The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization’s 2017 Annual Meeting & Training Symposium is being held February 20-23, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Evaluating & Managing Risk.”
Cheryl Falvey, former general counsel of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and partner in the Advertising & Product Risk Management Group, is speaking on February 22nd. Her session is entitled “Practical Lessons In Identifying Risk, Using Effective Tools to Manage It, and Using Data to Meet Regulatory Obligations – In Other Words, How to Stay Out of Trouble!” Cheryl will sit on a panel of industry representatives, all of whom have previously work at CPSC. This panel will provide both the industry perspective as well as insights from the panelists based upon their experiences at CPSC on what one might expect from the regulatory agency responsible for product safety.
Key topics will include:
- Guidance and tools that exist to assist industry officials in identifying reportable safety issues at the earliest possible moment to avoid late reporting and exposing consumers to an avoidable risk.
- Development of a comprehensive internal compliance program to identify risks and/or defects before they can do harm to your customer.
- Use of available systems to assist you in identifying risks/defects.
- Understanding what data to collect and review to assist in making appropriate determinations and when to actually report information to CPSC.