Chinese counterfeit polyamide blamed in Aston Martin recall

Luxury vehicle manufacturer Aston Martin has been forced into a recall of the majority of sports cars it has built since late 2007 after finding a Chinese part supplier was using counterfeit plastic material in a part supplied to the luxury sports carmaker.

The automaker discovered that Tier III supplier Shenzhen Kexiang Mould Tool, a Chinese subcontractor that molds the affected accelerator pedal arms, was using counterfeit plastic material supplied by Synthetic Plastic Raw Material of Dongguan, according to documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Tier III supplier had been appointed by Hong Kong-based Fast Forward Tooling to mold the part.

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