Air Bag Recall

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Air Bag Recall

Review the article “Blow Out” from this week’s reading assignment. This article pertains to the recall of air bag products. Assume you are the manager for a large automotive company that will be using air bags in your products. What risk assessment tools will you use in order to ensure that the product being installed into your vehicles meets safety standards in order to avoid a recall? Use your course materials and outside research to generate a solid analysis on why these methods would be helpful. Your analysis should be supported by research.

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Case Study:
Airbags Technologies Risk Assessment
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Airbags Technologies Risk Assessment
Product recalls involving the act of a manufacturer requesting that some products already
in the market to be returned to the firm if there is a concern of safety due to the product noted.
The process is costly, but in the contemporary world, it is essential in enhancing public relations
and retaining consumer trust. In the “Blow Out” case study, Bill Saporito shows a case of airbags
that Takata produced had a defective opening mechanism that caused multiple deaths. They
busted and opened up at high speeds every time they sensed the faces of the driver a few
centimeters close to the steering wheel. The airbags were already widely accepted and used in
vehicle models belonging to Toyota, Nissan, and others. The reported cases forced Honda,
Nissan, Toyota, Chrysler, and BMW to recall some of the vehicles that they already...

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