CPSC Product Safety Training for Furniture Suppliers in Malaysia

On 20th September, AMCHAM had representatives from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) over for a Product Safety Training for Furniture Suppliers in Malaysia. This session proved to be quite important for Malaysian furniture suppliers who design and manufacture furniture products for major importers located in the United States. 

Guest speakers from CPSC – Steve Williams, China Program Manager; and Carolyn Manley, Southeast Asia Program Manager provided the overview on CPSC and updates of CPSC legal framework, rules and regulations for manufacturing and distributing furniture to the U.S., potential hazards and risks associated with the products and more. 

Harith Ridzuan, Founder, The Green Factory, shared some industry perspectives based on his company’s best practice during an interactive session moderated by YBhg Dato Andrew Goh Boon Kim

He then joined Azelan Ishak, Senior Deputy Director, Trade Development Division, Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) along with Steve and Carolyn for the panel discussion. This session, moderated by Ahmad Nazriq Shafaf, Assistant Manager, Lifestyle and Life Sciences, MATRADE, encompassed lessons learned, other best practices for furniture manufacturers and suppliers moving forward and the direction of the furniture industry in Malaysia. Special thanks to all of our guest speakers and presenters for their valuable insights. We look forward to hosting more knowledge-sharing events in the future with CPSC.

Click on the links below for the U.S. CPSC presentation slides and the event program booklet.