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Tuesday, February 21 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Breakout Session # 8: Toy Safety: Revised ASTM F-963 Standard and Strategies to Manage Emerging Hazards

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This panel will feature an overview of the recently adopted changes to the ASTM F963 Toy Safety Standard. In addition, panelists will discuss new and emerging toy safety issues and hazards, as well as best practices and strategies to manage those risks in the supply chain.  Specific toy testing strategies and practices will also be discussed, as will recent CPSC and other international recall and compliance activities and how manufacturers, importers and retailers of toys can best anticipate and avoid negative compliance actions

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Al Kaufman

Senior Vice President, Technical Affairs, Toy Industry Association, Inc.
Alan P. Kaufman is a toy industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience addressing product safety, quality assurance, regulatory compliance and product testing issues for toy companies and retailers.  Mr. Kaufman is currently Senior Vice President, Technical Affairs at... Read More →

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Nancy Cowles

Executive Director, Kids in Danger
Nancy Cowles 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... Read More →
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Andrew Farhat

Vice President of Product Integrity, Kids II
Andrew Farhat has been actively involved in the quality assurance industry for over 15 years with experience in many phases of the globalized supply chain, including retail, laboratory and manufacturing.  In his current role, he is the Vice President of Product Integrity for Kids... Read More →
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Pratik Ichhaporia, Ph.D.

Director of Technical Services (Toys, Hardlines and Softlines), 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 Director of Technical Services, Dr. Ichhaporia provides counsel to Intertek customers about compliance with... Read More →

Tuesday February 21, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm PST
Grand Cypress B/C