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Carol Cave

Office of Import Surveillance, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Carol Cave is the Director of the Office of Import Surveillance 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.  Mrs. Cave has an extensive career with the CPSC.  Prior to becoming the Director, she had the vital role as the Director for the Field Investigations Division.  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 flush out 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.