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China is continuing to improve its recall mechanism. The country's quality watchdog has introduced stricter penalties for companies who breach standards. They also cover a wider range of products.
China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has released the new guidelines for public consideration. Now, car makers that intentionally hide problems with their products, or refuse to recall their products will face stricter penalties. They could be fined 50 percent of their products value.
Home appliances also fall under the new regulations. The mechanism covers five types of products, including food and toys.
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