Been a while since that testing happened, so quick clarification for those who weren't around then.... Yes, of the 30-40 CCH Aliens I pull tested a disturbing number smeared out of the test fixture well below their rated strength.
Hmmmm... I had that happen in my own "testing" once. It looked like a perfect placement of a yellow alien and then failed when I fell on it. The lobes were deformed, "smeared" as you say. If your explanation of the metal claimed not being the metal used is true, what a truly piece of shit company CCH was. Not that this is a newsflash at this point ;).