19 June 2007

Smoking Toy Gun

You like statistics... then check this out.

-- WASHINGTON, June 18 -- China manufactured every one of the 24 kinds of toys recalled for safety reasons in the United States so far this year, including the enormously popular Thomas & Friends wooden train sets, a record that is causing alarm among consumer advocates, parents and regulators.
And lead paint on toy trains may not even be the most outrageous transgression.
Just in the last month, a ghoulish fake eyeball toy made in China was recalled after it was found to be filled with kerosene.
The problem is not just confined to childrens toys. Poisoned medicines and toiletries have recently been discovered as well.
Last year, China also was the source of 81 percent of the counterfeit goods seized by Customs officials at ports of entry in the United States — products that typically are not made according to the standards on the labels they are copying.
Go ahead... buy Chinese products.

I dare you.

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