One of the fastest growing categories of fixtures is Plastic Hooks. But obviously something has gone awry here. Frontwires are snapped, sheared off at the backplate, and backplates seem improperly toleranced for the grid wire diameters and placement. Breaking and shearing are load failures, and in the light-duty Jewelry application these hooks were found in, translates into cheap hook materials.  The backplate problem is an incorrect hook design for the use. I find it hard to imagine anyone purchasing hooks so poorly constructed or suited to the task.  I suspect these may have been from a temporary POP prepack, and floor staff improperly re-purposed to a permanent display.  The failed hooks were widespread.  I hope someone from Visual Merchandising spots the problem soon and issues a storewide recall. Meanwhile if you are ever in doubt yourself, ask the manufacturer for samples to test, or upgrade to wire.

See this hook in a Hybrid Pegboard use at…
Hybrid Grid Hook Now For Pegboard Too

For for examples of this style hook in use SEE…

Plastic Scan Hook for 1″ Grid
Hooks Hang on Front Productstop
Cross Bar Scan Hook in Plastic

For additional examples of plastic fixture failure SEE…

Rare Hook Lug Failure
Diving Board Effect in Jewelry
Hook has Two Monkey Load Limit
Plastic T-Hook on a Tilt
Plastic Hooks Beyond Limits” and
Label Strip Old Before Its Time

SEACH “Failed” for all other non-plastic examples
of physical fixture failure.

For Plastic Hooks in Jewelry Display SEE…
Slide-in Straight-Entry Self-Adhesive Plastic Hook
Plastic Hook Backplate Kaizen for Jewelry
Re-thinking Plastic Hook Design for Slot
Designer Plastic Anti-Sweep Hook for Jewelry
Diving Board Effect in Plastic Jewelry Hooks
Plastic Jewelry Grid Hooks Fail
Rectilinear Polygon Jewelry Hook
No-See-Em Clear Plastic Hook for Jewelry
Neck-like Necklace Hook

For noteworthy fixture failures see…
Gondola Base Deck Takes a Hit” (This Post)
Aluminum Boxer-Style Hook Failure
Misshapen Aluminum Hooks
Malleable Aluminum Grid Hooks
So Sorry. Aluminum Hook in Play
Faceout Failure on Slatwire
Failed Reverse Waterfall Hook
How to Avoid Frontwire Sag
Plastic Grid Hooks Fail
Rare Hook Lug Failure
Hook Lug Failure Redux
Plastic Hook Innovates But Falls Short
Hook has Two Monkey Load Limit
Plastic Hooks Beyond Limits
Anti-Theft Fixture Failure
Productstop Fails Christmas Crush
Label Holder Wrecks Store Image
Sidesaddle Label Holder Fails
Ideas Wanted: Retail Guard Rail

For a visual Pinterest Board summary see…
Failures in Fixtures