Consumer Goods Expert in Power Electronics

Case Description:

A consumer goods expert in power electronics was requested for pre-litigation work testing rechargeable batteries for public safety equipment. An expert was needed to provide forensic engineering of the devices to determine the probable cause of failure. Some of the public safety equipment had exploded in the field due to a problem with the rechargeable battery pack.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate consumer goods experts with experience in forensic analysis of power electronics. Additionally, the expert would need access to a testing laboratory or research facilities. Knowledge of regulations and standards for product safety, such as those established by the ANSI, was also required.

Experts Presented:

  • Consumer Goods Expert

    This consumer goods expert is senior project engineer for the product safety department of a consumer products testing laboratory. He is routinely involved in providing testing and evaluation services for compliance with consumer goods and product safety standards. He has also been involved as an expert in performing forensic engineering analysis to determine probable cause of failure. The combination of his experience in product safety standards for consumer goods and evaluation of power electronics provide him a strong background as an expert for this case. IMS Reference #2624312

  • Power Electronics Expert

    This power electronics expert is a founding member of a consortium of experts in the areas related to primary and secondary consumer batteries, fuel cells and analytical laboratory services. With over 25 years of research and development experience in the portable power industry, his battery expertise covers alkaline manganese dioxide, zinc-air, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride and fuel cell systems. His firm's services include failure analyses, chemical analyses, and physical analyses. IMS Reference #2614741

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