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Product Safety and the Regulatory Landscape

  1. 1. Product Safety& the Regulatory Landscape Rob Rippy Manager– Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs Outdoor& Rec Division
  2. 2. Product Safety & the Regulatory Landscape © 2017 Newell Brands Evaluation of a new product may involve the following entities. Consumer Product (US only)Federal Agencies 1. CPSC 2. DOT 3. FTC 4. FCC 5. FDA 6. USCG 7. EPA 8. DOE 9. OSHA 10.SEC State Regulations 1. Law Label 2. Battery Recycling 3. Pesticide 4. Chemical 5. Children’s Products Retailer Requirements 1. Costco 2. Amazon 3. Target 4. Walmart 5. others Third-Party Certification 1. Electrical – UL, ETL 2. Gas – CSA 3. PFDs – UL, Lloyd’s Register 4. Boats – NMMA, ABYC 5. Food – SGS 6. Tents – CPAI-84 7. Sleeping Bags – CPAI-75
  3. 3. Product Safety & the Regulatory Landscape © 2017 Newell Brands Federal Requirements: 1. FTC – Claims, Made in …. 2. Fair Packaging and Labeling, Act 3. DOT – Transport for CO2, batteries 4. EPA – Antimicrobial treatments 5. OSHA – Work place use 6. CPSC – Flammability, Kids products, F963 Toy Safety
  4. 4. Product Safety & the Regulatory Landscape © 2017 Newell Brands States: 1. Prop 65 – 800+ chemicals, markings required, consent judgements 2. State registrations – Children’s products (88 chemicals), Pesticides 3. Flame retardants 4. Packaging requirements – plastic bag markings
  5. 5. Product Safety & the Regulatory Landscape © 2017 Newell Brands Retailer Requirements: 1. Costco – Smart screening 2. Amazon Canadian Requirements: 1. Health Canada 2. Packaging 3. Languages
  6. 6. OARGlobal Operations Summit –Packaging Review © 2017 Newell Brands Resources:

Editor's Notes

  • Federal Agencies:
    CPSC – Flammability (clothing), mattress pads, children’s products, hazardous substances (chemicals, lead consumer products, toys, use and abuse testing for children’s products, sharp points)
    DOT – Transportation for fuels, Li-ion batteries
    FTC – Labeling requirements on packaging, misleading statements (antimicrobial, UPF, size and quatity)
    FCC – Interference from electrical equipment (electronic circuits and motors)
    FDA – Food contact materials, sunglasses, first aid products, medical claims
    USCG – Life jackets, boat HIN numbers
    EPA – Pesticides, mosquito repellent products
    DOE – Battery charger efficiency and registration
    OSHA – Products used in the work place such as batteries, power packs. Require products to be certified by a lab
    SEC – Conflict minerals declaration each year. Retailers require this informaiton.

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