Like a gas nozzle built to prevent you from putting the wrong gas in your tank, poka-yoke is the concept of error proofing to prevent some calamity. If only we could apply it to our more nagging societal problems.
The problem was linked to a primer that’s supposed to be applied as a protective layer on aluminum fasteners to prevent corrosion.
Kobe Steel added nine items to its list of affected products, making 16, and said it was still checking the safety of five of them with customers.
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The Federal Aviation Administration determined there was an “unsafe condition” that “is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design.”