Safety Academy Agenda

This is the agenda for the September 18, 2013 Safety Academy held in Seattle, WA
August 14, 2013

 

8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Morning Session: Introduction to CPSC

8:00 a.m. 

 

Welcome and Introductions   


 Marc J. Schoem, Acting Director, Office of Education, Global Outreach and Small Business Ombudsman, CPSC

8:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Panel 1: Reporting Requirements, Investigations, Regulatory Violations, Recalls, and Steps to Avoid Recalls 


Ray Aragon, Assistant Executive Director, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, CPSC, Moderator

 

Blake Rose, Team Lead, Defects Investigation Division, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, CPSC


Mary Toro, Director, Regulatory Enforcement Division, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, CPSC

 

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

Break 

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Panel 2: Toys Standards 


Neal Cohen, Small Business Ombudsman, CPSC, Moderator


Robert von Goeben, Co-Founder, Green Toys


Nancy Cowles, Executive Director, Kids in Danger


Pratik Ichhaporia, Director, Technical Services, Intertek

11:30 am to 12:45 p.m.

Lunch On Your Own 

12:45 p.m. to 4:00p.m.

Afternoon  Session

12:45 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Keynote by Chairman Inez Tenenbaum            

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Panel 3: Testing, Mandatory Testing, Component Parts Testing, Certificates of Conformity


Neal Cohen, Small Business Ombudsman, CPSC, Moderator

 

Louann Spirito, Director Technical Support, Softlines, Consumer Testing Services - A Division of SGS North America, Inc. 

 

Jacqueline Campbell, Textile Technologist, Division of Fire and Combustion Sciences, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, CPSC

 

Mary Toro, Director, Regulatory Enforcement Division, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, CPSC

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Panel 4:  Flammable Fabrics, Sleepwear, Drawstrings 

 

Mary Toro, Director, Regulatory Enforcement Division, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, CPSC, Moderator

 

Jacqueline Campbell, Textile Technologist, Division of Fire and Combustion Sciences, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, CPSC


Seemanta Mitra, Senior Director, Textiles, Intertek


Hardy Poole, Vice President, National Council of Textile Organizations

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Panel 5: Frequently Asked Questions About Imports

 

Carol Cave, Assistant Executive Director, Office of Import Surveillance, CPSC

 

 

John Blachere, International Trade Specialist, Import Surveillance, CPSC

4:00 p.m.

Closing Comments 

 

N.J. Scheers, Director, Intergovernmental Affairs, CPSC

The presentations of the panelists have not been reviewed or approved by, and may not reflect the views of the 
 Commission

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