Consumer products are also prone to failure in some instances. The cause of failure can vary according to the type of product and/or its application. Some examples are:
Table Top failure
- Analysis was conducted in order to determine the cause of a glass table top failure.
Unstable Garbage Dumpster lid
- Geometry and operation of a garbage dumpster lid were analyzed as it had fallen onto an individual’s head. The lid’s maximum fall speed and instability were technically assessed.
- An individual was using an adjustable pair of crutches; one of the crutches collapsed under normal use. The crutch was examined in order to technically assess the cause of failure and collapse.
- A top-heavy coin machine toppled onto a 4-year old child. The machine was examined in order to technically determine its geometry, instability and reason for falling over.