Product Responsibility Summit 2016: There's Nothing Voluntary About Voluntary Standards

Join this panel discussion with Gibs Mullins, Neal Cohen, and Patti Edwards on how voluntary standards impact safety and considerations when selecting a new product that may not have established voluntary standards.This session is an elective for the Product Safety Aware program.

Patti Edwards

Senior executive for voluntary Standards at CPSC

Patti serves as the CPSC's senior executive for voluntary standards and voluntary standards development activities. The VSC acts as the agency's conduit and focal point for the full range of voluntary standards activities for all product areas.

Neal Cohen


Neal S. Cohen practices law in the area of consumer product safety before the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

A former CPSC official, Neal brings a wealth of experience in representing companies before the CPSC. Not only does Neal have extensive knowledge of CPSC's safety requirements, he also understands how the CPSC and its staff really think when investigating a consumer product. With this knowledge and the relationships he has built in the product safety community, Neal works hard to represent the best interests of his clients in seeking a fair and favorable outcome.


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