Great Wall – Now formaldehyde found in Chinese car | GoAuto

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Beijing tests danger from airborne in some Chinese-made cars

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HARD on the heels of an scare that led to a world-wide of Chinese-made vehicles, Chinese say they have discovered high levels of formaldehyde in the cabin air of cars made in the largest car market.

However, it is unclear if the pollutants widely used in production of and other synthetic materials leached from the vehicles#8217; parts or unauthorised accessories later by the drivers of the privately vehicles that were up to two old.

Of 48 vehicles tested for harmful chemicals, three were awarded only one out of five, showing unacceptable of airborne volatile organic

ChinaAutoWeb reports that in the case, levels of carcinogenic in the cabin of a Great Wall Haval H6 #8211; an SUV not sold in #8211; were found to be than three times the national maximum in China.

dangerous chemical, acetaldehyde, was hair below#8221; the national

Great Wall was quick out of the to deny its cars breached the guidelines, saying the excessive of formaldehyde found in the specific H6 have come from unauthorised accessories such as mats and seat covers by the owner, or from onboard of items containing the chemical.

The tests by the Beijing Municipal of Labor Protection in partnership consumers#8217; associations from 21 cities found that the air in Wall Haval H6 registered parts per million of formaldehyde well above the Chinese standard of 0.10 or less.

The of acetaldehyde was found to be 0.049 just under the permitted level of 0.05.

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Also on the one-star list two western cars made by company Dongfeng #8211; a Civic and Peugeot 408.

models received the maximum stars: Volvo S60, RAV4, Dongfeng-Nissan Sylphy Mazda5, Beijing-Hyundai ix35, Hyundai Sonata, Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia R and Brilliance M2 FSV.

In all, 93 per of the air quality tests met acceptable

The discovery of formaldehyde in the Chinese-made comes just months asbestos #8211; an illegal in cars in Australia #8211; was in Chinese-made gaskets on Great Chery and Geely cars to Australia.

More than 24,000 #8211; mainly Great utes and SUVs #8211; recalled over the illegal which were discovered Australian Customs and Border officers in Western Australia the carcinogenic substance in a shipment of parts.

While gaskets the substance are unlikely to be hazardous to owners or the general public, could endanger technicians the gaskets.

Formaldehyde is a naturally substance emitted from products, but has been shown to be in excessive quantities.

In 2010, a survey of cosmetics by the Competition and Consumer Commission and National Industrial Chemicals and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) unsafe levels in some leading to their withdrawal the market.

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