Application: Managing Product Recalls—the Case of Mattel, Inc.

  • ManMohan S. Sodhi
  • Christopher S. Tang
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 172)


In addition to supply chain risks that occur before sales, companies need to think about the risks that may occur after sales. Specifically, product recalls due to safety considerations for consumers can put companies at risk. This chapter deals with product safety and recall and examines how companies manage their product recall process and implement ways to mitigate product risks in the future. We use the case of Mattel, Inc. and its toy recalls in 2007 to illustrate handling of the product recall process.


Supply Chain Product Safety Product Recall Chinese Manufacturer Supply Chain Risk 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • ManMohan S. Sodhi
    • 1
  • Christopher S. Tang
    • 2
  1. 1.Cass Business SchoolCity UniversityLondonUK
  2. 2.Anderson School of ManagementUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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