Glass failure analysis expert witness performs failure analysis on a broken small cosmetic bottle. This bottle failure occured when it was being capped on the line. The objective of the analysis was to determine the cause of the failure and to advise the bottle manufacturer. The bottle broke into two pieces, and these are shown in the upper left photograph. Upper right is a 20X photomicrograph of the failure origin. This failure originated as a result of a “chill crack” which is a manufacturing defect formed when, exiting the clam shell tool, the hot bottle touched an unprotected metal tool. The cold spot created a chill crack that eventually caused the bottle failure. The manufacturer is presently correcting the manufacturing problem. In the meantime, only bottles from another supplier are being used.