On Oct 16, 3:04 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org (Doug Miller) wrote:
Chinese products regularly use false "made in the USA" labels.
Even if it is labeled Made in China does not make it bad.
Again...tell us how to tell the difference between the good and the
The problem is harder than it looks.
The Chinese product was used years ago. The chance you'd find it in
a supply yard today is about the same as finding fire retardant
plywood, which was a defective prroduct produced in the USA in the
80's that lead to hundreds of millions in lawsuits.
When it comes time to sue, the usual procedure is to go after everyone
in the chain that was involved, assuming they have some assets or
insurance worthy of a claim, In this case that would seem to be the
builder, perhaps the sub, the supplier, importer, and manufacturer.
On Fri, 16 Oct 2009 17:53:09 GMT, email@example.com (Doug Miller)
The only problem with that thinking is there is a lot of US made
drywall that shows some sulfur out gassing too. Until this Chinese
thing came up they never really looked. They are still trying to
establish what the safe level is.
Wow. That's just nutty that the insurance companies are allowed to drop
them because of it. The car analogy doesn't wash...if I'm in an
accident due to a defective car part I would expect the insurance
company to pay me and then turn around and sue the manufacturer to get
I wonder if there are any standards on allowable chemical fumes emitted
by drywall? If there weren't, the insurance companies shouldn't be able
to do this. If there were, then whoever approved the importing of the
drywall should be on the hook.
I bet any housing inspector with a chemical sniffer is going to be in
high demand for the next while.
The key point here is that this type of problem was never covered
under any homewoner's policy that I've had, nor do I think any policy
would likely cover it. If the furnace turns out to be defective, or
the front door falls apart prematurely, your homeowner's policy won't
pay for it. The reason they are canceling is likely because they
know the risk of them having a claim of a secondary nature is high.
Examples would be the owner deciding to stage a fire to get out of the
problem, or a house guest suing them for medical claims. Now those
would typically be covered.
Isn't it about time we stop buying Chinese products? All the lead
problems, now this. The US should ban importing all Chinese products
until they make good for all the crap they have already sold us.
I'm curious if the drywall used in China has the same problem, or is it
just the stuff sent over here? And their children's toys, do they have
lead or just the stuff shipped over here?
Drywall in china? Rice-paper walls - but if they use drywall it will
be the same crap.
As for the toys, you can be assured their citizens get the poisoned
stuff too. Remember the Melamine fiasco????? Killed a lot of chinese
American Capitalism at its finest.
Buy the cheapest crap you can and charge the most you can for max profit.
Make sure it is not made in the USA where oversight and living wages
reduce your profit margin.
Don't just blame the businesses. They sell what people will buy. Just watch
your neighbors shop for the lowest possible price on appliances, cars, home
goods, etc. They will buy the China stuff to save $5 even if their mother
works for the US appliance maker and will get laid off from lack of sales.
. Why pay $129 for that color TV when I can get it for $119? I'm a smart
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