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Ethernet cables perpetually run the risk of having their clip labeled "B" torn off as the cable is pulled through the maze of cords that run behind the computer desk or in that special pocket of the laptop attache (you know, the kind of bag that teenagers call a "man-purse"). The good news is that the plug's design engineer added a soft plastic flap labeled "A" that prevents the clip "B" from hooking on anything as it is pulled.

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Mistake-proofing category: Mistake prevention
Setting function: Physical
Regulatory function: Shutdown
Source: Off-the-shelf

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Secondary Problems (side effects, weakness or concerns) with this example: What if the A tab snags on something and gets pulled off?

Then the person will have a nice reminder to not drag his cable.

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