ERJ staff report (DS)
Beijing -- Kumho Tire will begin a recall of 300 000 tyres in China from 15 April. The recall follows reports that Kumho used too much recycled rubber in tyres made in China over a three-year period from 2008 to the discovery of the infringement in March 2011.
Li Yuanping, a spokesperson with the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), reportedly said Kumho China, one of the largest tyre manufacturers in China, had used excessive amounts of recycled tyres as raw material in manufacturing tyres, which reduced tyre quality and could increase safety risks.
Lee Han-seop, head of Kumho's China subsidiary, publicly apologised to Chinese consumers on a CCTV program on March 21.
This is an external link and should open in a new window. If the window does not appear, please check your pop-up blocking software. ERJ is not responsible for the content of external sites.
The Hindu Business Line (India)
Economic Times (India)