Product Safety Council

The Product Safety Council provides a forum for members to discuss and learn about regulations and issues related to product safety and chemical management. Members meet periodically to share best practices; review local, national, and international regulatory developments (including the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)); and develop industry tools to help apparel and footwear companies navigate current and future product safety/chemical management regulations. Members also help advance industry knowledge on these issues by developing and participating in educational programs, networking opportunities, and strategic partnerships on product safety and chemical management matters. Members receive product safety updates from AAFA staff. The Product Safety Council also includes four working groups that focus on relevant topics that impact the industry. These working groups include: Testing and Certification, State and International Harmonization, Drawstrings, and Sleepwear.

Committee Leadership

Jennie McCarthy, Chair
Senior Director, Vendor Compliance, G-III Apparel

Ben DeVito, Vice Chair
Director, North America Softlines and Leather, Global Sales, Eurofins Product Testing US, Inc.

Committee Membership

View Committee Roster

Staff Liaison
Kristen Kern

Related Events

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June 27, 2019 11:00 AM

Briefing: KnowTheChain - Reviewing Proposed New Methodology

AAFA/FLA Briefing: Methodology consultation on the KnowTheChain apparel & footwear benchmark

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

6/27/2019 11:00:00 AM

June 27, 2019 03:00 PM

Legwear Committee June Conference Call 2019

Review the issues of the day and discuss Committee plans over the coming months.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

6/27/2019 3:00:00 PM

July 2, 2019 12:00 PM

Webinar: Member-Only: Tariff Exclusions - What You Need To Know

Join us to explore the new tariff exclusion process and what kind of savings and refunds this might mean for you.

Members Only

TOPICS: Trade, Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

7/2/2019 12:00:00 PM

July 9, 2019 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee July Conference Call

Review the issues of the day and discuss Committee plans over the coming months.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

7/9/2019 3:00:00 PM

July 24, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: Transparency & Collaboration Make a Better Tomorrow

Visibility between retailers, brands and suppliers pave the way to more effective decisions, improved trust and increased consumer confidence.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

7/24/2019 2:00:00 PM

Aug. 6, 2019 12:30 PM

Environmental Committee Summer 2019 Meeting

The Committee discusses sustainability issues facing the industry and develops innovative solutions to meet those challenges.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN

8/6/2019 12:30:00 PM