Posts from category "Case Studies"

Product Recalls - Engineering Products

This category does not restrict to any specific industry and involves all engineering products which were subject to recalls. This must result in a wide array of products with rather unconnected reasons. However, as is usually the case, such products are often faulty based on design or manufacturing defects. Some of these products may not be well-known, as most of these are used in Industries or are less famous. Here is a list of some of those engineering products recalls

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Product Recalls – Electronic Appliances

Electronic appliances have been very common since the later part of the 20th century, with most physical household labour being aided by these appliances. Every household contains a slew of different household electronic products and it keeps growing in numbers as does the features in them. Hence, its only to be expected for these products to have issues and invoke recalls. There have been dozens of such major recalls, most of which are listed below.

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Product Recalls – Agri Industry

Any product recall in this industry is much more complex than any other industry and it is simply because it is very hard to trace the origin of the product and the diversity one finds in Agri products. Any issues with Agri products too are not easy to detect as they do not follow the standard metrological and quality aspects common in other products. Despite that, the number of Agri product recalls is rising every year, reflecting on the conscious effort by several countries. Below is a list of the major Agri product recalls in the past few decades

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IT and Communication Device Industry - Product Recalls

This industry is quite new and devices are only common in the last 2-3 decades. So, recalls generally will be within this period. But such recalls must be entirely rare given the amount of testing that goes into them and the Beta devices and updates released, Right? No! The number of devices and the competition and the ever-shrinking life cycle gives the manufacturers with so little time for all the testing. After all, even a carbon copies need so much testing if they are communication devices! The recalls over the years have been for multiple reasons but majority seem to be to fix faulty components and software. Listed below are some of the recalls that shook the industry. 

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Recalls in Aviation Industry

Any issue related to a flight is, at best, scary. Flights after all, cannot be landed immediately like you can do with your car by turning off the ignition. Add to that the fact that most commercial planes carry over a hundred people, even the slightest issue poses grave threats. This said, it is not easy to recall a set of aircrafts to fix an issue. They simply are spread across the globe and have schedules fixed months ahead which makes recalls very complex. Plus, certain small airline operators usually have only a single model in their entire fleet and recalling them will affect entire businesses until repair is complete. However, planes do get recalled from time to time to fix some emergency

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Recalls in Food and Beverage Industries

Food Industry is Susceptible to a large number of recalls considering their Perishable nature. Also, Contamination cannot be ruled out. But recall of large quantities of Food are rare. Major reasons involve contamination or, in several cases, Regulatory action due to presence of Non-permissible substances in the Food. There are numerous recalls over the years, particularly from Global brands who have their presence all around the world. Given below, is a look into some of the infamous Food Recalls.

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Medical Devices - Product Recalls

Medical Device Recalls may not rake up high numbers as other consumer products do, but the pain people go through before and during the recall process makes them one of the most important product recalls. But tracking has been the major issue over the years as many devices, most of them implants, being untraceable once inside the human body. People literally live entire lives with these defective devices in them as their bodies creak and moan.

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Automotive Industry - Product Recalls

A car has thousands of parts in it. Earlier, it all used to be mechanical with a few electrical parts but the past two decades have seen automobiles with more electronics inside them than a computer has! This has raised the complexity so much that any number of trials and tests is not enough to identify the possible defects. Before 2000, most of the auto manufacturers preferred not to recall vehicles owing to high costs involved unless the issue was large and they were forced.

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Pharma Industry - Product Recalls

Pharma Industry involves one of the highest amounts of research and testing before going into production. Despite that, the truckload of errors and side-effects involved in medications and drugs certainly does not miss the attention. Only very few of these actually get noticed and reported, usually when the results are fatal or serious, but even that counts for a large number. Let us have a look at some of the largest drug and other pharma recalls in history.

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World Bank Report on India Post- 2002

The World Bank has been instrumental in transforming the National Postal Services of several countries globally by critically analysing their services and the performances of these Establishments, since 1997. Seeing this development, the Indian Government too sought the help of the World Bank in order to bring about a reform in he Traditional Industry. The World Bank duly obliged, developing a report titled ‘Transforming a Postal Infrastructure’ The potential that laid untapped in the 

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