Category Archives: ICPHSO

An International Month at KID

November 2017 involved a lot more international outreach than we are used to at KID.  But we hope that the outcome will be safer children’s products both here in the US and worldwide. It started with a meeting in Paris: the OECD Working Party on Consumer Product Safety.  KID ED Nancy Cowles was invited to present our research on recalls and recall effectiveness.  Nancy spoke of our data on US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls ... Read more
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Director’s Blog by Nancy Cowles: A Week at ICPHSO

As KID’s executive director, I represent KID in the International Consumer Product Health & Safety Organization (ICPHSO) – a multi-stakeholder organization working to share information and move product safety forward.  This year (until February) I am serving as President.  In that role, I just returned from a week in Brussels, Belgium, where ICPHSO held its 2016 International Symposium, coupled with the International Product Safety Week ... Read more
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KID in China

The week of June 20, KID Executive Director, Nancy Cowles, took KID’s safety message to Beijing China.  Beijing was the site of the Fifth China – United States – European Union Consumer Product Safety Tri-Lateral Summit.  The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) invited KID as a non-governmental presenter.  The summit focused on the safety of e-commerce and it was to this that KID directed our remarks. Consumers, retailers, manufacturers ... Read more
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DIRECTOR’S BLOG BY NANCY COWLES: A DAY AT ICPHSO- ATLANTA

The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) just concluded its one-day Southeast Regional Product Safety Training Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia, hosted by The Home Depot.  Over 125 attendees participated in the training workshop. As president of ICPHSO, I welcomed everyone and then we got down to business – learning together to improve product safety. Panels included compliance programs, hazard analysis, ... Read more
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Director’s Blog by Nancy Cowles: a week at ICPHSO

Leap Day fell at the start of a busy week in DC. On behalf of KID, I am a member of the International Consumer Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO[1]), an organization that brings together all the stakeholders in product safety to share information, best practices and new research on how to keep consumers safe. As Symposium Chair, I worked with ICPHSO staff, volunteers and board members to pull together our annual symposium held last week in ... Read more
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This week at KID- on the road, in the office, and out in the community.

Ever wonder what goes on duirng a typicaly week at KID? Read on for your chance to find out On the road KID ED Nancy Cowles traveled to Bethesda, MD this week to facilitate a strategic planning session for the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO). KID represents consumers in this organization and supports its mission to provide a forum for new ideas and information about product safety.  We'll also be participating ... Read more
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CPSC Chair Circle of Commendation Award

This week, the Chairman of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Inez Tenenbaum, announced her Circle of Commendation Award winners for 2013. Each year, this award has been given to organizations and individuals who have worked to improve product safety.  This year, KID was thrilled when Dr. Joshua Sharfstein of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene was among the winners.  Most recently Dr. Sharfstein worked to ban the ... Read more
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Injury prevention discussed at events this week and next

From our founding, KID has worked to reach out to others who share our mission to keep children safe.  This week and next represent some of the fruits of the connections we have made.  Monday, KID executive Director, Nancy Cowles, joined others at a meeting convened by Consumer Federation of America and Underwriters Laboratories to discuss injury prevention and child poverty.  CFA’s earlier report had found that low-income children suffered more ... Read more
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