Child Safety

A baby sleeping peacefully in a crib. Exponent studies human factors to advance the safety and compliance of children's products.

Making Products Safer for Children

When children interact with products, potential risks like suffocation, drowning, and poisoning are critical concerns to be investigated from many angles. Exponent scientists study the physical and cognitive development of children at various ages to understand the impact of different products on child safety.

Limit potential hazards in products to protect children

Exponent recognizes that each stage of product development presents specific concerns for child safety as well as the need for thorough evaluation. Our team of human factors scientists gauges the effectiveness of strategies intended to identify child safety hazards and curtail them, enabling clients to make informed decisions about their products — including those intended for use by children, such as toys and car seats, and products that are not, such as lighters and motor vehicles.

Conducting experimental and observational studies about how children and their parents interact with products can help our clients reduce the risk of dangerous products entering the market.

Our Capabilities Are Unparalleled

With expertise in over 90 disciplines and hundreds of capabilities, tools, and methodologies — we get to the root of even the most complex challenges and give you the objective answers you need.


Our global and comprehensive expertise across industries gives us a deep understanding of current challenges, best industry practices, and the implications of emerging technologies.