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

H T M Lgrid Tiles

Apr. 25, 2019 04:00 PM

Briefing: The Commitment & Your Social Compliance Program

Implementing the Commitment to Responsible Recruitment in your supply chain.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

4/25/2019 4:00:00 PM

Apr. 26, 2019 11:00 AM

AAFA/U.S. Government Conference Call on Ethiopia

AAFA/U.S. Government Conference Call on Ethiopia

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

4/26/2019 11:00:00 AM

Apr. 30, 2019 10:00 AM

AAFA Government Relations Spring Committee Meeting

On April 30, we will meet to discuss pending trade and regulatory matters critical for the apparel and footwear industry.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Washington, DC

4/30/2019 10:00:00 AM

Apr. 30, 2019 05:00 PM

2019 Global Supply Chain and Trade Conference

Industry experts will share how to leverage technology and carry your supply chain into the future.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Washington, DC

4/30/2019 5:00:00 PM

May 8, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: Product Safety in 2019 and What You Need to Know

This webinar will be a product safety update with a focus on CPSC priorities, state product safety actions, and the work the AAFA is doing at the stat

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

5/8/2019 2:00:00 PM

May 14, 2019 06:00 PM

Government Contracts Committee Spring 2019 Meeting

Join AAFA in Virginia Beach, VA for the GCC Spring 2019 Meeting.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Virginia Beach, VA

5/14/2019 6:00:00 PM