Consumer Products Forensic Investigation

When a product fails, or an accident occurs, the result can be a financial loss, serious injury or death. When the worst happens, Heiberg Forensic is here to investigate and make a determination on the causative factors.

Consumer products can fail or break for a variety of reasons:

  • Inadequate or poor design
  • Misuse or abuse of the product
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Improper or defective materials
  • Inadequate maintenance
  • Inadequate usage instructions
  • Improper usage
  • Inadequate consumer testing

Consumer products come in vast array of designs and uses, yet common to most is a reliance on engineering principles in their design, manufacture, or operation. A forensic engineer is often called upon to determine the cause of the failure or the events leading up to the accident.