Biography

Consumer, Children’s, and Licensed Products

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Rachel Murray Meyer

Toy Safety and Quality, Inc

San Francisco CA 94118

Phone: (415) 379-9161

For over 25 years, Rachel Murray Meyer has been a corporate leader in the fields of toy and consumer product safety, quality assurance, social responsibility, and manufacturing. As Principal of Toy Safety and Quality, Inc., her clients are mostly small and medium sized toy manufacturers, product designers and testing laboratories located in Hong Kong and Europe. Her extensive experience includes enhancing the safety, value and profitability of toy companies with a range of product lines including infant toys, plush, premiums, fashion dolls, cosmetics, action figures, and RC vehicles and connected toys. From family-owned businesses like Melissa and Doug, to medium-sized corporations like Playmates Toys and Jakks Pacific to publicly traded giants such as Mattel, Hasbro and Disney, Rachel’s efforts have led to significant and consistent improvements in product quality and safety.

During Rachel’s tenure at Galoob Toys, where she was Vice President of Quality Assurance, she became a pivotal force in moving the toy industry as a whole toward an effective program of standards and compliance monitoring. In this arena, she led Galoob to be one of the first to publish a Code of Business Conduct, monitoring and improving conditions in their factories. In 1996 she also created and chaired an ad-hoc industry work group including non-TIA members like TRU and Disney, addressing issues such as child labor, factory working conditions, and fire safety, resulting in a complete revision and expansion of the toy industry code, adding a checklist and methodology that was eventually adopted by the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI).

A hallmark of Rachel’s success in developing solutions to complex problems is her insight and sensitivity to people. She sees and seeks to understand all sides of an issue, which enables her to work with a wide variety of groups and personalities. As the person responsible for the development and implementation of worldwide product quality policy at Galoob Toys, Rachel facilitated dialogue among various teams – Engineering, Design, Packaging, and Manufacturing – that resulted in streamlining the product development cycle. Her work with factory owners in China, as well as with Hong Kong staff, resulted in significant reductions in both internal reject rates as well as defect rates, as measured by retailers.

Rachel holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Smith College. She has been a speaker at numerous toy and factory safety seminars in China sponsored by the Chinese government and the Toy Industry Association (TIA.) She is a voting member of ASTM on committee F15 for Consumer Products, including ASTM F963-17 the Toy Safety Standard. She enjoys photography and has had several exhibits of her unique photographic art in venues around the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. Rachel is based in San Francisco where she resides with her husband and children.