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CPSC Commissioner Joseph P. Mohorovic to Keynote SFIA’s Litigation & Risk Management Summit

Date: 1/6/15

SILVER SPRING, MD –January 6, 2015– Commissioner Joseph P. Mohorovic of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will be the featured speaker at the SFIA Litigation Risk & Management Summit on February 2-3, 2015 in Las Vegas. As a Commissioner of the CPSC, Mohorovic will provide insight into the many challenges the CPSC is currently addressing, including an increasingly complex supply chain.

“We’re honored to have Commissioner Mohorovic speak at the Litigation & Risk Management Summit,” said Tom Cove, SFIA President and CEO. “With his experience in the private sector and with regulating industry, he can provide a better understanding of the CPSC as the relationship between the Commission and SFIA member companies grows increasingly important.”

Joseph P. Mohorovic was sworn in as a Commissioner of the CPSC on July 30, 2014 to a five year term that expires in October 2019. The CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. According to the CPSC, deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually.

Mohorovic will also share how the CPSC will attempt to work with industry and voluntary standards organizations to develop standards for products not covered by any standard and enhance current standards that must keep pace with advances in safety technology.

“With sports and fitness activities being an integral part of so many lives across America, I am appreciative of the opportunity to speak to an industry that has such an impact on the health and well-being of society,” said Mohorovic. “I look forward to discussing ways in which we can continue to make it as safe as possible.”

Lawyers, in-house counsel, risk managers, import/export personnel, regulatory compliance personnel, and chemical content compliance staff from across the sports and fitness industry will convene for the 2015 SFIA Litigation & Risk Management Summit to gain guidance and learn of ways to navigate through the changing landscape of legal risk and regulatory threats while earning Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits.

The agenda for the 2015 Summit includes topics such as helmets and traumatic brain injuries, intellectual property and patents, and current expectations and trends related to CPSC recalls. To learn more about the 2015 Summit and register, please visit www.sfia.org/lrms.

ABOUT SFIA: The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), the #1 source for sport and fitness research, is the leading global trade association of manufacturers, retailers, and marketers in the sports products and fitness industry. SFIA seeks to promote sports and fitness participation as well as industry vitality through research, thought leadership, public affairs, industry affairs, and member services. For more information, please visit www.sfia.org.

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