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, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CPC July 2022 Monthly Call Presentation
CPC monthly call presentations on JPMA's Baby Safety Month & Cooley's presentation on CPSC's NPR on Clothing Storage Unit Stability and STURDY Act
CPC February 2023 In-Person Meeting Presentations
RILA CPC in-person meeting presentation by Crowell & Moring on Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) Updates and Priorities.
Consumer Products Committee Monthly Call Presentations
Consumer Products Committee Monthly Call Presentations from the HCPA & UL (August 11, 2020)
CPC August 2022 Monthly Call Presentation
RILA CPC monthly call presentation on Chemical Regulation Developments by Warren Lehrenbaum, Partner, Crowell & Moring.
CPC February 2023 In-Person Meeting Presentation
RILA CPC In-Person Meeting presentation by UL Solutions on Managing PFAS Chemicals.
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
Presentation by John Blachere, International Trade Specialist, US CPSC
CPSC Office of Import Surveillance Webinar
CPSC Webinar on 1USG Notification System presented by Sabrina Keller and John Blachere
DOE General Service Lamp Lighting Backstop Requirements
Joint RILA and NRF joint comments focused on the implementation timing for the Dept. of Energy’s new energy efficiency requirements.
Environmental Justice, ESG, and Retail & Consumer Products
Presentation by Elizabeth Dawson & Paul Freeman from Crowell and Moring on Environmental Justice, ESG, and Retail & Consumer Products
EPA HFC Technology Transitions Rulemaking
Beveridge & Diamond review EPA’s HFC Technology Transitions Rulemaking proposal and key questions that will inform joint retail association comments.
February 2023 Zero Waste Network Benchmarking Call
Joint Trades TSCA Letter to Administrator Regan
Joint Trades TSCA Letter to Administrator Regan of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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.
Household Cleansing, Personal Care/Cosmetic Product Limits
RILA Comments on New York State DEC Implementation of 1,4 Dioxane Limits for Household Cleansing, Personal Care & Cosmetic Products
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.”
Regulation of Persistent Bioaccumulative and Toxic Chemicals
RILA comments on the U.S. EPA's recent moratorium on enforcing the Final TSCA Section 6(h) rule for Phenol, Isopropylated Phosphate (3:1) (PIP (3:1)
RILA Comments on EPA Proposed Rules under TSCA
Filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
RILA Comments to the EPA on the TSCA Fee Adjustments
Comments to the U.S. EPA on proposed rule for updates and adjustments to the 2018 fees rule, established under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
RILA STURDY Act Letter of Support
RILA Letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, in Support of the STURDY Bill
Setting and Meeting Sustainable Packaging Goals
RILA, Kim Carswell and Dr. Sandeep Kulkarni discussed best practices for setting and meeting sustainable packaging goals.
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).
Third Party Risk Management Webinar
Daniel Click, Greg Matthews & Mitushi Pitti from KPMG shared findings from KPMG's Global Third Party Risk Management Outlook 2020 Report Survey
Trends and Interest for Consumer Product Retailers
State Attorney General Update Presentation by Toni Michelle Jackson & Michael Yaghi from Crowell & Moring
U.S. EPA Draft Compliance Guide for Imported Articles
RILA Comments on Draft Guidance Issued by EPA Under TSCA Regarding Imported Articles Subjected to LCPFAC SNUR
U.S. EPA PIP (3:1) Further Compliance Date Extension
RILA comments on the proposed compliance timeline for phenol, isopropylated phosphate (PIP) (3:1)- containing articles.
Unpacking the FTC Green Guides Request
RILA was joined by legal and regulatory experts of Crowell & Moring LLP for a webinar to level set the FTC Green Guides request.
What’s Trending in Consumer Product Safety?
Presentation by UL Subject Matter Experts on what is trending in consumer product safety for retail.
Retail Litigation Center Adds New Litigation Counsel
- By [Deborah White, Larissa Whittingham]
Court of International Trade Erred in China 301 Tariff Case
- By [Kathleen McGuigan]
Plaintiffs’ Bar Takes Another Bite at the TRE Apple
Key Court Decision for Retailers, Warehouse Operations
- By [Eric Conn, Ashley Mitchell]
Retailers Implore FTC to Withdraw Non-Compete Ban Proposal
- By [Evan Armstrong, Kathleen McGuigan]
Retailers Gather to Talk Product Safety Top Issues
- By [Susan Kirsch, Luisa Lobo]