Hmmm. Sure looks like the striker on the handle failed and not the door latch.
Also appears that you can open the door with a kitchen utensil, pen, screwdriver ect.
I suggest you contact the handle manufacturer and ask for help. If you think you have uncovered a safety defect, then you should report it to NHTSA here: https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/
The NTSB may forward the complaint for you however they will not follow up on it.
The emergency exit issue is real so please do keep us posted on the response you get from the manufacturer.
Also, did you use any lubricant(s) on the striker to relieve stress caused by friction?
My initial thought is that you have a defective part. I hope it is a rare occurrence.