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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 [...]

Hyundai’s Faulty Engine Whistleblower May Face Criminal Charges

Hyundai’s Faulty Engine Whistleblower May Face Criminal Charges

SUWON, South Korea, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – A former Hyundai Motor employee who disclosed defects in Hyundai’s Theta II engine may face criminal charges, with the South Korean car maker seemingly intent on bringing the whistleblower to court.  The 54-year-old former chief of Hyundai’s quality and strategy department, only disclosed as Kim, accused the [...]

Hyundai Motor Ordered to Recall 68,000 Genesis, Equus Sedans for Faulty Canisters

Hyundai Motor Ordered to Recall 68,000 Genesis, Equus Sedans for Faulty Canisters

SEOUL, Apr. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co., the country’s top automaker, was ordered to recall some 68,000 units of its Genesis and Equus large sedans for faulty fuel vapor canisters, the transportation ministry said Tuesday. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said the affected vehicles were produced in 2011. “We informed Hyundai [...]

Hyundai, Kia to Recall Potentially Faulty Engines in 171,348 Vehicles

Hyundai, Kia to Recall Potentially Faulty Engines in 171,348 Vehicles

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp. will recall potentially faulty engines of more than 170,000 vehicles from late next month to ensure the safety of their customers, the transport ministry and the companies said Friday.  Hyundai and Kia, South Korea’s two biggest carmakers, will voluntarily begin [...]