Why is there no agency to punish or an outlet to shame companies that purposefully build products to break? via /r/DIY


Why is there no agency to punish or an outlet to shame companies that purposefully build products to break?

Due to the pandemic, rather than take a trip to buy a new one, I decided to restore this wooden hose reel box I had. It had warped and split and was covered in mildew and was neglected for years before I came to possess it with my home.

The reel mechanism seemed fine, so the with the wood restored, easy enough, it would be as great little victory for my DIY journey. As I went to blow out the cobwebs I noticed the handle to trigger the hose "rewind" through water pressure. It had snapped off. When I went to see if it was repairable, this larger plastic handle that requires some torque, I realized that while it was surrounded by thicker, superior plastic reinforcement, the one point that would probably endure the bulk of the force placed on the unit in its lifetime was about as thin as the side of a quarter.

It was obviously built to fail, we've all seen products like this. So why don't we have a go to place in this moment – A place to warn our neighbors and keep a rescued of these horrible companies and their products?

Submitted March 20, 2021 at 09:24PM by TheBigPhilbowski
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