Mitigating Fire Risks in Consumer & Battery-Powered Products

Exponent Presents and Exhibits at ICPHSO Annual Meeting & Training Symposium

February 19 - 22, 2024
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As consumer products and battery technologies evolve, new challenges are emerging to mitigate fire risk within and outside of these advanced, complex products — from lithium-ion-powered electrics vehicles and mobile devices to smart kitchen appliances

At the ICPHSO 2024 Annual Meeting & Training Symposium, Exponent's John McGann, Ph.D., and James Frake, Ph.D., will discuss insights gained from broad experience in consumer product testing as well as risk assessment and mitigation. Join us to explore new ideas around product and battery safety related to fire risk and connect with our multidisciplinary team exhibiting at booth 33. View presentation details and register for the symposium below. 

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"Best Practices for Mitigating Flame Propagation in Consumer Products"

TUESDAY, FEB. 20 | 10:30-11:15 A.M. EST

Speaker: John McGann, Ph.D., Senior Managing Scientist, Polymer Science & Materials Chemistry

Good design includes thoughtful consideration of any risks associated with possible ignition. An overarching principle is that design and manufacture should strive to prevent hazards, including fires. What are the emerging best practices for consumer product evaluation in this area? Attend this panel discussion with Dr. McGann and other experts to learn about the emerging consensus on product safety standards that help reduce flame propagation in consumer products and the batteries that power them.

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Battery Failure Analysis and Investigation

"Battling Lithium-Ion Battery Fires"

TUESDAY, FEB. 20 | SESSION 1: 10:30-11:15 A.M. EST | SESSION 2: 11:25 A.M.-12:10 P.M. EST

Speaker: James Frake, Ph.D., Managing Scientist, Materials & Corrosion Engineering

Local jurisdictions are enacting rules to address concerns around lithium-ion battery fires. How can industry leaders help craft a more comprehensive solution of robust standards for safer batteries? In this breakout session, attendees will review, evaluate, and consider how to advance the broad consensus emerging around product safety standards.

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