Matt is a outstanding shopper product security lawyer who advises producers, retailers, importers, distributors, commerce associations, and check laboratories. He has intensive expertise with compliance, regulatory enforcement, recollects, and different product security associated points. He represents shoppers earlier than the Client Product Security Fee (CPSC), Well being Canada, the Federal Commerce Fee, Congress, and state businesses. Matt attracts on his four-year tenure because the CPSC chief of workers and his a few years advising shoppers in non-public follow to plan sensible and resourceful options for shoppers. He serves as Chair of Mintz’s Client Product Security Apply and president-elect of the Worldwide Client Product Well being and Security Group (ICPHSO).
Primarily based in Washington, DC, Matt is the Chair of the agency’s Client Product Security Apply. He focuses his follow on shopper product compliance and enforcement points involving the US Client Product Security Fee (CPSC), particular person US states, the Federal Commerce Fee, and Well being Canada.
Matt beforehand served because the Chief of Employees of the CPSC from 2010 to 2013 and because the Chairman’s Senior Counsel in 2009. Matt could be very concerned within the nationwide and worldwide product security group and at the moment serves as Vice President on the Board of Administrators for the Worldwide Client Product Well being and Security Group (ICPHSO).
Matt commonly helps firms looking for illustration on product security reporting obligations, recollects, regulatory compliance, product security investigations, civil penalties, import investigations, inner compliance applications and coaching, the CPSC’s public database, and different regulatory and enforcement issues involving the Client Product Security Act (CPSA), Client Product Security Enchancment Act (CPSIA), Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA), Flammable Materials Act (FFA), Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA), the Canada Client Product Security Act (CCSPA), and different federal and state product security legal guidelines. He assists shoppers with navigating advanced product security compliance points and avoiding unwarranted recollects or enforcement actions.
Matt’s expertise consists of representing producers, distributors, and retailers of attire, kids’s toys, health gear, workplace provides, family furnishings, juvenile merchandise, energy instruments, merchandise requiring little one resistant packaging, audio video gear, arts & crafts supplies, books, leisure and sporting gear, security gear, hair care instruments, kitchen home equipment, lighters, candles, heating and cooling gear, house decorations, promotional merchandise, family cleaners, and lots of different kinds of shopper merchandise. Matt additionally advises commerce associations, testing laboratories, and numerous different kinds of shoppers on product questions of safety and represents them earlier than product security regulators and Congress.
With over 10 years of expertise in product security, together with the illustration of a variety of shopper product industries and dealing in a senior management place on the CPSC, Matt is ready to present properly rounded, environment friendly, and thorough recommendation on the total spectrum of product questions of safety.