponent, Inc. & Husch Blackwell LLP

Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Exhibit Hall - Renaissance Ballroom

10:30am

CPSC Plenary Session: Compliance Programs and FOIA
Speakers
avatar for Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy

Assistant General Counsel, Division of Compliance, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Mary Murphy is the Assistant General Counsel for the Division of Compliance within the Office of the General Counsel.  She and her staff initiate and handle all aspects of administrative litigation seeking mandatory recalls, investigate and negotiate civil penalties for violations... Read More →
avatar for Joseph F. Williams

Joseph F. Williams

Supervisory Compliance Officer, Defect Investigations Division, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Joe Williams oversees one of the investigative teams in the Defects Investigations Division in the Office of Compliance and Field Operations and has been with the CPSC since 2009.  He has worked on a variety of products and recalls, including a number of high priority and industry... Read More →
avatar for Abioye Mosheim

Abioye Mosheim

Assistant General Counsel, Division of the Secretariat, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom

12:00pm

Networking Break - Sponsored by ICPHSO
Sponsored by ICPHSO


Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Exhibit Hall - Renaissance Ballroom

12:45pm

Lunch and Luncheon Presentation: CPSC Acting Chairman, Ann Marie Buerkle and CPSC Commissioner Robert Adler : Two Philosophies: One Goal (Lunch Sponsored by Intertek)
Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle and Commissioner Robert Adler will discuss broad issues before the agency that go beyond current matters immediately before the Commission, including
  • Civility, compromise and collaboration at CPSC
  • Impact of new makeup of the Commission
  • Regulatory philosophies of the two speakers and how they affect their approaches to product safety
  • Policy views regarding the value of education campaigns, voluntary standards versus mandatory standards, civil penalties, and various other issues that come before the Commission

Lunch Sponsored by Intertek

Moderators
avatar for Shelby Mathis

Shelby Mathis

Small Business Ombudsman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Shelby serves as the Small Business Ombudsman at the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Through her office, Shelby aims to provide information to small businesses that is clear, easy to understand, and consistent with agency policy. Before joining the CPSC, Shelby worked at Johns... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert S. Adler

Robert S. Adler

Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Robert S. Adler is a Commissioner at the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He began serving as a Commissioner August 18, 2009. He was renominated by President Obama on May 14, 2014 and confirmed by the senate on December 2, 2014. His term runs through October 2021... Read More →
avatar for Ann Marie Buerkle

Ann Marie Buerkle

Acting Chairman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Ann Marie Buerkle has served as a Commissioner at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) since July of 2013.  She was named Acting Chairman of the agency on February 9, 2017. On July 24, 2017, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Ms. Buerkle to be... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Grand Ballroom

2:15pm

Plenary Session: ICPHSO Inclusion
Hear and see a compelling video of ICPHSO's efforts over the last year to take its commitment to stakeholder inclusion to an even higher level within the product safety community.  Product safety has no boundaries and is non-partisan from the human perspective.  We kicked off the Inclusion Initiative during Pride Month at Amazon, in Seattle, WA  in June 2018 at our Northwest Regional Product Safety Training Workshop.  An additional session took place in November 2018 at the ICPHSO International Symposium in Brussels. 

Speakers
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President/Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters around the world.  She is a partner in the firm's... Read More →
avatar for Carol Roberts

Carol Roberts

Associate, Cooley LLP
Carol  Roberts is an associate in Cooley’s product compliance and product liability team. She advises world leading brands on product compliance and regulatory matters, ranging from new product launches, to challenges that can arise throughout the life of a product.  Her experience... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom

2:30pm

Networking Break - Sponsored by The Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell LLP, STC Group & The Toy Association, Inc.
 Sponsored by Bracewell LLP,  STC Group & The Toy Association, Inc.

Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Exhibit Hall - Renaissance Ballroom

3:15pm

Breakout #09: Think Like a Consumer: Proactive Safety Engineering (repeating)
This interactive panel will discuss how to integrate safety into the design and manufacturing process. This includes going beyond safety standards, especially when standards aren’t keeping up with new technology or don’t exist for a product and involves understanding consumer behavior, being able to predict consumer use patterns, and tools to design solutions to hazards that don't themselves become a hazard. The panel will discuss scenarios, highlighting best practices and strategies for anticipating safety issues more effectively in design.

Moderators
avatar for Nancy Cowles

Nancy Cowles

Executive Director, Kids In Danger (KID)
Nancy is the Executive Director of Kids In Danger (KID), a nonprofit dedicated to protecting children by fighting for product safety. KID’s mission is to save lives by enhancing transparency and accountability through safer product development, better education and stronger advocacy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rana Balci-Sinha

Rana Balci-Sinha

Division Director, Human Factors, US CPSC
Rana Balci-Sinha serves as Director of Human Factors Division at CPSC. She worked as human factors engineer at CPSC for seven years before being appointed to her current position in 2016. In her previous role, Rana managed rulemaking projects, worked on product recall effectiveness... Read More →
avatar for Jeanne Murphy

Jeanne Murphy

FERRERO: Kinder Toy Development
Jeanne joined Ferrero in 1993 and spent 18 years abroad working for the Group in Bruxelles and Luxembourg doing marketing, advertising and strategic planning for brands around the world.  In 2011 she returned to the USA in a government/public affairs capacity with remit for a wide... Read More →
avatar for Simon Long

Simon Long

Product Safety, Dyson
Having gained many years of engineering experience across a range of industries, Simon is currently Head of Product Safety at Dyson, manufacturers of domestic appliances. With new technology and innovative designs, Dyson recognizes that simply meeting Approvals Standards does not... Read More →
avatar for John McNulty

John McNulty

Head of Safety and Compliance Engineering for Hardware, Google
John McNulty leads the Compliance (Safety-Environment-EMC-RF-Carrier) and beyond regulatory Safety teams for Google's consumer hardware division. The products he is responsible for include smart phones, laptops, tablets, wireless chargers, WiFi routers, speakers, thermostats, smoke/CO... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Grand Ballroom North

3:15pm

Breakout #10: Technology: A Powerful Tool for Improving Recall Effectiveness (repeating)
Technology is a silent yet highly effective advocate in its role of product and recall notifications uniting manufacturers and consumers. And today’s consumers expect the speed and ease of technology – and in fact may even prefer, during a recall, to interact with chatbots to receive company and personal communications. 

We will discuss the importance of technology for identifying consumers during critical onboarding moments and the best ways to connect to them when needed. We’ll share perspectives from all constituents alongside of the latest research on consumer communication preferences. We will hear from marketing experts and safety and recall experts who can provide insight into these issues and discuss whether companies should have different strategies to reach different consumer populations.

Moderators
avatar for Heather Wilkerson

Heather Wilkerson

VP, Marketing, Registria
Heather leads Marketing at Registria, with a diverse background in customer data, marketing technology and SaaS organizations. Heather's experience leading marketing initiatives and driving business growth has been across various business stages ranging from startup to challenger... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Remington Gregg

Remington Gregg

Counsel for Civil Justice and Consumer Rights
Remington is Counsel for Civil Justice and Consumer Rights where he leads the fight to protect American consumers from corporate rip-offs and abuses, working on a portfolio that includes access to justice, forced arbitration, product safety, and consumer protection.Previously, Remington... Read More →
avatar for Linnea Catalan

Linnea Catalan

Executive Director, Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA)
Linnea Catalan has been the Executive Director of the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance trade organization for 6.5 years. Through the BCIA Linnea works to propagate industry standards and promote educational outreach, working with regulators, consumer groups and industry leaders. One... Read More →
avatar for Shelby Mathis

Shelby Mathis

Small Business Ombudsman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Shelby serves as the Small Business Ombudsman at the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Through her office, Shelby aims to provide information to small businesses that is clear, easy to understand, and consistent with agency policy. Before joining the CPSC, Shelby worked at Johns... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Grand Ballroom Central

3:15pm

Breakout #11: Policymakers' Perspective on Product Safety
Current and former Congressional staff and stakeholders will discuss historical, current and possible future Congressional perspectives and action on CPSC. What are the lessons learned in previous Congressional reviews of the Commission and its statutory authorities which might foreshadow future Hill activity? How does working on the Hill and then at CPSC or in the private sector change one's perspectives about CPSC and product safety policy?

Moderators
avatar for Charles A. Samuels

Charles A. Samuels

Partner, Mintz
Chuck Samuels is an antitrust and regulatory lawyer who devotes a significant portion of his practice to assisting clients with consumer product safety and environmental regulations. He serves as general counsel to numerous trade associations. For the Association of Home Appliance... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Day

Christopher Day

Democratic Deputy Staff Director, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Christopher Day is the Democratic Deputy Staff Director for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.  Prior to that, Mr. Day served as Deputy Legislative Director in the Office of U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, where he handled all of the Senator's non-transportation... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Goldman

Lisa Goldman

Senior Counsel, House Energy & Commerce Committee
Lisa Goldman is Senior Counsel for the Majority Staff of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee. Her work focuses on product safety, emerging technology, auto safety, and general consumer protection. Before coming to work in the... Read More →
avatar for Jana Fong-Swamidoss

Jana Fong-Swamidoss

Senior Counsel to Commissioner Elliot Kaye, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Jana Fong-Swamidoss is Chief Counsel to Commissioner Elliot F. Kaye of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  From September 2014 to February 2017, she also served as Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel to Commissioner Kaye during his tenure as Chairman of the CPSC.  Ms... Read More →
avatar for Paul Nagle

Paul Nagle

Former Senate Commerce Committee, Alibaba
Mr. Nagle is a Director of International Government Affairs for Alibaba Group. Product safety is one of the many important issues that Mr. Nagle focuses on for Alibaba Group, with other issues including foreign investment, export controls, data security and privacy, as well as fintech... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Grand Ballroom South

3:15pm

Breakout #12: Chasing the Unicorn - Why is it so Hard to Achieve International Harmonisation of Product Safety Standards?
Within the international product safety community, across all stakeholder groups, there is universal acceptance of the desirability of international harmonization of product safety standards and regulatory requirements for product safety.   Yet this remains an elusive goal, with examples of high degrees of harmonization being rare in any consumer product sector.  Yet strong examples of success are seen in other sectors, for example the aviation industry.  So why is harmonization so challenging in the consumer products sectors?

This session will start to open up a new discussion on the topic, highlighting some real-world case studies that provide examples of where a good degree of international harmonization has been achieved, and examples of where it has proved to be elusive.

The discussion will be led by experts in the field from around the world with hands-on experience of the practical challenges that arise when seeking international harmonisation, and the difficulties that exist when that goal proves to be difficult to achieve.

Ultimately, the objective of this discussion is to start looking at this issue from a fresh angle, to help us to start to find workable solutions.  

Moderators
avatar for Claire Temple

Claire Temple

Special Counsel, Cooley LLP
Claire Temple, Special Counsel at Cooley LLP. An international products lawyer and regulatory specialist, Claire helps clients navigate the world of international product regulation to understand their compliance obligations and risk when designing and developing consumer products... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eva Sinkovic

Eva Sinkovic

Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers Product Safety and Rapid Alert System, European Commission
Eva Sinkovic works in Brussels, Belgium at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers as Policy officer in the unit Product Safety and Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products. She is dealing with standards for consumer products as well as with... Read More →
avatar for Len Morrissey

Len Morrissey

Director, Technical Committee Operations Division, ASTM International
Len Morrissey is a director in the Technical Committee Operations Division of ASTM International, one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world.In his role, he leads a team that coordinates the standardization activities of over 50 ASTM Technical Committees... Read More →
avatar for Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D.

Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D.

Human Factors Psychologist, Independent Safety Consulting
Dr. Carol Pollack-Nelson is a Human factors psychologist specializing in consumer product safety.  Serves as consultant to industry, government, attorneys to evaluate product design, warnings, instructions for a wide variety of products including children's toys and furniture, recreational... Read More →
avatar for Joan Lawrence

Joan Lawrence

Senior Vice President of Standards and Regulatory Affairs, The Toy Association
Joan Lawrence is Senior Vice President of Standards and Regulatory Affairs for The Toy Association. A 25+year veteran of The Toy Association, Ms. Lawrence's role includes managing the Association's product safety programs -- including leading efforts in the development of U.S. and... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Congressional A/B

4:25pm

Breakout #13: Think Like a Consumer: Proactive Safety Engineering (repeating)
This interactive panel will discuss how to integrate safety into the design and manufacturing process. This includes going beyond safety standards, especially when standards aren’t keeping up with new technology or don’t exist for a product and involves understanding consumer behavior, being able to predict consumer use patterns, and tools to design solutions to hazards that don't themselves become a hazard. The panel will discuss scenarios, highlighting best practices and strategies for anticipating safety issues more effectively in design.

Moderators
avatar for Nancy Cowles

Nancy Cowles

Executive Director, Kids In Danger (KID)
Nancy is the Executive Director of Kids In Danger (KID), a nonprofit dedicated to protecting children by fighting for product safety. KID’s mission is to save lives by enhancing transparency and accountability through safer product development, better education and stronger advocacy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rana Balci-Sinha

Rana Balci-Sinha

Division Director, Human Factors, US CPSC
Rana Balci-Sinha serves as Director of Human Factors Division at CPSC. She worked as human factors engineer at CPSC for seven years before being appointed to her current position in 2016. In her previous role, Rana managed rulemaking projects, worked on product recall effectiveness... Read More →
avatar for Jeanne Murphy

Jeanne Murphy

FERRERO: Kinder Toy Development
Jeanne joined Ferrero in 1993 and spent 18 years abroad working for the Group in Bruxelles and Luxembourg doing marketing, advertising and strategic planning for brands around the world.  In 2011 she returned to the USA in a government/public affairs capacity with remit for a wide... Read More →
avatar for Simon Long

Simon Long

Product Safety, Dyson
Having gained many years of engineering experience across a range of industries, Simon is currently Head of Product Safety at Dyson, manufacturers of domestic appliances. With new technology and innovative designs, Dyson recognizes that simply meeting Approvals Standards does not... Read More →
avatar for John McNulty

John McNulty

Head of Safety and Compliance Engineering for Hardware, Google
John McNulty leads the Compliance (Safety-Environment-EMC-RF-Carrier) and beyond regulatory Safety teams for Google's consumer hardware division. The products he is responsible for include smart phones, laptops, tablets, wireless chargers, WiFi routers, speakers, thermostats, smoke/CO... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 4:25pm - 5:25pm
Grand Ballroom North

4:25pm

Breakout #14: Technology: A Powerful Tool for Improving Recall Effectiveness (repeating)
Technology is a silent yet highly effective advocate in its role of product and recall notifications uniting manufacturers and consumers. And today’s consumers expect the speed and ease of technology – and in fact may even prefer, during a recall, to interact with chatbots to receive company and personal communications. 

We will discuss the importance of technology for identifying consumers during critical onboarding moments and the best ways to connect to them when needed. We’ll share perspectives from all constituents alongside of the latest research on consumer communication preferences. We will hear from marketing experts and safety and recall experts who can provide insight into these issues and discuss whether companies should have different strategies to reach different consumer populations.

Moderators
avatar for Heather Wilkerson

Heather Wilkerson

VP, Marketing, Registria
Heather leads Marketing at Registria, with a diverse background in customer data, marketing technology and SaaS organizations. Heather's experience leading marketing initiatives and driving business growth has been across various business stages ranging from startup to challenger... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Remington Gregg

Remington Gregg

Counsel for Civil Justice and Consumer Rights
Remington is Counsel for Civil Justice and Consumer Rights where he leads the fight to protect American consumers from corporate rip-offs and abuses, working on a portfolio that includes access to justice, forced arbitration, product safety, and consumer protection.Previously, Remington... Read More →
avatar for Linnea Catalan

Linnea Catalan

Executive Director, Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA)
Linnea Catalan has been the Executive Director of the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance trade organization for 6.5 years. Through the BCIA Linnea works to propagate industry standards and promote educational outreach, working with regulators, consumer groups and industry leaders. One... Read More →
avatar for Shelby Mathis

Shelby Mathis

Small Business Ombudsman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Shelby serves as the Small Business Ombudsman at the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Through her office, Shelby aims to provide information to small businesses that is clear, easy to understand, and consistent with agency policy. Before joining the CPSC, Shelby worked at Johns... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 4:25pm - 5:25pm
Grand Ballroom Central

4:25pm

Breakout #15: - Knowing Your Suppliers: Emerging Technologies to Affirm Provenance
Companies undertake a variety of activities to identify, understand, and manage supply chain related risks. These risks range from product quality, to regulatory compliance, to social concerns, to environmental sustainability. Foundational to effective supply chain management is understanding the participant’s in a company’s supply chain. In an environment where ​Transparency​ is the new norm - knowing the supply chain is critical. Through emerging technologies, companies are increasingly able to understand and affirm critical assertions related to the composition of their supply chain. These technologies range from supply chain mapping and management platforms to blockchain applications to enabling and enhancing technologies using DNA forensics. In all cases, through technology - including Big Data Analytics and Distributed Computing - companies are better positioned to have more confident insight into the location, processes and activities outside of their direct control.

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Pratik Ichhaporia

Dr. Pratik Ichhaporia

Director, Technical Services, Intertek
Dr. Pratik Ichhaporia is a frequent speaker and author on quality, safety and environmental issues affecting the textiles, toys, and hardlines industries. In his capacity as the Director of Technical Services, Pratik provides counsel to Intertek customers about compliance with and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adam Altrichter

Adam Altrichter

Product Manager, Phylagen, Inc.
Adam Altrichter is a Product Manager at Phylagen leading product and customer development in supply chain applications. He has a background in data science and molecular ecology with extensive experience in microbiome technology applications. He has previously been on trailblazing... Read More →
avatar for Matt Smith

Matt Smith

President & Founder, ICIX
Matt Smith is the Founder of ICIX, where he is responsible for determining the company’s vision and cultivating strategic relationships. A recognized authority in supply chain risk management and product safety, he works with governments and advocacy groups to determine and champion... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 4:25pm - 5:25pm
Grand Ballroom South

4:25pm

Breakout #16: Expanding Your Business - Product Safety Approaches in Non-Traditional Markets
Companies are increasingly looking to expand into less traditional markets such as Asia and the Middle East. Taking a holistic approach, this session looks not just at product safety regulations but also the nuances of individual country approaches to product safety, their enforcement and real-life challenges and solutions to help you grow your business in these areas. Countries to be discussed include Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Russia, Brazil, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Moderators
avatar for Toni Galligan

Toni Galligan

Global Director of Premium Safety and Packaging Quality, Kellog Company
Toni Galligan is Global Director of Premium Safety and Packaging Quality at the Kellogg Company. With 20+ years’ experience in various roles, Ms. Galligan has worked with Kellogg Premiums and promotions since 2005. She led the development of global policies and best practices for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ann Leung

Ann Leung

QIMA (formerly AsiaInspection)
Dr. Ann Leung holds a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Imperial College in London, England. She is an expert in global regulatory compliance in the sphere of chemical, toys, hardlines, and softlines, with over a decade of experience in consumer product testing and certification... Read More →
avatar for Alexander Murph

Alexander Murph

Director, Product Safety & Compliance, The Step2 Company
Alexander Murph is the director of product safety and compliance at Step2. He has worked in product safety for 10 years and is in charge of global compliance for Step2 products. In this role he oversees the day to day operations of the lab, involved in product realization and ensures... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 4:25pm - 5:25pm
Congressional A/B

5:30pm

2020 Symposium Planning Committee Meeting
Speakers
avatar for Marc Schoem

Marc Schoem

Executive Director, ICPHSO
avatar for Rick Rosati

Rick Rosati

Director of Technical Services, Americas Region, Bureau Veritas - Consumer Products Services
Rick Rosati works for Bureau Veritas and is the Director of Technical Services in the Americas region.  His primary responsibilities include monitoring and communicating legislative and regulatory activity, participating in pertinent standards development activity and supporting... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Congressional C

6:00pm

ICPHSO Reception - Sponsored by SGS North America, Inc.
Sponsored by SGS North America, Inc.

Wednesday February 27, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Exhibit Hall - Renaissance Ballroom
 
Thursday, February 28
 

7:00am

Breakfast - Sponsored by Stericycle Expert Solutions & UL LLC
Sponsored by Stericycle Expert Solutions & UL LLC

Thursday February 28, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am
Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:00am

Exhibit Hours
Thursday February 28, 2019 7:00am - 12:00pm
Exhibit Hall - Renaissance Ballroom

7:00am

ICPHSO Registration
Thursday February 28, 2019 7:00am - 2:00pm
Grand Registration

8:00am

Changing of the Gavel
Speakers
avatar for Matt Howsare

Matt Howsare

Member and Co-Chair Consumer Products Practice/ICPHSO President Elect and Symposium Planning Chairman, Mintz Levin
Matt Howsare is a Member with the law firm of Mintz Levin in Washington, DC and Co-Chair of the firm’s Consumer Products Practice. Mr. Howsare focuses on federal, state, and international product safety matters and related regulatory issues and litigation. He provides representation... Read More →
avatar for Belinda May

Belinda May

ICPHSO President/Partner, Dentons US LLP
Belinda May is ICPHSO's President.  She has served on the ICPHSO Board of Directors since 2015.  Ms. May practices with Dentons' US consumer products, regulatory, and litigation groups and routinely works with colleagues on matters around the world.  She is a partner in the firm's... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
Grand Ballroom

8:30am

Plenary #05: Agencies Stand United for Consumer Product Safety - Evolving Approaches for Innovation & Technology
In the new age of the IoT, innovative and nontraditional products are making their way into consumers' hands with increasing regularity.   In fact, IoT products are touching every aspect of our lives, resulting in blurred lines amongst agencies' cross-jurisdictional reach. As a result, agencies must balance desires not to over-regulate with the competing desires to make sure consumers are somehow protected when they engage with non-traditional products. In this session, a panel of senior government regulators will discuss how the government approaches regulating emerging technology products from a risk and regulatory perspective. Additionally, the panelists will explore how they can and do unite to best effectuate a shared mission of protecting consumers and how they are adapting as it becomes easier for consumers to obtain innovative and cross-functioning products.



Moderators
avatar for Sarah Carlson

Sarah Carlson

Partner, Dentons US LLP
Sarah Carlson is a Partner at Dentons, where she focuses on consumer products and advertising law.  Sarah is a member of ICPHSO and presented at the 2016 International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization Annual Meeting & Training Symposium (presentation titled - "Civil... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lesley Fair

Lesley Fair

Senior Attorney, Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection
Lesley Fair is a Senior Attorney with the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. For more than 20 years she litigated false advertising and fraud cases. She now specializes in industry outreach and serves as the primary author of the FTC’s Business Blog, which... Read More →
avatar for Peter A. Feldman

Peter A. Feldman

Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Peter A. Feldman is a Commissioner at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  He was nominated by President Donald J. Trump, and confirmed by the United States Senate, to complete the remainder of a term expiring in October 2019.  Mr. Feldman was re-nominated, and confirmed... Read More →
avatar for Finch Fulton

Finch Fulton

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, US Department of Transportation
Finch Fulton is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy.He served as a member of the President’s Transition Team, focusing on Transportation and Infrastructure Policy, and with the Department of Transportation as a Special Advisor to the Secretary on Transportation... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Grand Ballroom

9:30am

Plenary #06: Periscope Up! - Fresh Approaches to Product Safety Questions for Fast Moving New Consumer Technologies
New digital technologies including IoT, artificial intelligence, autonomous machines and 3D printing are creating new challenges, and raising new questions for innovative manufacturers of products deploying those technologies. Existing standards frequently fall short of providing meaningful parameters, and manufacturers risk falling foul of regulations which may inhibit their ability to continue to innovate and market their products. Likewise, regulators and policy-makers around the world are becoming increasingly concerned about the adequacy of existing regulatory structures to deal with the new safety challenges of new digital technologies.  They are questioning whether significant reforms are needed but struggling to adapt quickly enough to deal with the tech revolution.
 
As the rate of implementation of these technologies in the consumer products sector continues to gather pace, these challenges, and these questions are not going to go away.  New approaches are needed, and fast.
 
This session will start to discuss how solutions to many of these issues for the consumer products sector may be more readily found if we avoid “tunnel vision” on the topic.  Beyond the consumer products sector, many of the same questions are being considered in other sectors and in other contexts, in some cases with the development of solutions being relatively advanced around the world.  
 
• What can we learn from those other sectors, and those other contexts?  
 
• How can the consumer product safety community benefit from a more “united” outlook with other sectors when it comes to new tech?


Moderators
avatar for Richard O'Brien

Richard O'Brien

Director of International Programs, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
At the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Richard. O’Brien oversees the regulatory agency’s international activities.  This includes coordinating with foreign product safety agencies and providing training on U.S. requirements to foreign suppliers and to overseas buyers for... Read More →

Speakers
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Rod Freeman

Partner, Cooley LLP
Rod Freeman is an international products lawyer. He is routinely ranked as a leading product litigation lawyer in the major legal directories, where he is described as “the outstanding go-to specialist for product liability matters” and “without a shadow of a doubt the most... Read More →
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Matt Dickman

Technical Program Manager, Health & Safety, Oculus VR
Matthew Dickman leads the product health and safety efforts at Oculus with a focus on real-world utilization. Prior to joining Oculus, Matt spent 9 years working in medical imaging driving worldwide applications for portable CT scanners, most recently with Samsung. He has a passion... Read More →
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Jason Levine

Executive Director, Center for Auto Safety
Jason Levine is the Executive Director of the Center for Auto Safety, an 48 year-old independent, member supported, non-profit advocacy organization based in Washington, DC focused on auto safety, quality, and fuel economy. Prior to joining the Center, Jason served as the Director... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Grand Ballroom

10:30am

Networking Break - Sponsored by ICPHSO
Sponsored by ICPHSO


Thursday February 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Exhibit Hall - Renaissance Ballroom

11:00am

Plenary #07: Interactive Product Safety Simulation
Humans are “emotional, semi-rational creatures, plagued with a host of biases, mental shortcuts, and errors in thinking.” Most product safety professionals are humans, ergo most of us are also semi-rational and plagued with flaws in our logic (non-humans excepted). Thanks to the research on cognitive bias, our semi-rationality is predictable. This interactive simulation will take you on a fun journey to explore how confirmation bias, arguably one of the most common cognitive biases, can impact product safety. Diverse viewpoints will be illustrated by the lively characters showcased by the panel. Practical takeaways will be given on how the safety community can work together to evolve and cope efficiently with a complex and dynamic environment.

Moderators
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Xiao Chen

Vice President Product Assurance, Intertek
Xiao Chen serves as Vice President Product Assurance at Intertek. Xiao has more than 18 years’ experience advising manufacturers, retailers, governmental agencies and standard development organizations on hazard analysis, risk assessment, and risk communication. Her specialty resides... Read More →

Speakers
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Geoff Barrett

Director, Risk Mangement Bureau, Health Canada
Geoff Barrett is the Director of the Risk Management Bureau (RMB) of the Consumer Product Safety Directorate, HECSB, HC. In this role he is responsible for the development of risk management approaches including communications with consumers, contributing to the development of regional... Read More →
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Matt Howsare

Member and Co-Chair Consumer Products Practice/ICPHSO President Elect and Symposium Planning Chairman, Mintz Levin
Matt Howsare is a Member with the law firm of Mintz Levin in Washington, DC and Co-Chair of the firm’s Consumer Products Practice. Mr. Howsare focuses on federal, state, and international product safety matters and related regulatory issues and litigation. He provides representation... Read More →
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David Kosnoff

Vice President Quality Assurance, Hasbro Far East, Ltd
David Kosnoff is Vice President Quality Assurance for Hasbro Far East, Ltd, the global development and sourcing arm of Hasbro, Inc., the world’s largest toy company. Based in Hong Kong, he leads Quality Engineering, Vendor Quality Management, Chemical Compliance, and Asia Product... Read More →
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Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D.

Human Factors Psychologist, Independent Safety Consulting
Dr. Carol Pollack-Nelson is a Human factors psychologist specializing in consumer product safety.  Serves as consultant to industry, government, attorneys to evaluate product design, warnings, instructions for a wide variety of products including children's toys and furniture, recreational... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Grand Ballroom

12:00pm

United for Senior Safety - Lunch and Luncheon Keynote Presentation: CPSC Commissioner Robert Adler
Commissioner Robert Adler will discuss his vision for senior safety including CPCS’s incident data involving older Americans. Commissioner Adler will also highlight the Senior Safety Initiative he proposed in 2014 as Acting Chair of the Commission which will include the action steps he recommends for the CPSC to address and ultimately reduce product safety related hazards to seniors

Speakers
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Robert S. Adler

Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Robert S. Adler is a Commissioner at the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He began serving as a Commissioner August 18, 2009. He was renominated by President Obama on May 14, 2014 and confirmed by the senate on December 2, 2014. His term runs through October 2021... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom

1:00pm

Plenary #08: United for Senior Safety Plenary Session
This panel brings together expert panelists representing community groups, academia, and manufacturers, all working to promote safer products for seniors. Our goal is to highlight the complex and nuanced issues related to the regulation, design, marketing, and safe use of products for seniors.

Dr Johnathon Ehsani from Johns Hopkins University will share recent examples and highlights of safety concerns in products for seniors.

Helen O’Connor, is a researcher at P&G one of the world's largest fast-moving-consumer-goods companies. She will discuss her work with seniors to identify the challenges they face across multiple product categories that are key to Activities of Independent Daily Living. She then works with design teams to create solutions to address those challenges focusing on irresistible consumer experiences that happen to also drive safe independent living.

Randy Cooper, VP for Technical Operations and Standards at the Association for Home Appliance Manufacturers, will discuss potential hazard patterns for seniors related to appliances, and solutions that appliance manufacturers are implementing through proposals to voluntary consensus standards.

Dr Wendy Baldwin, AARP Chapter President, will provide perspective from the country's best known advocacy organization for older Americans, and discuss moving from data to policy as we work together towards making products safer for seniors.

Moderators
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Alan Abrahams

Associate Professor of Business Information Technology, Virginia Tech
Dr Alan Abrahams is an Associate Professor of Business Information Technology at Virginia Tech, and is a member of the Affiliated Faculty at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research team are winners of the international... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Wendy Baldwin

Dr. Wendy Baldwin

AARP Chapter President
Dr. Wendy Baldwin trained as a social demographer, Baldwin spent 30 years at the National Institutes of Health. She also led an international poverty, gender, and youth program at the Population Council in NY. Before retiring to Blacksburg, VA, she was president of the Population... Read More →
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Randy Cooper

Vice President, Technical Operations & Standards, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers - AHAM
Randy Cooper joined AHAM in July 2016 as AHAM’s Vice President of Technical Operations & Standards. In this role, he is the staff leader on a host of technical and regulatory issues, including liaison with safety and performance standards organizations. He is the staff coordinator... Read More →
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Dr. Johnathon Ehsani

Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr. Ehsani is an injury prevention researcher based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research areas include road safety, product safety and opioid-related deaths. is the current Leon S. Robertson Chair in Injury Prevention.
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Helen O'Connor

Group Scientist, Procter & Gamble
Helen O’Connor is a Group Scientist at Procter & Gamble who spends her days searching for the consumer truths that will turn everyday chores like doing laundry, the dishes or sweeping the floor into something people can enjoy or maybe even look forward to doing. As a Product Researcher... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand Ballroom

1:01pm

Associated Meeting: Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) (Click here to register) - STARTS 12:30 pm
Associated Meeting: Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) (Click here to register) - Associated Meeting Starts at 12:30 pm for registered attendees.  Pre registration through JPMA required.


Thursday February 28, 2019 1:01pm - 6:30pm
Mount Vernon Square

2:30pm