CPSC Public Meeting: Apparel

Thursday, January 22, 2009
Bethesda, Maryland


The participants discussed lead content limits and testing requirements specified by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). Industry representatives discussed product testing programs and the results of testing for lead, and provided overviews of industry practices.

 

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  Non-Government Participants' Presentations


These presentations were not prepared by the Commission or Commission staff and are not official documents of the CPSC, have not been reviewed by, and may not necessarily reflect the views of, the Commission.

Investigation of Lead in Hosiery Products (pdf)

  Dan St. Louis, Hosiery Technology Center
  Prof. Kim Browning, Catawba Valley Community College 

 

Consumer Craft Products (pdf)

  Audie McDearis, VP Supply Chain, Coats and Clark 

 

Children's Textile Products Lead Testing (pdf)

  Peggy Fowler, Sr. Director Product Safety and Regulatory Compliance, Wal-Mart

 

Watch the Meeting:

Apparel Meeting

List of speakers:


  Steve Lamar, American Apparel & Footwear Association
  Stephanie Lester, Retail Industry Leaders Association
  Peggy Fowler, Sr. Director Product Safety and Regulatory Compliance, Wal-Mart
  Jennifer Morgan, Manager of Merchandise Testing and Evaluation, JC Penney
  Pavani Nandula, Textile QA Manager, The Children’s Place
  Nathan Fleisig, Outerstuff
  Audie McDearis, VP Supply Chain, Coats and Clark
  Dan St. Louis, Hosiery Technology Center
  Prof. Kim Browning, Catawba Valley Community College
  Phil Wakelyn, National Cotton Council

 

Question and Answer Session