Think about sticking a small command in an HDD ROM. Something in an audio-chipset on a motherboard. In a LAN chip. All it needs to be is a small 'phone home/accept return' command set, too. Activated during OS installation, probably by the Administrator account, too.
Holy KGB, Batman!
Well, decision-makers saw big profits in offshore-ing this production. We trust the economies are so tightly connected that we'll all do the best for each other as well as ourselves.
Mankind is famous, after all, for always doing what's best.
cough cough, choke choke...