Crowell & Moring’s Product Risk Management Group is pleased to invite readers of the blog to a luncheon featuring remarks by Commissioner Anne M. Northup of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on the effects of regulation on U.S. businesses. Retailers of consumer products (along with manufacturers, importers and distributors) are dealing with increased U.S. regulation as a result of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008. Commissioner Northup will share her views on the regulatory activities she sees on a daily basis at the CPSC and welcomes a lively dialogue with attendees regarding the impact these actions are having on businesses.

Commissioner Northup is focused on issues that create a better environment for competition, growth, and worldwide commerce. As a former Member of Congress and current CPSC Commissioner, she has a unique perspective on the costs and implementation challenges that regulation can present to both businesses and the economy. The Commissioner will address a number of topics, including:

  • How the CPSC can more effectively and efficiently advance its safety mission;
  • Upcoming regulatory issues on the CPSC’s agenda;
  • The impact on businesses of various CPSC actions, including the new third-party testing  rule and the continuing evolution of the portal.

The luncheon will be held at Crowell & Moring’s Washington D.C. office (located at 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue) from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information and to register, please click on the link.