The reason of this recall is due to a fake component scare. Aston Martin were sourcing the accelerator pedal arm from China’s Shenzhen Kexiang Mould Tool Co Limited. This firm was caught using fake plastic, and labeling it as an official DuPont product. The fake plastic was supplied by Synthetic Plastic Raw Material Co Ltd of Dongguan.
In a statement given by Aston Martin, they revealed that no injuries or accidents have been reported due to this fake component. They have already identified a replacement supplier for this fake component, and this supplier is based in the UK. (via)