Consumer Products Committee
RILA’s Consumer Products Committee (CPC) is composed of quality assurance, quality control, sourcing, legal, product stewardship, and government affairs professionals who work to develop and implement consumer product safety and compliance programs within leading retailers. Participating in the CPC allows members to share information and benchmark with their peers, on product safety compliance challenges, including new compliance trends and proposed legislation and regulations.
Understanding the current regulatory landscape for consumer products helps retailers look to continually provide the safe and quality products that customers demand. The expertise of committee members helps RILA advocate on members’ behalf for policy changes on product issues, before Congress and federal regulatory agencies including the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Trade Commission, National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
The CPC holds monthly calls to update members on upcoming and pending legislation and regulation and enforcement trends. The committee also holds two in-person meetings a year. Both the meetings and calls include educational sessions and benchmarking opportunities. In-person meetings are held in connection with the International Consumer Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) in late winter and in the fall with rotating locations.
For more information on the CPC, contact Susan Kirsch, director, regulatory affairs and compliance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consumer Products Committee Monthly Call Presentations
Consumer Products Committee Monthly Call Presentations from the HCPA & UL (August 11, 2020)
CPSC Agenda and Priorities FY 2021 and FY 2022
Comments to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on its proposed agenda and budget priorities for Fiscal Years (FY) 2021 and 2022.
CPSC Office of Import Surveillance Presentation on CPSC 1USG
Presentation by John Blachere, International Trade Specialist, US CPSC
Made in the USA Labeling
Comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on its proposed “Made in the USA” labeling rule.
Making Defensible Green Claims Virtual Meeting Presentation
UL’s Catherine Sheehy on drivers for green claims; ecolabel types and verification; California-specific issues and overview of regulatory landscape
Managing Chemicals in Products Webinar
Webinar with a presentation by UL and Rite Aid discussing how and why retailers are responding to consumer demand for safer formulated products.
Navigating the Regulatory Alphabet Soup
Presentation by Cheryl Falvey, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP at the Sept. 10, 2020 Virtual Consumer Products Committee Meeting.
New CPSC Corrective Action Plan (CAP) Terms
Cheri Falvey of Crowell & Moring walks through CPSC’s new CAP terms on customer notice on recalls, including leveraging social media.
PFAS Fed & State Regulatory Developments & Implications
Crowell & Moring’s Warren Lehrenbaum presents on PFAS developments, with a focus on recent FDA actions affecting “short chain” chemistries
Proposed Repeal of Care Labeling Rule
Comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on its proposed repeal of the “Care Labeling Rule.”
Supplement to proposed SNUR for Long-chain PFAS
Comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its supplement to its proposed Significant New Use Rule (SNUR).
Retail Resources for Coronavirus
Retail Leaders Discuss Product Safety, Sustainability
- By [Erin Hiatt, Susan Kirsch]
Internal Audit Committee Virtual Meeting 2020
- By [Tom Casey, Kathleen McGuigan]
Retail Law Conference 2020: A compelling digital experience
Federal Judge Pauses WeChat Ban
- By [Blake Harden]
New Trends in Corporate Compliance Programs
- By [Kathleen McGuigan]
How Retail Internal Audit Departments can Stay Relevant
- By [Tom Casey, Kathleen McGuigan]