(1) Utilizing Tools from the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) to Conduct Risk Assessments for Products, with Packaged Data Linked to Each Item (Flammability Test)
In order to maintain product safety, Casio carries out design and inspection based on Product Safety Design Standards and Product Safety Manufacturing Standards. Casio utilizes NITE’s product risk assessment support tools (data) for these standards to incorporate this assessment into its product design process. After confirming that there are no problems from a design perspective, we evaluate safety in the event of an emergency by conducting product combustion tests and lithium-ion battery overcharge and nail piercing tests. In this way, Casio strives to improve the effectiveness of product risk assessment by implementing a package that connects NITE’s data to the actual items used in each test.
(2) Initiatives to Prevent “Silent Changes”*1
Casio is working to expand its internal analysis activities in order to maintain product quality, ensure safety, and prepare for potential risks. As part of its efforts to prevent “silent changes,” Casio identifies which products require priority safety controls and regularly samples mass-produced products. Casio then implements morphological observations, chemical analysis, component analysis using physical property evaluation, and safety confirmation tests. At the same time, Casio collects data that helps it to provide guidance and supervision to its suppliers, while providing feedback to suppliers and related departments throughout the company to help prevent the occurrence or recurrence of product accidents.
*1. When specifications or components are changed for reasons such as cost reduction and delivered to the customer without obtaining their approval.