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Asbestos Found in Chinese-Manufactured Cars

Chery Automobile Plant

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Asbestos, which is illegal in Australia, was found in quite a few cars produced by a Chinese auto manufacturer. Although the company is attempting to remedy the situation, this seems like a massive oversight on the part of the company.

 

An Australian importer recalled about 23,000 Chinese cars after a government probe found asbestos in engine and exhaust gaskets, setting back a Chinese auto industry eager to sell cars in developed markets.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said on Wednesday that importer Ateco Automotive Pty. Ltd. is recalling cars made by Great Wall Motor Co. 2333.HK +0.73% and Chery Automobile Co. The commission said asbestos, which can cause cancer, is prohibited by Australian law, though it didn't present a risk to drivers using the vehicles. Continue Reading

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