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Australia bans sale of automobiles from Great Wall Motors and Chery Motors

(People's Daily Online)

08:17, August 28, 2012

According to an Australian media report on Aug. 15, Australia banned the sale of about 25,000 automobiles of the Great Wall Motors and Chery Motors delivered in Australia for auto parts containing the carcinogen of asbestos.

The Australian import company for these two companies is the Ateco Company. Recently, the company published a notice through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), giving an early warning of the possible risk and requiring the automobile owners to replace the parts containing asbestos while doing the routine maintenance.

The notice says that the involved automobiles cover 21,500 vehicles of five models of the Great Wall Motors of the SA220, V240, X240, V200 and X200 (the Sailor, Steed, Hover and other models in the Chinese market) and 2,500 automobiles of two models of the Chery Motors of the J11 and J3 (Tiggo 3 and Tiggo A3 in the Chinese market).

The Ateco Company said that asbestos gaskets are used in many parts of the Great Wall automobiles. In the SA200 model (Sailor model), asbestos gaskets are used in 17 parts, including the cylinder gasket unit, exhaust pipe and throttle valve. Nine parts of the V240 and X240 models also used asbestos gaskets. Two parts of the Chery J11 and one part of the Chery J3 used asbestos gaskets too.

Read the Chinese version:长城/奇瑞多车零部件或致癌 在澳被禁售

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