Schindler Holding AG, the head office is located in Switzerland, is one of the biggest Lift Companies in the world. However, as you may know it, a high school boy was killed by the accident of the elevator made by Schindler in Tokyo. Now the Japanese authority is investigating Shindler's products installed in all of Japan. One of the news source says that Shindler adopted some lemon gears for their lift. Thus Scindler's products occured such tremendous number of accidents.
By the way, what does the lemon mean ? The sour fruit ? We're very familiar with a slice of lemon in red tea. And its ingredient of vitamine is very good for keeping lady's skin condition.
But the lemon has different meaning from fruit. * Informal One that is unsatisfactory or defective: 1) [countable] especially American English informal something that is useless because it fails to work or to work properly: [C] MAINLY US INFORMAL something that does not work: e.g. I soon realized the van was a lemon. 2) [countable] British English informal a silly person: [C] UK INFORMAL a very foolish person: e.g. He just stood there looking like a real lemon.