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Committee for Product Safety

Chairman of the committee: Mr. Marcus Kuerner, (Global Director Product Safety & Compliance, Adidas)

 Vice Chair: Ms Pamela Ravasio, (EOG)

Vice-Chair Mr Michael Gerrits, (Nike)

The durability, reliability and trustworthiness of a product are crucial in our industry and that is why FESI pays particular attention to all matters concerning product safety and standardisation. The Product Safety Committee brings together experts from the sporting goods industry to represent FESI on all of the relevant European fora.

Product Safety

FESI also has a well-developed network within all the European organisations, dealing with issues that impact on product safety, for example the European Standards Organisation (CEN), the Horizontal Committee of Notified Bodies (HCNB) and the European Safety Federation (ESF).

The committee covers four main areas:

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  • Consumer Product Safety Legislation / RAPEX
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) legislation and product classification
  • Standards
  • Product information and traceability

FESI is a recognised partner at EU level, e.g. through:

  • European Commission, DG GROW, PPE Working Group;
  • European Standards Organisation (CEN) PPE Sector Forum;
  • Horizontal Committee of Notified Bodies (HCNB) for PPE;
  • Administrative Cooperation (ADCO) Working group for PPE (Market Surveillance);
  • European Commission, DG GROW, Expert Group on Textile Names and Labelling;
  • Product Safety Forum of Europe (PROSAFE);
  • European Parliament Internal Market Committee