Everything unsafe and dangerous you cannot think of is sprouting from the land of many irresponsible China businessman. I use to just avoid edible things source or made from china. Looks like i have to avoid ALL products MADE IN CHINA. It is utterly disgraceful.
Latest sin, toxic paint with dangerous lead content in CHILDREN's toys.
According to Reuters report, Mattel has been forced to recall its toys from the shelves in US and in Australia. Apparently Retailers were pulling Elmo, Big Bird and other Mattel Inc. toys from shelves last week because of a potential lead-paint hazard, these toys manufactured in China.
China's Vice Commerce Minister, Gao Hucheng, has repeated the government line that Chinese products are overwhelmingly safe, and has called on foreign media not to hype the problems of a small minority of goods or companies. "When problems occur, we never shirk, have always sought truth from the facts and responsibly deal with them," he said in a statement.
China has fought back against consumer concern by promising tough quality controls but also accusing foreign media of "alarmist" reporting that could stoke a protectionist backlash. "Over 99 per cent of China's export products are good and safe," Commerce Minister Bo Xilai said."
Dear People, tell me, how do you gauge that 99% are safe? How confident can we be of China's quality control and checks when over and over again every other month, some "accidental or honest mistake" happens? While saying "most" of the products manufactured in china is safe (or at least havent been caught out to be UNSAFE), so we should be considering ourselves lucky that it is ONLY the remaining 1% is allow to do its damages and harm other lives.
Now to all sensible consumers who VALUE your life, let us just have a quick review of the tip of the so call 1% shall we?
June 28: Tainted ToothPaste made from China