I never thought I’d live in a time when a child’s toy could kill me, how about tooth paste? Did you know, I went to Shoppers the other day and bought natural toothpaste! I looked at the ingredients of my Colgate Total and there is an antibacterial agent in there, which increases my resistance to antibiotics. So now brushing my teeth twice a day will put me at risk of dying from THE SUPER BUG! Give me a break.
Now lets shift gears and talk about China. I was sitting, waiting for my dad to meet me for coffee, reading my Marketing Mag, and to my shock a time line of the events of Chinese products was in front of my face. Here it goes, as per Marketing Magazine, written by Jeromy Lloyd (summarized by moi)…
The pet food contamination, killed many pets with Melamine…very scary couple of weeks because my current baby is a cat.
China is the worlds 2nd largest exporter…how do they get away with these things?
Counterfeit toothpaste is found to contain Diethylene Glycol, a toxic ingredient in antifreeze…needless to say my right decision to buy all natural toothpaste
Chine retaliates, they ban a delivery of pistachios containing ants from the US…yes, ants and toxic chemicals are EXACTLY the same thing…uh huh *extreme sarcasm intended* if you couldn’t tell
China closes 180 food factories because health inspectors found industrial chemicals being used in everything from candy to seafood
I know it's really a day later but I'll finish this time-line now.
Robert's American Gourmet Inc. finds seasoning, supplied by China of course, that contains salmonella
A drug regulator that is responsible for China's chaotic drug approval system is executed for taking over $900,000 in bribes.
A TV station in Beijing displays a hot dog vendor using cardboard in his buns...of course this reporter was arrested and probably killed...damn censorship
Mattel recalls one million toys due to lead in the paint
The head of the company that sourced the tainted toys in China kills himself
A managing director of over 200 McDonald's in Hong Kong is arrested for taking bribes from his food suppliers.
- Two weeks after the first Mattel recall, they recall another 18 million toys that contain lead paint or magnets that can be dislodged and swallowed.
New Zealand finds dangerous levels of formaldehyde in some Chinese-made children's clothing...why on earth do you need formaldehyde to make kids clothes!?!?
A TV campaign is launched in China called "Believe in Made in China"...uh huh
Need I say more?