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Products Recalled Overseas Sold in S. Korea

Products Recalled Overseas Sold in S. Korea

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 130 overseas products that had been recalled in other countries for safety reasons were sold in the local market last year, the Korea Consumer Agency said Wednesday. The agency recommended sales suspension, product exchanges, free repairs and other remedy measures on 132 such products in 2017, up [...]

Gov’t Collects Tens of Thousands of Radioactive Mattresses

Gov’t Collects Tens of Thousands of Radioactive Mattresses

SEOUL, Jun. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Over 22,000 bed mattresses found to emit radiation levels above safety standards have been collected nationwide over the weekend, the country’s post office said Monday. Some 30,000 employees and 3,200 vehicles were mobilized to collect 22,298 mattresses produced by Daijin Bed Co. on Saturday and Sunday, according to Korea [...]

Architectural Idea Turns Restrooms into Fireproof Refuges

Architectural Idea Turns Restrooms into Fireproof Refuges

SEJONG, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Among this month’s three “new architectural technologies” chosen by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport was a restroom design that can function as a shelter in case of fire.  In the new design, a water barrier is created at the restroom’s entrance by sprinklers during an emergency, preventing [...]

Children Learn Safety Drills at Seoul Safety Exhibition

Children Learn Safety Drills at Seoul Safety Exhibition

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The sixth Children’s Safety Experience Exhibit kicked off Thursday for a three-day run at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Hosted by Hyundai Motor Company, the Ministry of Public Safety and Security, and the Citizens’ Coalition for Safety, the event is offering education programs and experience sessions for various accidents and [...]

Korea’s Security Services Market Expected to Grow to 7 Tln Won by 2020

Korea’s Security Services Market Expected to Grow to 7 Tln Won by 2020

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean market for security services is expected to grow by 40 percent to 7 trillion won (US$5.9 billion) by 2020, the government said Friday.  The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy presented the outlook at a conference on how to better protect the country’s key infrastructure facilities.  [...]

Drug Safety Ministry Criticized for Lack of Action over Botox Feud

Drug Safety Ministry Criticized for Lack of Action over Botox Feud

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Corporate feud over the source of a toxin strain used in Botox injections has raised safety concerns among consumers, who lay the blame on the state drug safety agency for standing akimbo even when the controversy is growing.  Officials at the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety reaffirmed Tuesday [...]

Korea to Build More Earthquake Training Centers after Record Tremors

Korea to Build More Earthquake Training Centers after Record Tremors

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean government announced Thursday that it will build eight additional safety training centers that offer hands-on experience and training for earthquakes by 2020. The announcement came following Korea’s record 5.8-magnitude quake that shook the nation on September 12, and the more than 400 aftershocks that have followed since. [...]