This session will cover executive desk toys, how to determine if the desk toy could be a children’s toy and what requirements are applicable.
Key Learning Objectives:
• Focus on Executive Desk Toys
• Product Safety
• Compliance Standards
• Product responsibility resources
• Regulations specific to executive desk toys
Target Audience: Supplier, Distributor
Anne Lardner-Stone is the director of public affairs for Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). She brings her background in public relations and communications to driving member advocacy and communicating product safety issues. Prior to joining PPAI, she worked with Conner Peripherals, then a Fortune 500 manufacturer of data storage solutions, where she managed media relations, special events and creative services. She also managed corporate communications for a manufacturer of high-performance visual display equipment, and was a senior account executive for a public relations agency. She currently serves as staff liaison to both the Government Relations Action Council and the Product Responsibility Action Council.
Susan DeRagon is the Associate Director of the Toys and Premiums Group at UL-STR, formerly known as Specialized Technology Resources (STR). Ms. DeRagon has over 25 years of experience in the toy and premiums industry, and has worked with PPAI as a technical consultant since 2008. Ms. DeRagon has conducted numerous technical seminars and webinars, and works closely with companies to provide the highest level of quality service in the areas of product testing, quality assurance, safety evaluations and inspections.
Ms. DeRagon is an active member of the Toy Industry Association and the American Society for Testing and Materials, participating on several toy and children’s product standards committees. She is also on the Board of Directors for ICPHSO, the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization.
Louise Mastroianni, UL/PPAI Product Safety Consultants