@Icecream17 -Oh I remember that story. It was so sad. I also think that companies have an obligation to sell products that are safe for consumers. For example, many toys were found to be laced with lead when they were made overseas in a factory in China. If the company was aware of the situation and had not done anything about it, it would have clearly been an ethical violation because they would be putting profits ahead of the general public’s safety. Thank goodness that they did a voluntary recall.
This happened recently with a Japanese car manufacturer after it was proven that they tried to hide problems with the sudden acceleration and faulty brakes that have killed several people. I think that once a company’s reputation is damaged this way, their business will continue to suffer long after they resolved the problem because the public will have a hard time trusting the company again.