Q4 Recalls Snapshot: Mixed Bag For Industry As Recalls Rise But Number Of Recalled Units Falls
Device makers logged a 14% increase in recalls in the fourth quarter of 2019 – the third quarter in a row that the number of recalled devices went up. Meanwhile, recalled units dropped by 74%.
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Q3 Recalls Snapshot: Number Of Recalls Ticks Up For Third Consecutive Quarter; Recalled Units Spike An Incredible 1013%
Device makers initiated 243 recalls in the third quarter of 2019 – a modest 1% increase over Q2’s 200 recalls. Interestingly, the number of recalled device units skyrocketed a whopping 1013%, from 19.7 million in Q2 to 219.2 million in Q3. Check out our Q3 recalls infographic.
As American auto giants GM and Ford take the wheel on working with ventilator manufacturers to make the critically needed devices during the COVID-19 pandemic, two longtime quality experts explain where the device and auto companies will find common ground when it comes to quality systems.
President Trump on 27 March finally pulled the trigger on using his powers under the Defense Production Act, forcing General Motors Co. to manufacture medical ventilators. The only thing is, GM is already doing that.