AHAM's Joe McGuire Part of U.S.-China Consumer Product Safety Summit
Oct 13, 2011
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Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers President Joseph M. McGuire is participating in the 4th biennial United States-China Consumer Product Safety Summit, which started today in Washington, DC.
The Oct. 13-14, 2011 Summit is held in partnership with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China (AQSIQ).
McGuire will take part in the October 13 panel discussion, “Global Best Practices in Product Design.” Also participating are Mr. Mark Kumagai, Director of Electrical Engineering, CPSC; and Ms. Kitty Pilarz, Senior Director, Mattel Product Safety, Fisher-Price.
McGuire’s presentation will stress that, “AHAM members are continually working to improve their products and processes. Their focus on product safety is ongoing, ingrained and evolving. Through AHAM, the manufacturers work together to improve safety standards to ensure they keep pace with technology, consumer trends and innovation.”
The Summit focuses on Building a Culture of Consumer Product Safety in China, and will include keynote addresses from the U.S. CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and China’s AQSIQ Vice Minister Sun Dawei.
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