LOOK MA — No Fireworks!
If you want to buy safe “Made In China” products, look to fireworks, as none made the 2007 Dangerous Recall List (Two in 2006).
American consumers love bargains and Communist Chinese manufacturers love providing them. However, after reading this list of the dangers from China during the first six months of 2007, no responsible consumer will ever again purchase “Made in China” jewelry for their children or grandchildren.
In January 2007, there were Dangerous Candles from Sally Foster; Toxic Overalls from Samarra Brothers; Fire Hazard Heaters from Family Dollar Stores; Bad Wiring In Fans from Holmes Group; Baby Travel Dryers With Electrocution Hazard from Metropolis Beauty; Improperly Wired/Flammable Lamps from Hong Ten Trading.
In February of 2007, we had Overheating DVD Remote Controls from Best Buy; Lead Poisoning Claudia Jublot children’s rings sold at Big Lots stores; Defective Lamps from Currey & Company of Georgia; Lead Jewelry Accessories from Kidsite sold at Kmart; Toxic Jackets with snap closure of lead from Samara Brothers; Lead Bracelets from the “Ultra Gear” brand; Hazardous Toy Batteries that melted and caught fire from JAKKS Pacific ; Lead Children’s Rings from Rachael Rose Kidz.
March 2007, brought Breakable Bike Frames from Target’s Triax PK7 and Vertical PK7 brand names; Dangerous Razor Blades For Kids in Tri Star International’s children’s stationary; Shocking Extension Cords from Dollar Stop Plus; Lead Easels from Discount School Supply’s Elite brand; Lead Children’s Necklaces sold at Accessories Palace; Toxic Paint on Toys R Us Elite Operations toy sets; Lead Mood Necklace children’s jewelry sold by Rhode Island Novelty; Dangerous Sconces from Home Decorators; Lead Paint Baby Toys sold at dollar and other discount stores
April 2007, found Poison Pet Food made in America was killing American pets because two Chinese companies intentionally exported contaminated pet food ingredients to the United States; Flamable Hanukkah Candles from Aviv Judaica Imports ; Oil Heater Fire Hazard from Holmes Group; Flaming Boomboxes from Coby Electronics; Collapsing Baby Seats recalled by Oeuf; Flammable Baby Clothes from the Disney Stores’ Baby Einstein brand; Hazardous Candles from McCormick Distilling Company; Lead Children’s Bracelets from A&A Global Industries; Lead Key Chains from Dollar General Merchandising; Shocking Palm Trees, Pre-lit Palm Trees from iObjectSolutions; Unguarded Blades on Sears “Craftsman” brand. Sears instructed customers to remove the “Craftsman” logo label from their Chinese-made Craftsman Circular Saws so that the label could not become detached and expose the saw blade.
In May of 2007, we dined on Toxic Fish from China as what was labeled as monkfish was actually deadly puffer fish; Tween’s Lead Jewerly from Tween Brands Inc. of New York; Toxic Lead Drums from The Boyds Collection of Pennsylvania in its “Eli’s Small Drums and Liberty’s Large Drums;” Children’s Turquoise and Lead Rings from Cardinal Distributing Company of Maryland; More Lead Children’s Jewelry from Spandrel Sales and Marketing of Arizona; Collapsing Stools from Cracker Barrel Old Country Store; Lead Bamboo toys manufactured by HaPe International Ltd; Hazardous Grills from Sagittarius Sporting Goods; Toxic Jesus Fish Children’s Necklace from Oriental Trading Company of Nebraska; and Hazardous Candles that were highly flammable from Vivre Royal .
In June of 2007, we purchased Deadly Tires from Tire importer Foreign Tire Sales, based in Union, N.J., shoddily manufactured by Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Company resulting in traffic deaths; we may have eaten Tainted Seafood as the FDA detained imports of Chinese catfish, basa, dace, shrimp and eel; Thomas the Toxic Lead Painted Tank Engine Toys arrived from American toy company RC2; Lead Children’s Earrings were sold in Kmart stores; Deadly Cribs “Nursery-In-A-Box” from Simplicity Inc.; we brushed our teeth with low-priced but Poisonous Toothpaste containing diethylene glycol, which poisons the liver and kidneys and depresses the central nervous system; Lead Butterfly Necklaces for kids from Geocentral; Pier 1 Imports Unexpected Shattering glassware; Collapsing Recliners from Rockingham Deluxe Lounge Chairs; Gateway recalled Laptop Computer Batteries from China.
So far for July 2007, we have imported Dangerous Hammocks from Danlong Industries which injured several and we continue our importation of lead jewelry for our children “Essential” Lead Jewelry as Future Industries of New Jersey recalled their “Essentials for kids” jewelry. Afterall, silver and gold are just too pricey for kids’ jewelry I suppose.
Striking, isn’t it, how many of these dangerous “Made In China” consumer items were manufactured specifically for children? Is it because the Chinese do not value the lives of American children? Or is it that Americans, amongst the world’s wealthiest consumers, do not value their own children enough to buy them the best?
This timeline list was gleaned from “Dangerous Made-In-China Products: 2007 Timeline” at WhoSucks: “we have chosen to mention only the incidents that seem most likely connected to problems on the Chinese side, such as dangerous/faulty materials being used in production.”