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CPSC Commissioner To Keynote Regulatory Summit Sponsored By AHFA’s Solution Partners


The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) reported that it will hold a Regulatory Summit Thursday, October 1, at the Crowne Plaza Hickory Hotel, Hickory, N.C. Joseph P. Mohorovic of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is the keynote presenter.

The event is sponsored by AHFA’s Solution Partners division and will be preceded by the 2015 Solution Partners Education Golf Tournament Wednesday, September 30, at Lake Hickory Country Club in Hickory.

The Summit will bring together top regulatory officials, scientific experts and industry leaders for the premier regulatory compliance conference in the industry. It is open to all manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and retailers whose regulatory compliance efforts rely on accurate, up-to-date guidance and authoritative answers to industry-specific questions.

Commissioner Mohorovic, who was appointed to the CPSC in July 2014 to a five-year term that expires in October 2019, will address the many challenges the CPSC faces, including monitoring product safety issues within an increasingly complex supply chain.

Mohorovic has extensive public policy, product manufacturing and product testing experience. Prior to joining the commission, he was senior vice president of Intertek, a global leader in product testing.

In addition to the CPSC, confirmed presenters include representatives from the California Bureau of Home Furnishings & Thermal Insulation and the California Air Resources Board.

“Rest assured that we will address every major regulatory challenge facing our industry,” states AHFA’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Bill Perdue, who will moderate the 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. summit. “If you are confused by partial information, misinformation or no information on key issues, you will want to attend this summit.”

Topics will include flammability standards, the latest research on the human health impacts of flame retardant chemicals, formaldehyde emission standards and enforcement complications, the latest tactics in Proposition 65 lawsuit defenses, and the latest guidance in product labeling.

Summit registration will be available soon on the Upcoming Events page of AHFA’s website, www.ahfa.us.

Team sign up for the 2015 Solution Partners Education Golf Tournament will be available on the same page. The event supports the only scholarship program in the home furnishings industry that provides educational support specifically targeting the children of industry workers.

The American Home Furnishings Alliance, based in High Point, N.C., represents more than 200 leading manufacturers and distributors of residential furniture. Its Solution Partners division adds another 150 companies to AHFA’s membership. Solution Partner companies supply both products and services to the home furnishings industry worldwide.