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Coway Faces Another Suit over Faulty Water Purifiers

Coway Faces Another Suit over Faulty Water Purifiers

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of local consumers was to file a 2.8 billion won (US$2.53 million) class action suit Friday against Coway, South Korea’s leading water purifier maker, over its water purifier models coated with nickel that they claim taints the water and poses a health hazard.  Nickel from the inner [...]

Consumers Moving to Take Legal Action against Coway

Consumers Moving to Take Legal Action against Coway

SEOUL, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Consumers are banding together for civil and criminal suits against Coway, South Korea’s leading maker of water purifiers, after nickel was discovered mixed in the water when using certain company models, industry officials said Thursday.  Some consumers are claiming the same defect in products from other companies, raising the [...]

Nickel Sparks Fear among Korean Consumers of Water Purifier

Nickel Sparks Fear among Korean Consumers of Water Purifier

SEOUL, July 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Consumer anxiety is growing in Korea with the recent discovery of nickel in Coway water purifiers. Coway is Korea’s leading manufacturer and rental service operator of water purifiers.  Although the company is maintaining its official stance that the amount of detected nickel is minimal and is harmless to the [...]