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t Scrutinizing Products from China: Cost versus Safety


In 2007, American consumers were alerted to a rash of products entering the retail market from
China that presented safety concerns – from dog food to jewelry. As discussed in Chapter 5, the
products presented a variety of hazards to consumers. Retailers found themselves in a damage
control mode as their customers were alerted to recalls. Many customers were leery of
purchasing anything made in China due to the high volume of goods that presented health
concerns.
You have recently been appointed to the position of buyer for an accessories retailer which
specializes in the tween girls market. You have found success with inexpensive metal jewelry
items such as rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Most of your products are manufactured
in China and purchased through a vendor who imports merchandise for you.
Lately, customers (particularly mothers of the young consumers who wear your products) have
been inquiring to the sales associates about the safety of your products. You have not tested any
of the products that you have stocked, and you wonder whether you should be responsive to this
marketplace situation.
What do you believe are your responsibilities as a buyer, with respect to this situation?

Module 5 – Cost vs Safety
CASE STUDY QUESTIONS
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Describe the ethical dilemma presented, and explain why the situation described is an ethical
dilemma.

On a scale of 1 (not an ethical dilemma) to 10 (strongly an ethical dilemma), rate the extreme to
which you believe this situation to be an ethical dilemma. Explain your response/rating.

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What, if anything, could have been done by the parties involved to reduce the existence of the
ethical dilemma?

Would you have done anything differently from the actions of the decision makers in this case? If
so, what? And, why?

As the boss or CEO of the companies involved, how would you handle the situation at hand?

Do you believe that this ethical dilemma could have been avoided? Should it have been avoided?
Why or why not?

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