Last year, more than 300 Mercedes owners on the mainland complained about excessive formaldehyde levels inside their cars. Some BMW owners have also been complaining online.Saturday, 16 March, 2013, 4:03am
Formaldehyde, the toxic substance that recently caused a health alert at the University of Hong Kong's new campus, has been found in some child car seats sold in the city.
The cancer-causing compound was among harmful substances found in the seats during the first tests of their kind by the Consumer Council.18 Sep 2012 - 3:24am
At least 36 people died and two were in critical condition when a double-decker coach was engulfed in a fire ball after it slammed into the back of a tanker truck full of formaldehyde in Shaanxi province yesterday.27 Aug 2012 - 7:36am
A finding of cancer-causing chemicals on children's clothes sparked public fear yesterday, after a report aired on national state broadcaster China Central Television.28 May 2012 - 12:00am
Vegetable wholesalers in Shandong have been caught spraying toxic formalin on bak choi to keep them fresh in the latest food safety scandal to hit the mainland.
Vendors in Qingzhou said that spraying diluted formalin on bak choi had become a common practice locally in the past three to four years, the Xiaoxiang Morning Post reports.8 May 2012 - 12:00am
A Taiwanese government report has found that 20 per cent of playing cards have a dangerously high content of the extremely poisonous and carcinogenic agent formaldehyde.20 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
Shipments of White Rabbit sweets - a well-known Shanghai-made candy - have resumed to six countries and regions, Xinmin Evening News reported. Sales of the sweets were first halted in the Philippines after authorities in Manila said they had found formaldehyde in samples.23 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
The maker of the mainland's most famous sweets, the White Rabbit brand, said yesterday it had halted exports to the United States. But it insisted independent testing had proved its confectionery was free from formaldehyde, despite claims to the contrary by the Philippine government.20 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
Guangzhou food safety authorities are holding off on moves to ban sales of a fish known as Bombay duck, despite the discovery of high levels of formaldehyde in frozen batches of the popular hotpot ingredient.
Guangzhou's market authority tested 85 batches in spot checks yesterday at markets and found seven contained excessive amounts of the preservative.20 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
Hotpot ingredient tests positive for formaldehyde
Food safety chiefs are trying to establish whether Hong Kong has imported Bombay duck - a popular fish for hotpot - from Yangjiang, in Guangdong, where samples have been found to contain the preservative formaldehyde, which can cause cancer.19 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
Food safety stories must have 'authoritative' backing, it says
The Communist Party's propaganda department has tightened controls over mainland media reports on food safety after last month's allegations that Chinese-brewed beer contained excessive levels of formaldehyde.22 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
Consumers have been warned to avoid bookshelves made with glue containing urea-formaldehyde, which could cause cancer.16 Apr 2002 - 12:00am
Health inspectors in Guangdong seized more than 1.3 tonnes of poisonous dates, it was reported yesterday.
The dates were seized from wholesale markets and warehouses in Shaoguan, Lechang and Xinfeng county, the semi-official China News Service reported.6 Nov 2001 - 12:00am
A kidney dialysis blunder in which three patients died could have been avoided had one of three things been done, an independent expert told an inquest yesterday.
Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital patients Chik Sang, 69, Chan Wai-kei, 80 and Leung Shuk-king, 59, died of formaldehyde poisoning at the Happy Valley hospital on August 29 last year, the court has heard.5 May 1999 - 12:00am
Kingboard Chemical yesterday said it would build a formalin production plant in Panyu, China, with phase one of the project slated to cost between $15 million and $20 million.16 May 1997 - 12:00am