Milk Milk products Candies Toys with lead paint Toys with smallbits liable to choke children Pet food Fake or sub-standard drugs Juice Toothpaste Diet supplements Toxic overalls and jackets - lead on the coatings of the snaps Ceramic heaters Fans Candles Hair dryers Lamps Remote controls Toy batteries Bicycle frames Extension cords Easels Sconces Boomboxes Baby seats Baby clothes Key chains Pre-lit Palm Trees Circular Saw blades Toxic fish Drums Stools Grills Tires/Tyres Cribs Glassware Recliners Hammocks Swimming pool ladders Baby swings Easy-Bake ovens Air pumps Note book computer batteries Emergency lights Electrical power strips
And that list just goes back to July 2007 and only covers those items that have actually caught the media's attention.
Corrupt and incompetent goverment departments and manufacturers who seem to spend most of their time figuring out how to cheat regulations, bribe officials and make the cheapest product possible regardless of danger to customers - all in the interest of chasing the almighty yen.
Made in China ? Pass.
Oh, Chinese GP on now.
How many Olympic medals to be recalled after secondary testing results are made known and will the Chinese medal losses be blamed on western propaganda and jealousy?
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Con... what an excuse to buy a larger flat screen. Are you as obvious with Mrs P or does she see through you and love the larger screen too?
So far, am very happy with my Phillips 46' flat screen and surround sound. My God, is this made in China too and I don't know it? Have I deluded myself? The quality on mine has been superb. During live, digital sports, it feels like one is there on the field.
As of yet, don't miss the loudness of the cinema for films...don't tell me Phillips is on some environmental list, please.
Given the amount of product lines, volume and values exported it isn't a high %.
BUT - there is no adequate policing of what is exported as though there is usually a lot of specifications, legislation and standards to be passed industry on the whole governs itself and the process of out sourcing can create a lovely big paper trail so it's hard to work out where the failure happened. So whilst - yes there are Chinese managers, fty owners, HK / Taiwanese middle men, testing labs etc who will cut corners - there are equally large numbers of buyers who happily turn a blind eye.
Only when there is adequate policing will there be change.
Ladies, check what kind of hair-bands you're using or you're buying for your daughters!
BEIJING (AFP) - Used condoms are being recycled into hair bands in southern China threatening to spread sexually-transmittable diseases they were originally meant to prevent, state media reported Tuesday.
In the latest example of potentially harmful Chinese-made products, rubber hair bands have been found in local markets and beauty salons in Dongguan and Guangzhou cities in southern Guangdong province, China Daily newspaper said.
'These cheap and colorful rubber bands and hair ties sell well ..... threatening the health of local people,' it said. Despite being recycled, the hair bands could still contain bacteria and viruses, it said.
'People could be infected with AIDS, (genital) warts or other diseases if they hold the rubber bands or strings in their mouths while waving their hair into plaits or buns,'
the paper quoted a local dermatologist who gave only his surname, Dong, as saying. A bag of ten of the recycled bands sells for just 25 sen (three cents), much cheaper than others on the market, accounting for their popularity, the paper said.
A government official was quoted as saying recycling condoms was illegal. China 's manufacturing industry has been repeatedly tarnished this year by a string of scandals involving shoddy or dangerous goods made for both domestic and foreign markets.
In response, it launched a public relations blitz this summer aimed at playing up efforts to strengthen monitoring systems.
Check your kids hair bands and make sure they do not put them in their mouth while trying to plait or do their hair.
Well they make some excellent groud service equipment at a very competitive price....................so far, no issues with the quality at all.
The Nissan baggage tractors are every bit as good as the ones made in Japan and a lot better than the TUG equipment we have.
The West had beter wake up to the fact that on the major manufacturing products the Chinese are now major players offering good qulaity and with prices about 1/3rd less than on Western manufactured equipment.
Chinese Fortune Cookies Recalled: Reliable sources report that at least 12% of all Chinese fortune cookies have spelling or grammatical mistakes and are to be recalled by the S&GW (Spelling and Grammar Watchdog)