Ata Safdar being slapped
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Reckitt Benckiser executive slapped during apology

An executive of the consumer giant Reckitt Benckiser, has been slapped during a news briefing in South Korea.

Ata Safdar was apologising over deadly lung injuries, linked to humidifier sterilisers marketed by the firm, when a man stepped onto the stage and slapped him on the back of the head.

The audience in Seoul included a 13-year-old boy who now uses an oxygen tank to breathe. About 100 people have died from inhaling the products, although not all have been linked to Reckitt Benckiser.

  • 02 May 2016