James Bond’s Sports Car Has Chinese Supply-Chain Problems (BW)

Aston Martin, the luxury sports car manufacturer often associated with James Bond, has the same problem as Mattel’s (MAT) Hot Wheels: glitches in the Chinese supply chain.The company is recalling more than 5,000 cars manufactured since 2007 after it investigated after reports of throttle pedal arms breaking during installation. Its discovery: “Initial tests on the failed pedal arm have shown that the Tier Three Supplier used counterfeit material.”

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