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In the Face of Recurring Consumer Goods Scandals, Koreans Turn Their Gaze Towards Foreign Markets

In the Face of Recurring Consumer Goods Scandals, Koreans Turn Their Gaze Towards Foreign Markets

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Distrust generated by scandals over pesticide-riddled eggs, the supposed presence of harmful chemical substances in women’s sanitary pads and hazardous humidifier disinfectants has caused more Koreans to look abroad for solutions to everyday needs. The preference for goods that come with the “Western Advanced Nation” tag that oft emerges [...]

Reckitt Benckiser CEO Apologizes over Deadly Humidifier Sterilizers

Reckitt Benckiser CEO Apologizes over Deadly Humidifier Sterilizers

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The head of Britain-based Reckitt Benckiser formally apologized over its toxic humidifier sterilizers that claimed many lives in South Korea, a parliamentary special committee probing the scandal said Thursday.  The so-called Oxy humidifier disinfectant case came to light after four pregnant women died of unknown lung problems in 2011. [...]

Air Purifiers in Spotlight amid Toxic Substance Controversy

Air Purifiers in Spotlight amid Toxic Substance Controversy

SEOUL, June 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The Oxy toxic humidifier sterilizer scandal has made Korean consumers highly alert to potential toxic substances included in other daily products. These concerns expanded to odor eliminators, and now to air purifiers. As part of steps being taken to address rising concerns, air purifier manufacturers are offering free filter [...]

Google Korea CEO Summoned Again in Toxic Sterilizer Probe

Google Korea CEO Summoned Again in Toxic Sterilizer Probe

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The CEO of Google Korea who formerly headed the local unit of Oxy Reckitt Benckiser was summoned again by prosecutors Tuesday to face questions over the British firm’s toxic humidifier sterilizer which has caused numerous deaths and illnesses here.  The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office summoned John Lee as a [...]

Korean Government to Re-examine Humidifier Disinfectant Case

Korean Government to Re-examine Humidifier Disinfectant Case

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean government announced that it will re-examine potential health damages to the respiratory system and other organs from humidifier disinfectants. The Ministry of Environment’s Humidifier Disinfectant Investigations Committee revealed that it will study the possibility of rhinitis, bronchitis, and other potential non-pulmonary damages resulting from humidifier disinfectants, and [...]