14 June 2007

Made in China

It was only a matter of time.

-- NEW YORK -- Colgate-Palmolive Co. [CL-N] said Thursday counterfeit "Colgate" toothpaste that may contain a toxic chemical had been found in discount stores in four U.S. states.

"There are indications that this product does not contain fluoride and may contain diethylene glycol," the company said in a statement.
The FDA has issued an alert...
Goldcredit International Enterprises is a unit of JiangsuXingda Stationery Group, a manufacturer of glue and office supplies.

Suzhou City Jinmao Daily Chemicals also makes soap and pet products.
This was all too predictable.

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CONSUMER ALERT: Suspect toothpaste here in Canada?
So I have to ask myself, why is it that Colgate imports South African toothpaste into Canada?

Or is the toothpaste I am holding in my hand also a counterfeit?

And is it poisonous?
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UPDATE:
Lead paint... childrens toys
The Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls 1.5 million Thomas and Friends products — as in Thomas the Tank Engine — because a Chinese factory used lead paint.
I think we've crossed a line here.

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