In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers  Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone! 

Your Inspector Has Found The Following Defective Issues

The Hitch is the most vital component of the towing system.  What the consumer needs to understand is this product is built to a "Voluntary Standard" and the product has the potential to be defective.  Currently their is no NATIONAL safety standard that each  manufacturer must build one to.  In fact in every state anybody can build one homemade and never have to provide any product liability or testing standard.  Your Inspector has been given the task to enure your hitch is as safe as possible.

The Hitch Inspection Guidelines