Due to their ubiquity in day-to-day life, consumer products are often involved in accidents and injuries. It is often unknown whether a product failure is the cause of an accident, or the result of it.
ESi’s state-of-the-art laboratory, test facilities, and analysis tools enable us to conduct multidisciplinary investigations across virtually any consumer product. From kitchen and laundry appliances, furniture, window coverings and blinds, to home and industrial tools, lawn care, retail and industrial products, and toys, ESi is well versed in assisting clients to resolve product-related disputes.
ESi can bring its breadth of engineering specialties to assist clients with product development and product liability issues. Our team provides technical consulting and analysis related to alleged user injuries, product design, materials selection, and technical and safety manuals and on-product labels.
Our engineers, scientists, and technical professionals can reconstruct and test accident scenarios and have assisted manufacturers in safety analysis and pre-release product testing. When unexpected product performance issues have arisen, ESi has applied its expertise to finding root causes and recommending solutions. We have experience dealing with the Consumer Products Safety Commission and assisting clients making recall, back fit, or notification decisions.
If litigation ensues, ESi can facilitate complete investigations from inception to litigation related expert testimony. ESi conducts a wide range of materials and product testing and creates both digital and physical demonstratives.
On February 1, 2017, a two-year-old boy became trapped between the elevator accordion door and the elevator shaft (hoistway) door of a home in Little Rock, Arkansas.
ESi was asked to perform analysis regarding a vehicle support collapse. While a faulty jack stand was alleged, ESi investigated an alternate hypothesis in which misuse of a pump jack produced the movements and witness marks consistent with available evidence.
ESi initiated a comprehensive investigation, examining the material, its processing, the environment within the vessel and the stresses in the material during service.
ESi was retained by the manufacturer of personal fall protection equipment to perform a safety analysis and documented risk assessment of a newly designed detachable cable sleeve. This product provides fall protection for workers climbing fixed ladders in multiple industrial applications.
ESi Principal Dennis Brickman presented important research on bunk bed entrapment hazards at the XXXVth Annual ISOES Conference in Munich, Germany.
ESi announces the opening of a new office in Kansas City, further expanding its engineering investigation and materials testing capabilities for clients in the Midwest.
This course will educate claims and litigation personnel on what to look for in determining who may have responsibility and liability for incidents involving butane appliances and containers.
ESi's expertise spans dozens of industries and specializations organized across several practice groups, each staffed by dozens of in-house experts with the technical knowledge, hands-on expertise, and courtroom experience required to execute projects for and with our clients from start to finish.Find an Expert Contact Us