Defects detected during visual inspections are classified into three categories as follows:
Critical Defect – corresponds to a defect likely to be unsafe for consumers. Our default Critical Defect AQL is Not Allowed.
Major Defect – results in function failures or reduction of product usability or obvious appearance faults which may affect the salability of the product. Our default Major Defect AQL is 2.5.
Minor Defect – doesn't reduce the usability or function of the product, but is beyond the defined quality standard and may reduce the salability of the product. Our default Minor Defect AQL is 4.0.
Clients can also specify what points are Minor, Major or Critical in their own checklists.