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Australia finds asbestos in Chinese-built cars, prompts recall

by Jeff Sabatini (RSS feed) on Aug 15th, 2012 at 11:28AM

China's product safety reputation took another hit today, as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announced a recall of 23,000 Chinese vehicles made by Great Wall and Chery. The vehicles have engine and exhaust gaskets that contain asbestos, a known carcinogen that is prohibited in Australia. Both manufacturers have been directed to stop selling the affected vehicles, and owners have been warned not to perform any do-it-yourself repairs that involve the problem gaskets. The recall raises questions about Chinese automakers plans to increase exports, not only to Australia but... Read More

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