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Old 02-01-2010, 05:30 AM
 
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At least they're consistent, they can't use lead anymore so switch to another more harmful ingredient. Of course congress is outraged but they continue to allow this crap into the country
Cadmium?? WTF, they make batteries with that stuff.

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Old 02-01-2010, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Texas
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This isn't the first time Chinese imports have been found to contain dangerous elements. From tooth paste to toys, it's a common enough practice to use cheaper, more dangerous ingredients that I, for one, will not buy Chinese made junk.

But, this isn't a problem for government to solve by passing new laws and new standards. It's a problem the importers have to be responsible for. Those items are marketed by them, and sometimes under their name, so it is up to THEM to assure the safety of what they sell or have manufactured in China. Government's role should be in proscuting those who import this stuff and making the sentences harsh.

I'm reminded of a couple of years ago when Mattel got caught selling dangerous toys they'd had made in China. Their response was, "Well, the government should have caught that and kept us from selling them."

No, Mattel...YOU should have insisted on high standards for the toys you market under your name. YOU should have overseen the production in China. YOU should have specifically told your manufacturers what was acceptable and what was not. YOU should have verfied all that and done the testing yourself. And YOUR corporate leadership should have gone to jail for having not done so.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:24 AM
 
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This isn't the first time Chinese imports have been found to contain dangerous elements.
That was pretty much my point, they've been caught time and again yet they continue to do it, and we continue to let them.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:29 AM
 
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This isn't the first time Chinese imports have been found to contain dangerous elements. From tooth paste to toys, it's a common enough practice to use cheaper, more dangerous ingredients that I, for one, will not buy Chinese made junk.

But, this isn't a problem for government to solve by passing new laws and new standards. It's a problem the importers have to be responsible for. Those items are marketed by them, and sometimes under their name, so it is up to THEM to assure the safety of what they sell or have manufactured in China. Government's role should be in proscuting those who import this stuff and making the sentences harsh.

I'm reminded of a couple of years ago when Mattel got caught selling dangerous toys they'd had made in China. Their response was, "Well, the government should have caught that and kept us from selling them."

No, Mattel...YOU should have insisted on high standards for the toys you market under your name. YOU should have overseen the production in China. YOU should have specifically told your manufacturers what was acceptable and what was not. YOU should have verfied all that and done the testing yourself. And YOUR corporate leadership should have gone to jail for having not done so.
Agreed. The only downside is that almost everything is made in China nowadays. Scary.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:09 AM
 
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Just out of curiosity, why did you (the OP) use the title "China using. . . ?" It's not like it's actually the country or government of China that is manufacturing these things. Isn't it more accurate to say certain scruples less companies in China are doing it? Surely, there MUST be lots (I dare say, the majority) of other companies in China are doing things with ethical concerns and following all environmental and health concerns and standards and it's the few that have not that have been identified and ostracized? I bet there are companies even here in the U.S. that are scruple less, no? Another thing, would it be also more technically correct to put the blame on American companies since they must have APPROVED the purchase, shipment, and eventual sales of THEIR products to Americans?
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:05 AM
 
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Isn't the US using salmanella in it's peanuts?
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