Declaration of Partial Products’ Gaskets of Great Wall Motors Contains Negligible Asbestos
Recently, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)website released the alert that some gaskets from the products of Great Wall Motors and other manufacturers contain negligible asbestos
It’s indicated in the alert that “there is no asbestos-related health risk to the driver or any passengers who use the vehicle. The gaskets are tightly embedded in the vehicle and present no hazard during normal operation of the vehicle.Caution must be taken if carrying out maintenance and special repair guide needs to be followed for the repair.”
The Australian distributor of Great Wall Motors has informed the owners with affected vehicles by letter: “ The affected gaskets will be replaced as and when required during normal in-service operation.”
Australia is one of important export markets of Great Wall Motors and we attach great importance on this event. We have made serious introspection and understand the problem comes from the negligence of local “CUSTOMS (PROHIBITED IMPORTS) REGULATIONS 1956-4C”. For this matter, Great Wall Motors coordinates and takes active cooperation with distributor according to the requirements of the alert, and take the responsibility for the customers.
At the same time, Great Wall Motors has already stopped using the gaskets that contains negligible asbestos material in domestic and overseas market, and started to inform the distributors to strictly implement the local national and regional related requirements.