Intertek Shares Product Safety Insights at ICPHSO Annual Meeting

February 07, 2017

Chicago – Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, will participate in and sponsor the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization’s (ICPHSO) 2017 Annual Meeting & Training Symposium, Feb. 20-23, in Orlando, Florida. Intertek experts will speak at sessions on toy safety and risk management, offering their knowledge and expertise to complement ICPHSO’s theme of evaluating and managing risk in product safety.

Intertek’s speakers will present on the following topics on Tuesday, Feb. 21:

  • 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Xiao Chen, Vice President of Product Assurance Safety Operations, participates in Tolerable Product Risk – the Challenge of Risk Management, a panel discussion that will investigate risk tolerance and the factors that influence the tolerability of product safety risk.
  • 3:45-5 p.m.: Dr. Pratik Ichhaporia, Director of Technical Services, joins a panel discussion, Toy Safety: Revised Standard and Strategy to Manage Emerging Hazards, which will examine adopted revisions to ASTM F963, new toy safety hazards, supply chain management strategies, product testing and best practices to achieve both safety and regulatory compliance with toys sold in the U.S.

During the exhibit portion of the symposium, Intertek experts will offer insights into product safety and compliance for toys, apparel, furniture, appliances, electronics and more. Visitors to the booth can speak with Intertek representatives one-on-one about issues like the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform, other state chemical regulations and revisions to the ASTM toy safety standard.

Intertek is an experienced industry leader in consumer product safety testing, performance verification and advisory services for all aspects of consumer products, above and beyond regulatory compliance. Manufacturers and industry associations rely on Intertek for our commitment to customer service, expertise, and quality testing, as well as our speed to market. Learn more about Intertek’s offerings for the consumer products industry at


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Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance Provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 40,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains.

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Briaghn Bourjaily
Global Marketing Manager