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Chinese “counterfeit DuPont plastic” prompted Aston Martin’s giant recall

The Chinese company, which made Aston Martin’s accelerator pedal arms, “was using counterfeit DuPont plastic material,” Aston Martin said in a letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The company was actually the “third tier” subcontractor—Aston Martin got its throttle pedals from British company, which hired a Hong Kong company, which hired the Shenzhen company. The faulty material was supplied in turn by “Synthetic Plastic Raw Material Co.,” Aston Martin said. Aston Martin is recalling 17,590 cars.