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Don't Tread on My Shoes: California Proposition 65 and Other Product Safety Issues

Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Time: 8:00–9:30 a.m.
Speakers: Nate Herman, AAFA; Andrew Farhat, Intertek; and Lisa Halko, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Cal Prop 65 is becoming the symbol for product safety compliance. But will Prop 65 be the standard going forward? And if so, how could it affect the way you do business? Proposition 65 is a California law that requires warning labels on all products (not just children's products) sold in California that contain lead, phthalates and other chemicals. Join AAFA and its footwear technology partner Intertek Consumer Goods for an in-depth discussion about all that Prop 65 entails, the possibility of other states and the federal government following California's lead and what you can expect if they do.

AAFA is the premiere national trade association representing apparel, footwear and other sewn products companies, and their suppliers, which compete in the global market. Representing approximately 80 percent of wholesale apparel sales of U.S. companies, it is one of the strongest national trade associations and includes manufacturers of allied needle trade products, as well. Its membership has plants located in almost every state in the union. Activities include advocacy toward Congress and federal agencies, as well as strong programs in economics, education, technology, government affairs, marketing, communications and industry relations. Industry executives pool their resources and talent as part of AAFA's programs, committees and services.

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Want to learn more? Read this excerpt from’s interview with AAFA’s Nate Herman.

AAFA Answers Your Questions About Prop 65
Most of the people working in "shoe biz" never thought they'd have to spend their working hours deciphering legal and governmental jargon or educating themselves about almost a thousand toxic chemicals, but thanks to both CPSIA and California's Prop 65, that's exactly what many retailers are discovering is now part of the job. With footwear the latest product to come under fire… Click Here To Read More