Sunday, July 08, 2007
What Else is Toxic from China?
So, after the reports coming out of late about "toxic" imports from China (e.g. toothpaste, pet food)...this site covers other products out of China recalled because of their toxicity or safety threats. Mostly products involving the use of lead, or products with faulty electrical wiring. The site has a tally starting from January of 2007, which you would think is too short a time span to have that many products involved; however, the list has over 50 products with faulty manufacturing. Of notability are the numerous toys/jewelry for children containing lead, a package of monkfish which turned out to be the deadly puffer fish, poisonous pet food, bicycles sold in target recalled because the frames could easily break, remote controls sold in BestBuy recalled for overheating. Reading over it can be pretty amusing, if it weren't so serious of course.