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Tuesday, November 13 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Breakout Session # C5: Safety of Toys: Steps Toward Alignment (Non-Repeating)

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Toy safety affects all of us and allows us to protect children during play activities. At present, there are different working groups dealing with toys safety and different safety standards used around the world. These working groups are looking to address the same safety hazards. This panel will use the toy standards alignment as a case study, exploring successes in aligning standards and steps needed to continue the progress toward alignment. It will use examples from aligning specific toy requirements, while considering the different standards organizations' unique processes and regulatory frameworks (US, EU, Canada).

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Elisa Gavazza

Global Toy Principal, UL
Elisa  Gavazza supports UL in the toy technical area with an experience of more than 15 year in this industry. She is participating in many international working groups (ISO TC 181, CEN TC 52, ASTM F15.22, European Notified Body co-ordination group) anticipating the needs of toy... Read More →
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Joan Lawrence

Senior Vice President of Standards and Regulatory Affairs, The Toy Association
Joan Lawrence is Senior Vice President of Standards and Regulatory Affairs for The Toy Association.  A 25+year veteran of The Toy Association, Ms. Lawrence's role includes managing the Association's product safety programs -- including leading efforts in the development of U.S. and... Read More →
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Catherine Van Reeth

Director General, Toy Industries of Europe (TIE)
Catherine Van Reeth is Director General of Toy Industries of Europe (TIE). She leads TIE in promoting a positive environment in which the toy sector can thrive and continue to bring safe and fun play experiences to children. Catherine has worked in EU public affairs for over 20 years... Read More →

Roberto Testa

Lawyer, SOREMARTEC ITALIA (Ferrero Group)
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Tania Vandenberghe

Senior Program Manager, Child Safety and Safety of Domestic Appliances, ANEC
Tania Vandenberghe works for ANEC, the European consumer voice in standardisation. ANEC represents the European consumer interest in the creation of technical standards, especially those developed to support the implementation of European laws and public policies.Tania is the Senior... Read More →

Tuesday November 13, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
AB-OD Albert Borschette Congress Center (CCAB), Rue Froissart 36, 1040, Brussels, Belgium