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Nuclear Safety Agency Orders Recall of Radon-emitting Electric Mats, Bedding

Nuclear Safety Agency Orders Recall of Radon-emitting Electric Mats, Bedding

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s nuclear safety agency said Tuesday that it has ordered a recall of electric mats and bedding made by local companies that have been found to emit higher-than-permissible levels of radon gas, which can pose a health risk. The recalls affect eight products manufactured after March 2017 by [...]

Gov’t Orders Recall of 11,500 Imported Automobiles

Gov’t Orders Recall of 11,500 Imported Automobiles

SEOUL, May 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s transport ministry on Sunday issued recall orders for 11,500 units of 58 different imported cars, including those from BMW, Volkswagen and Honda. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said 2,461 units of Germany-based carmaker BMW’s 320d and 116i models will be recalled, citing battery problems. Around [...]

Ikea Recalling Ceiling Lamps Due to Risk of Falling Shades

Ikea Recalling Ceiling Lamps Due to Risk of Falling Shades

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Global furniture giant Ikea said Thursday it has voluntarily begun recalling ceiling lamps due to safety issues following reports of glass shades falling. The decision affects 432 Calypso ceiling lamps sold in South Korea after Aug. 1, 2016, the company’s local unit said. About 100 cases of glass shades [...]

S. Korea’s Vehicle Recall Likely to Top 1 Million Units This Year

S. Korea’s Vehicle Recall Likely to Top 1 Million Units This Year

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea is expected to recall more than 1 million vehicles in 2017 as motorists become more safety-conscious amid the sophistication of auto parts and technology, officials said Thursday. In the year to date, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has ordered some 100 recalls affecting 820,000 vehicles, with the full-year number likely to far exceed the 1 million mark. It will mark the first time in two years for [...]

Hyundai, Kia to Recall 240,000 Vehicles for Faulty Parts

Hyundai, Kia to Recall 240,000 Vehicles for Faulty Parts

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s transport ministry on Friday ordered Hyundai Motor Co. and its sister company Kia Motors Corp. to recall a combined 240,000 vehicles for faulty parts.  The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport made the final decision after reviewing five cases of suspected faulty parts in 12 models made [...]