18 August 2007

What next?

I'm having a hard time keeping track of all the stories of dangerous Chinese imports. So far we've had pet food contaminated with plastic, medicines and toothpaste and cough syrup laced with industrial solvents, seafood tainted with antibiotics, defective tires, and so on. Now we have toys and baby bibs with excessive levels of lead. I'm beginning to wonder if, due to some bizarre quirk of geology, mainland China is composed entirely of toxic substances.

Parents shopping for toys are already asking store employees about whether products they are considering were made in the US. The hunger for those oh-so-cheap Chinese imports is starting to collide with the realization that you get what you pay for.


Blogger tina said...

It's kind of hard to even find anything that's not associated with China.

19 August, 2007 14:51  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Fortunately our free-market system is accustomed to reacting quickly to changes in consumer demand. I'm told that American toy manufacturers (those that haven't been driven out of business by Third World competition) are now being inundated with orders from retailers.

19 August, 2007 17:14  

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