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When it comes to purchasing products with the label "Made in China", Caveat
Emptor--let the buyer beware. Generally, consumers equate these three words
with cheap and shoddy products. Now, $B!H(BMade In China$B!I(B also spells
The list of defective Chinese goods is long, from pet food containing
melamine to toothpaste tainted with antifreeze, Five types of imported
seafood were found to be laced with chemicals and, although no fatalities or
illnesses have been reported in the U.S. yet, Chinese counterfeit glycerin
found in cough syrup has been linked to more than 100 deaths in Panama.
In the wake of the US stepping up testing of Chinese products, the Chinese
government reports that it closed 180 food plants and discovered 23,000
safety violations. Most disturbing is the amount of defective Chinese goods
that have slipped through US investigators$B!G(B safety nets.
In 2003, leaders in China formed the State Food and Drug Administration but
the agency was riddled with problems, from weak investigative procedures to
corrupt officials. First director Zheng Xiaoyu was convicted of taking
bribes from domestic pharmaceutical companies to approve untested medicine
and was later executed.
The FDA in the United States also has its problems. Lack of funding and
competition with 11 other federal regulatory agencies make it almost
impossible to police our food supply.
China has recently risen to be one of the world$B!G(Bs top agricultural
exporters: in just four years, from 2002 to 2006, FDA-regulated foods
imported from China more than doubled and experts predict the number to
triple by the end of 2007.
Chinese foods are pervasive in most American kitchens; from additives such
as xanthum gum (used as a thickener in dairy products, salad dressings and
most frozen foods including ice cream) to preservatives such as ascorbic
acid (Vitamin C). Most breakfast cereals are made in China.
Companies such as Kellog and General Mills are just now beginning to test
additives such as wheat in their products. (Menu Foods pet recall found
melamine in wheat gluten?a discovery that sounded the alarm bells to
potential dangers in human food supply.) Recently, Veggie Booty was recalled
after an outbreak of salmonella was traced back to the snack food. According
to the US maker, salmonella was found in a spice imported from China that
was used to season the snack food.
China produces 80 percent of the world$B!G(Bs toys, some of which contain lead
paint. Soon after Target recalled about 200,000 Kool Toyz action figures
because of sharp edges and lead contamination, Toys $B!H(BR$B!I(B Us
the same Chinese company that manufactured those toys also made the Elite
Operations figures in its stores. More recently, Mattel Inc., the world$B!G(Bs
largest toymaker, recalled 1.5 million China-made Sesame Street, Dora the
Explorer and other children$B!G(Bs products as they might contain
levels$B!I(B of lead. Eighty-one other types of Fisher-Price branded toys sold
in US stores since May 2007 are included in the massive recall.
And lead paint isn$B!G(Bt restricted to toys: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission recalled children$B!G(Bs jewelry from China that potentially could
cause lead poisoning.
In June 2007, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
ordered a recall of 450,000 defective radial tires for pickup trucks, sport
utility vehicles and vans. A New Jersey importer notified officials that its
Chinese manufacturer had stopped including gum strips, a safety feature that
holds the tire together and prevents it from separating.
(Tread separation led to the recall of millions of Firestone tires in 2000;
this particular tire failure was linked to an increased risk of rollover of
light trucks and SUV's.)
The faulty tires are believed to have caused a car accident in Pennsylvania
in August of 2006 that killed two people. A lawsuit filed by the families
alleges the accident happened because the tire lacked the gum strip. The
lawsuit alleges the Chinese company removed the critical gum strip after the
initial test tires were manufactured. Consumer advocates said this case
exposes significant loopholes in the system that regulates products in the
Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) has called for a full investigation into
the importation of the defective tires.
The New Jersey tire importer sued the manufacturer of the tires, Hangzhou
Zhongce Rubber, in a New Jersey court. The Hague Convention is a policy
which allows foreign corporations to be sued in different countries. Tire
manufacturer Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber has been served under the Hague
As well, a number of lawsuits have been filed against importers of Chinese
products. Menu Foods, the Ontario pet food maker whose Chinese-sourced
product contained melamine, faces more than 100 class action lawsuits. A
proposed class action has been filed against the distributor of various
Thomas & Friends? wooden railway toys.
As long as companies continue to import Chinese goods, it is inevitable that
more class actions will be filed.
Chinese Defective Products Articles
China Recall: Kids II Play Blocks with Excessive Lead Paint
It is a well known fact that kids will put things in their mouths - that's
what kids do. And to think that our kids are putting defective products into
their mouths, and toys containing lead paint, is cause for certain alarm.
Once again, news that toys made in China are being recalled for a lead paint
hazard. This time, Kids II is recalling Baby Einstein Color Blocks due to
excessive levels of lead paint.
China Recall: KB Toys with Excessive Lead Paint
In spite of efforts by Chinese authorities, and importers of Chinese
products to keep a watchful eye for the presence of defective products, the
parade of defective products just keeps on coming.
Today$B!G(Bs Recall from China: The Kolcraft Play Yard
The Runaway Recall Train Pulls in from China Yet Again: More Recalled Toys
Tainted Toys for Tots: It$B!G(Bs All About Cutting Corners
Defective Tires: We must send a message to China
Chinese Defective Products: Deadly Consequences both in the US and China
Chinese Defective Products in the News
AUG-30-07: The CPSC, in cooperation with Toys "R" Us Inc., announced a
voluntary recall of about 27,000 Imaginarium Wooden Coloring Cases. The
printed ink on the outer packaging of the wood case contains lead. Also,
some of the black watercolor paint contains excessive levels of lead, which
violates the federal lead paint standard. The recall involves the
Imaginarium brand 213 Piece Wooden Coloring Case which includes crayons,
pastels, colored pencils, fiber pens, paintbrush, pencil, water colors,
palette, white paint, ruler and pencil sharpener in a light tan wooden
carrying case. They were sold by Toys "R" Us stores nationwide and
toysrus.com from October 2006 through August 2007. [CPSC: TOYS R US LEAD]
AUG-21-07: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. quietly stopped selling two brands of dog
treats in July, after customers voiced concerns that the Chinese products
may have caused their pets to fall ill, but no recall has been announced.
The world's largest retailer started pulling Chicken Jerky Strips from
Import-Pingyang Pet Product Co. and Chicken Jerky from Shanghai Bestro
Trading on July 26. Wal-Mart also placed a computerized block on all cash
registers to prevent workers from selling the products. Wal-Mart's action
follows a massive pet food recall in March, when retailers began pulling
products made in China that included the chemical melamine ? a contaminant
that's a byproduct of several pesticides. Philadelphia television station
WPVI reported last week that a woman claimed her 2-year-old Chihuahua died
after eating Bestro Chicken Jerky Strips. The station reported that an
autopsy found the dog died of an infection caused by toxic bacteria. [FOX
NEWS: WALMART DOG TREATS]
AUG-19-07: Chinese-made products including toothpaste, seafood and pet food
have caused controversy about how safe they are. [COURIER-JOURNAL: CHINESE