Radioactive dog food, lead paint on children's toys, shrimp farm raised and fed chicken poop, garlic fertilized with municipal sewage, the Chinese Wuhan Kung Flu Virus, now this:
Half the problem is over the last 3/4 decades AMERICA "consumers" got Accustomed to "CHEAP" throwaway crap..Damn Chinese are out to get us by any means
It's called "planned obsolescence" for a reason. Every manufacturer builds their product with it in mind.Half the problem is over the last 3/4 decades AMERICA "consumers" got Accustomed to "CHEAP" throwaway crap..
Yeah ya can buy a Chinese knock off Drill or Sawzall for $39.99 but it might last a project or two ..
Take even TV sets and Stereo Systems..
Back in the day a 25 inch Color TV set with Remote cost like $7/8 hundred bucks but that Old Tube TV "lasted" 10/15 years.... stained wood grain cabinet too was like a piece of furniture
Old piece by piece Stereo System as well..
Today a Flatscreen TV set maybe 40/50 inches for $4/5 hundred bucks but it seems a FLATSCREEN needs to be "replaced" every 5 years or so..
Even Appliances...a Washer n a refrigerator used to be built like a freaking "Tank" and lasted afew Decades
I wasn't specifically referring to the jack stands. That's just plan scary to make a sub par jack stand. Planned obsolescence is what now motivates product life cycle designs. They want it to fail in X amount of years to maintain profit margins. And I saw this daily in the Class 8 truck parts business. One manufacturer even admitted it. What pissed me off was his comment about "We all do it.".I don't think this falls into that category.
Cheap Chinese crap. It's been a problem in aerospace for 30 years after they started flooding the world with substandard high strength bolts.