In this economy, many companies are cutting corners to cut costs. When consumers depend on these companies for their safety and the companies continue to produce unsafe products at a smaller cost – this race to the bottom becomes dangerous.
Take General Motors: The financially troubled car company recalled approximately 14,000 of its 2010 – 2011 Cadillac DTSs and Buick Lucerne’s this month because of a defect in the cars which can cause a leak in the power steering line, leading to a fire or the loss of power assist.
So, what is the cause of the defect? A change in the assembly line rate at one of its Detroit plants, GM told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The automaker found out about the problem after two of the cars had caught fire.
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