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Current Strategies for Mitigating Counterfeit Components
PRO-STD-001 VP of Quality-Course Director – Rick Stanton
SAMPLE - "THE DREADED RECALL LETTER"
Southeast Military Systems, Inc. 12 Pleasant Street Montgomery, AL. 74856
Date: August 15, 2012
ACME Manufacturing Specialist 15 Costly Error Ave Stockton City, CA 59881
SUBJECT – SYSTEM RECALL NOTIFICATION – (Counterfeit Piece Part)
Dear Mr. Jones,
NOTICE: ACME Manufacturing has identified and validated a counterfeit component in your MicroVersaTrip system, trip units used with Low Voltage Circuit Breaker failed to give an appropriate voltage reading, resulting in the operator believing the electrical power is off, which can pose a risk of shock, electrocution, or thermal burn hazard. STOP USING THIS SYSTEM IMMEDIATELY!!!
We are recalling all 150 MicroVersaTrip Systems delivered over the past 9 months. This recall is due to a disappointing but extremely important discovery of a Counterfeit Component installed by AMS unknowingly. The original component manufacture validated the part to be 100% counterfeit. We take full responsibility per Federal Law HR1540, section 818, along with the financial consequences involved to rectify this entire situation.
Further action will be taken with our entire supply chain of Independent Distributors (Brokers) plus all other sub-vendors involved. Unfortunately at the time of installation AMS did not have strong or effective controls in place during procurement or inspection to recognize or avoid counterfeit product. Immediately a new and robust counterfeit component avoidance and training process has been instituted and mandated throughout the company. Again, we are terribly sorry for this unfortunate oversight and any inconvenience it may have caused.
Benjamin B Franklens
VP – Corporate Quality
ACME Manufacturing Services
15 Costly Error Ave
Stockton City, CA
Direct: 510-539-2242 Cell: 510-225-2209
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