Exponent’s consulting and evaluation services in the Products division include root cause analysis, product safety and risk assessment in order to reduce risk of injury, overheating and fire in consumer electronics, consumer goods, household appliances, electrical and electronic equipment. The goal often is to identify areas of potential problems in the product design or layout to be in a position to avoid malfunctions, failures or incidents. Exponent’s many years of experience in this field allows us to precisely identify the root causes of the failure mode and to develop effective solution approaches for our clients. Exponent’s testing methods and testing laboratories allow both for small electronic devices and components as well as for large industrial equipment to be characterized. Exponent provides its customers also quality assurance support and offers to perform technical audits of suppliers, develop measures for product improvements and risk reduction, or provide technical assistance with standards and regulations.