When you browse through the isle of your local Toys R Us or Target franchise searching for a gift or a present for your newborn nephew, you might debate which color you like best or which is really the softest stuffed animal. However, the last thing on your mind should be whether or not the product is a choking hazard or a potential life-threatening gadget. Unfortunately, though, due to poor manufacturing quality control sometimes, this has become a concern for shoppers across the country.
Just recently, Fred & Friends’ “Buff Baby” baby rattles were recalled due to choking hazards. What was supposed to be a toy to entertain tots is now deemed a potential “killer.” But the recalls don’t stop there. In May, a New Jersey woman was killed by what investigators are saying was a faulty dishwasher. In fact, according to Consumer Reports Investigation, dishwashers are one of the most common appliances to cause fires – more than 1,000 fires can be credited to electrical or other problems with a dishwasher. Stile Products is also in hot water, as its Tern folding cycles were recently recalled due to fall hazard. The bike’s frame can crack at the hinge on the top tube, creating a potential fall hazard.
So how can consumer manufacturing companies ensure that their products don’t end up on the dreaded recall list? By implementing enterprise quality software like InfinityQS ProFicient, which delivers real-time visibility on the shop floor across the enterprise and throughout the supply chain.
ProFicient software collects statistical analysis to best gauge manufacturing intelligence. With hard data readily available where and when you need it, you will be able to make valuable production decisions as you need to so that you will never have to wait for intelligence reports.
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