The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and the Consumer Protection Federal Agency of Mexico, will hold the 4th North America Consumer Product Safety Summit on May 4, 2018. Stakeholders are invited to participate in this event, which is designed to fuel continued momentum in the trilateral cooperation among the three product safety regulators. Topics to be discussed will range from coordinated approaches to emerging hazards to addressing the safety challenges presented by direct-to-consumer cross-border e-commerce. A detailed agenda will be published in the near future. The Summit will take place in the Hearing Room of the CPSC at 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD.

Agenda

 

8:30am

                                                              Registration

9:30am

 

 

 

                                            North American Cooperation

 

The three regulatory agencies report on the activities and achievements of the trilateral Joint Project Teams, including industry and consumer outreach, customs cooperation, laboratory cooperation, early consultations and joint recalls.

10:30am

                                                                    Break

10:45am

 

                                                             E-Commerce

 

Stakeholders and regulators discuss the benefits and challenges posed by the rapid expansion of e-commerce.

 

12:00pm

                                                                    Break

2:00pm

                                       High Energy (Lithium ion) Batteries

 

Hazards associated with high energy density batteries are common to all three jurisdictions.How can risk to consumers be reduced and what steps have already been taken by stakeholders in North America?

3:00pm

                                               Stakeholders’ Perspective

 

Regulatory cooperation should be relevant and responsive to real world challenges.  A Stakeholders Panel will provide perspectives on new trends, products, and hazards and what can be done within the North America Cooperation framework.

 

4:30pm

                                                        Closing Remarks