Toy Safety Enforcement at the Ports

CPSC Perspectives on Why, What’s Next and What to Do to Ease the Import Process


This webinar provides participants with an overview of Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enforcement activities at the ports and insights for toy companies regarding the inspection process, trade facilitation and future enforcement plans.

Who should attend

Open to all toy industry stakeholders importing products into the United States. Specifically recommended for those staff responsible for logistics, trade and safety or quality compliance, as well as others who need to know more about how the CPSC and CBP are targeting products for inspection at U.S. ports.

Additional Information

Led by a representative of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the webinar provides an introduction to current and planned CPSC/CBP enforcement actions at the ports and provide important insights for toy companies on issues such as:

  • The port inspection process and how the CPSC coordinates with CBP;
  • What is being targeted, common problems and non-compliant products;
  • Trade facilitation and what companies can do to ease the import process;
  • Future enforcement plans including the Risk Assessment Methodology (RAM) system and certification and electronic filing;
  • What to do if your products are delayed.

Presented by:

Rebecca Mond, Director, Federal Government Affairs, Toy Industry Association

Carol Cave, Director, Office of Import Surveillance and Inspection at the US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Carol Cave is the Director of the Office of Import Surveillance and Inspection for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. She is actively involved in developing the agency’s Risk Assessment Methodology for Imported Products and serves as the agency advisor to the Border Interagency Executive Committee. Prior to becoming the Director, she worked in the Office of Compliance on the Special Investigations Unit identifying hazards not previously reported to the CPSC and solving technically complex product investigations. She works with other Federal government agencies to identify unique approaches and solutions to flushout potentially defective consumer products. Mrs. Cave has spoken before many trade groups to explain new import enforcement authorities as required under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and has received numerous awards and honors. Mrs. Cave received the World Customs Organization Award for the Importer Self Assessment Product Safety Pilot Program. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Maryland.

Webinar Access:

The full webinar is available via the following links:


Questions may be submitted to TIA’s Jackie Retzer.