PRODUCT SAFETY & COMPLIANCE SEMINAR
June 3 & June 4 , 2020 1:00 – 3:30 PM 

Agenda

 

1:00 – 3:30 PM ET

DAY ONE - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3
Thank you to Modern Testing Services for being a sponsor of today’s event!

1:00 – 1:05 PM
WELCOME
Nate Herman
, Senior Vice President, Policy, American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)

1:05 – 1:40 PM
KEYNOTE
Dana Baiocco
, Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Moderator: Ben DeVito, International Business Development Director USA, Eurofins Product Testing 

1:40 – 2:15 PM
REGULATION LANDSCAPE: CHROME VI, PROP 65 & OTHER STATE UPDATES 
Bao Vu
, Of Counsel, Stoel Rives LLP
Kristen Kern, Manager, Supply Chain & Sustainability Initiatives, AAFA

  • Chrome VI is causing a stir in the regulatory world, especially following the filing of many 60-day notices in California last year.
  • Multiple groups are pursuing cases against apparel and footwear companies who sell leather gloves and footwear, and a joint defense has developed for a unified response.
  • At the beginning of 2020, state regulations were working actively on issues like chemical management but have now been forced to transition to COVID-19 related work.
  • Hear about the developing situations in state regulations and how regulation is being affected by the pandemic.
2:15 – 2:50 PM 
BUILDING AND REBUILDING YOUR COMPLIANCE STRATEGY
Sandeep Khatua, Global Technical Director, Consumer Products & Retail, TÜV SÜD America
Claudette Hunter, Senior Director, Global Regulatory Affairs, Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co
Moderator: Kristen Kern, Manager, Supply Chain & Sustainability Initiatives, AAFA

  • Protocols aren’t one size fits all and should be continuously reevaluated, including your recall mitigation protocols.
  • Corrective action plans, progressing beyond compliance, updating reasonable testing guidance and your RSL/MRSL, and having a play book for when regulations change is essential to staying in control.
  • This session will cover useful practices to help you achieve a protocol in which you can be confident.
2:50 – 3:10 PM

RSL FOR RISK MITIGATION
Kristen Kern,
 Manager, Supply Chain & Sustainability Initiatives, AAFA

  • Your restricted substances list (RSL) protects consumers, workers, and the environment and it helps you to comply with chemical exposure laws in the places you distribute products.
  • Suppliers implement your RSL to ensure the production of quality products, chemical compliance, and reduced risk exposure.
  • The RSL you provide needs to reflect your organization’s standards and be straightforward to implement with your suppliers.
  • How can you build an RSL that mitigates risk in your supply chain and is suited to handle supply chain disruptions such as the current pandemic?
3:10 – 3:30 PM 
CLOSING COMMENTS & THOUGHTS BEFORE DAY TWO
Steve Lamar
, President and CEO, AAFA
Nate Herman, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, AAFA
1:00 – 3:30 PM ET

DAY TWO - THURSDAY, JUNE 4


Thank you to SgT for being a sponsor of today’s event!

1:00 – 1:05 PM
WELCOME COMMENTS
Kristen Kern
, Manager, Supply Chain & Sustainability Initiatives, AAFA

1:05 – 1:40 PM

STANDARDS SETTING & NON-MANDATORY REGULATIONS  
Seemanta Mitra, Technical Leader – Global Softlines, UL
Moderator: Kristen Kern, Manager, Supply Chain & Sustainability Initiatives, AAFA 

  • You did your research, you learned all the regulations, and you tested your products according to the law, so your product is safe, right?
  • Non-mandatory standards and industry consensus standards play an important role in filling in the gaps in regulation and are often followed as strictly as regulation.
  • The CPSC, ASTM, AATCC, UL and many other organizations around the world play an important role from creating standards to tracking industry compliance with the standards and assessing their effectiveness.
  • Learn how to incorporate existing industry standards into your product safety protocol and what to do when there are gaps in standards.
1:40 – 2:15 PM

TECHNICALITIES MATTER – GET YOUR LABELS IN SHAPE
Jonathan Ginsberg
, Director of Quality Assurance, One Jeanswear Group Inc. 
Jennifer Hargrave, Senior Global Regulatory Consulting Specialist, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services
Moderator: Kristen Kern, Manager, Supply Chain & Sustainability Initiatives, AAFA

  • Lack of understanding around laundering and care practices- from a marathoner using high performance garments to someone doing laundry for the first time, has an impact on the performance and lifespan of a garment. 
  • Better labels can help. Planning for the future of labels is great – but what about right now, you need to remain compliant and give your consumers the necessary information.
  • As we plan for the future, labeling modernization using new technology could help take a booklet of product information and turn it into web-based information for the consumer.
2:15 – 2:50 PM
CRISIS: SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTION & LESSONS LEARNED
Melissa Nelson
, General Counsel, SanMar
Moderator: Nate Herman, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, AAFA

  • COVID-19, a term that has taken over news, social media, and company prioritization.
  • As many companies have embarked on an unimaginable journey, products still need to be safe, no matter what.
  • Making a different product for the first time or keeping your previous orders, there are challenges no one could have predicted.
  • From general disruptions to certifying new product let’s talk what was learned along the way and what can be implemented now for future safeguarding. 
2:50 – 3:20 PM
HANG OUT WITH AAFA
Steve Lamar
, President and CEO, AAFA
Nate Herman, Senior Vice President, Policy, AAFA
Kristen Kern, Manager, Supply Chain & Sustainability Initiatives, AAFA
Beth Hughes, Vice President, Trade and Customs Policy, AAFA

  • AAFA will hang on the line, to hang with you!
  • Ask AAFA’s CEO and policy team questions about the content presented, trade, supply chain operations, COVID/CARES Act, or anything else that you may need guidance on.
  • You will be able to submit questions anonymously or ask them live.  
3:20 – 3:30 PM 
WRAP-UP COMMENTS & FINAL THOUGHTS
Nate Herman, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, AAFA

Additional speakers to be added, check back for the latest updates! 

*Speakers/time subject to change
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