Unfortunately, defective product lawsuits are becoming a very common occurrence within this country. Lawsuits of this nature generally arise from a source of negligence. A company in a hurry to launch a new product in order to beat the competitors or to get the product to the consumer before a big spending season, can end up losing a large portion of the profit margin. Product liability is something that manufacturers must take very seriously. We have certainly seen the headlines that tell of the millions, or even tens of millions, paid out by corporations sued when a product malfunctions and causes serious harm or death.
Much of this could be avoided with proper testing prior to the product launch. Quality control testing is designed to find the flaws before those issues can cause harm to the consumer. When this process is rushed, major, potentially fatal accidents can happen. Today, clean room, and controlled space systems are readily available to manufacturers who want to know exactly how a product will respond to various stimuli. Temperature, humidity, and other variables can be precisely defined, in order to mimic exactly the conditions that the product would be regularly exposed to.
SRP controls offers a wide range of environmental chambers that can allow manufactures to test their products in normal- and worst case scenarios, in order to determine failure points. Obviously, there are laws in place that are supposed to ensure that proper testing is performed prior to any new product launch, but manufacturer negligence often leads to consumers being exposed to potential flaws. As these laws are fine-tuned and as the lawsuits remind manufacturers of the consequences that can come from rushing the testing phase, more environmental chambers and clean rooms will be needed to meet the industry demands. And that is good news for everyone – the manufacturers who avoid lawsuits, the HVAC industry that sees subsequent growth, and, of course, the consumer who buys safer products.