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Toyota to recall 7.4 million cars | News | Strategic Risk

Toyota to recall 7.4 million cars | News | Strategic Risk | Crisis management | Scoop.it

Company will voluntarily recall cars from across the globe due to faulty window switches

Toyota has announced that it will voluntarily recall more than seven million vehicles worldwide over faulty window switches.

1.39 million cars will be recalled in Europe, 2.47 million in the US and 1.4 million in China. Hundreds of thousands of will also be recalled from the Middle East, Australia and Central Asia.

Yet despite the move, the Japanese car giant said that it hadn’t received any reports of accidents, injuries or deaths as a result of the issue.

The number of vehicles being recalled, which include the Yaris, Corolla and Auris models, is roughly the same as its sales for the whole of its last financial year. Toyota would not reveal how much the recall would cost.

Toyota plans to contact drivers asking them to visit their local dealership to check whether their car has a fault. Any identified should take 40 minutes to fix.

The move is another blow for the world’s largest car manufacturer whose reputation was damaged in 2009 after a recall that ended up involving 12 million vehicles, fines from US regulators and an eventual apology from the company’s CEO.

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ANVIL/Home

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The Analysis of Civil Security Systems in Europe (ANVIL) Approach:

 

Civil security systems in Europe display a wide variation in structures, policies, rules and practices: countries have organized differently in their efforts to protect citizens from a variety of threats to their security and safety. Each system evolved in a unique historical and cultural context. Each is bound by different legal/constitutional frameworks. Each system consists of different actors and is governed differently. Each system has different relations with private sector parties. And each system relates to its citizens in unique ways.

 

This project draws together existing data and collects additional information where necessary to map the variety and similarities in Europe's regional civil security structures, practices and cultures. It investigates if, and to what extent, variety affects the safety of Europe's citizens (for better or worse). In doing so, our results give policy stakeholders a clear view of which kind of systems that could successfully enhance the security in certain regions. Finally, by including policy stakeholders in all phases of the analysis process, we ensure that the project contributes to and gives EU-added value to the debate concerning "not one security fits all".

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G20 launches disaster preparedness manual - Xinhua

G20 launches disaster preparedness manualXinhuaThe manual, "Disaster Risk Assessment and Risk Financing," was prepared for the Group of 20 (G20) by the Mexican government and the World Bank, with submissions from 15 other nations and the Organization...
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ANDROID disaster resilience network

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Welcome to the website of the ANDROID disaster resilience network. ANDROID is an Erasmus academic network that aims to promote co-operation and innovation among European Higher Education to increase society’s resilience to disasters of human and natural origin.

 

The network’s teaching and research is concerned with what resilience is, what it means to society, and how societies might achieve greater resilience in the face of increasing threats from natural and human induced hazards. The network will create a European approach that will help us understand the attributes that enable physical, socio-cultural, politico-economic and natural systems to adapt, by resistance or changing, in order to reach and maintain an acceptable level of functioning. The network will also raise awareness and promote a common understanding among stakeholders of the importance of disaster resilience education and the essential role of European HEIs in improving society’s ability to increase disaster resilience.

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