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Hyundai Motor to Recall Overseas Kona EVs over Potential Battery Fire Risks

Hyundai Motor to Recall Overseas Kona EVs over Potential Battery Fire Risks

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co. has decided to voluntarily recall its Kona all-electric models sold overseas, industry insiders said Sunday, after the automaker vowed to take the same step on the home turf over potential battery fire risks. Hyundai will globally recall some 77,000 Kona Electric models manufactured between September 2017 [...]

5 Companies to Recall Nearly 14,000 Vehicles

5 Companies to Recall Nearly 14,000 Vehicles

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Audi-Volkswagen Korea, Toyota Motor Korea, Daimler Trucks Korea and two importers of motorcycles will voluntarily recall nearly 14,000 vehicles to fix faulty components, the transport ministry said Monday. This is the latest in a series of recalls by carmakers operating in South Korea and vehicle importers due to problems [...]

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 [...]