What is the difference between a design defect, a manufacturing defect and a marketing defect?
Product defects are generally put into three categories: design, manufacturing and marketing defects. Design defects are in a manner of speaking, intended. This type of defect is inherent in the design of the product. For example, a chair that is designed with only three legs might be considered defectively designed because it tips over too easily. Manufacturing defects on the other hand are defects that were not intended at all. For example, a chair might be designed to be stable, but if it is manufactured with one of the legs not bolted on correctly, the chair would be said to have a manufacturing defect. Marketing defects are defects in the manner in which a product is sold. This type of defect can include inadequate warnings and/or instructions for the public.