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Wednesday, February 22 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Breakout Session # 10: Practical Lessons In Identifying Risk, Using Effective Tools to Manage it, and Using Data to Meet Regulatory Reporting Obligations - In Otherwords, How To Stay Out Of Trouble!

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Under the Consumer Product Safety Act, manufacturers, retailers and importers are required to report certain product safety information to CPSC.  What guidance and tools exist to assist industry in identifying reportable safety issues at the earliest possible moment to avoid late reporting and exposing consumers to an avoidable risk?

Through this panel of industry representatives and a practicing attorney we will discuss the following: 1) Development of a comprehensive internal compliance program to identify risks/defects before they can do harm to your customer; 2) Use of available systems to assist you in identifying risks/defects; and 3) Understanding what data to collect and review to assist in making appropriate determinations and when to actually report information to CPSC.

This panel consists of experienced product safety professionals, who also have one common element among them - they (and the moderator) all previously worked at CPSC - so with this panel you get both the industry perspective as well as insights from the panelists based upon their experiences at CPSC on what you might expect from the regulatory agency responsible for product safety.





Moderators
avatar for Marc Schoem

Marc Schoem

Executive Director, ICPHSO
Marc J. Schoem assumed the position of Executive Director of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) on October 15, 2015, after more than forty years at the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  His last position at CPSC was in a senior leadership role as the Deputy Director of the Office of Compliance and Field Operations where he headed compliance and enforcement activities.  His... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl A. Falvey

Cheryl A. Falvey

Co Chair Advertising & Product Risk Management Group,Crowell & Moring, Crowell & Moring
Cheryl A. Falvey is co-chair of Crowell & Moring's Advertising & Product Risk Management Group, a member of the firm's Management Board, and the former general counsel of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). An experienced trial lawyer, she defends class actions, unfair competition, product liability and other mass tort claims arising out of consumer, occupational, and environmental exposures, as well as antitrust, trade... Read More →
avatar for Ken Hinson

Ken Hinson

Senior Director, U.S. Product Safety & Compliance - U.S., Walmart Stores, Inc.
Kenneth R. Hinson joined Walmart Stores, Inc. in October of 2013, and serves as Senior Director for U.S. Product Safety and Compliance.  In this role, Ken is responsible for leading the development, implementation and execution of strategies, goals and objectives related to the Product Safety and Compliance function at Walmart Stores and Sam’s Club.  Prior to joining Walmart, Ken served for more than three years as the Executive... Read More →
avatar for Richard Stern

Richard Stern

Techtronics Industries, Hunt Valley, MD
Richard Stern received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1990. Since then he has specialized in evaluating and developing management systems and processes intended to incorporate safety into the design, manufacture, importation, distribution, and sale of a wide variety of products. Mr. Stern’s career in safety includes seventeen years of federal service, including seven years overseeing safety at a large... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Cypress D- I