The RILA Product Safety Committee met on February 23-24, 2015 in Orlando, FL in conjunction with the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) Annual Meeting and Symposium. Over two days of educational presentations, roundtable discussion, and networking opportunities, more than fifty retailers benchmarked with their RILA product safety peers on emerging safety issues and regulatory enforcement trends. Featured speakers included Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), as well as Matt Howsare and Chuck Samuels of Mintz Levin P.C.
In addition to hosting the Product Safety Committee, Kathleen McGuigan, RILA Senior Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Affairs, served as a panelist during a session on the CPSC's Retail Reporting Program at the ICPHSO conference. The panel was moderated by Eric Rubel, former CPSC General Counsel, and included CPSC Commissioners Robert Adler and Joseph Mohorovic.