China is a Danger
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) - Safety defect in tires from China: The NHTSA says the tires are dangerous, but is currently refusing to demand a narional recall. The NHTSA web site is grossly inadequate considering there are up to 450,000 of these dangerous tires on the road.
FDA DEG in Toothpaste from China (6/28/2007) : FDA has found a poisonous chemical, diethylene glycol (DEG), in certain toothpastes imported from China. The agency is warning consumers to avoid using tubes of toothpaste labeled as made in China and, through an import alert, is stopping all suspect toothpaste from entering the United States. References: FDA News Updates
US CPSC Recall (6/13/2007): Thomas The Train railway toys recall due to lead poisoning hazard to children..
US CPSC Recall (5/31/2007): Children's Metal Jewlry recall due to lead poisoning hazard.
US FDA Warning (5/17/2007): Recall Pet Foods: melamine in pet food
US FDA Warning (5/11/2007): Recall Pet Foods: melamine in pet food
US FDA Warning (5/7/2007): Melamine in the human food chain.
US FDA Warning (4/27/2007) : Melamine found in feed for animals and humans. Several animal deaths occurred.
US FDA Warning (6/24/2004): Warning not to feed infants Chinese infant formula
China’s Comments (8/16/2003) on the proposed rules on Establishment and Maintenance of Records and Administrative Detention of Food for Human or Animal Consumption
WASHINGTON (Reuters 6/13/2007) - More than 1 million of the popular "Thomas & Friends" wooden railway toys made in China are being voluntarily recalled because some may contain lead paint, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday. ... Lead is toxic and can pose a serious health risk to young children who often put objects in their mouths. Children under 6 are most at risk. ...
US Recall News (6/13/2007): Recall of tooth paste from China which may contain poisonous chemical agents like diethylene glycol (DEG) a solvent found in radiator fluid. It can have major deadly side effects, including central nervous system suppression and permanent kidney and liver damage.
LA Times (6/1/2007): BEIJING — Chinese officials on Thursday defended their nation's medical and food safety record and declined to take full responsibility for the presence of deadly chemicals found in cough syrup and toothpaste sold abroad.
Muskegon Chronicle (6/1/2007): The problems in China, especially, are widespread. "China's food scandals have involved everything from fake baby milk formulas and soy sauce made from human hair to instances where cuttlefish were soaked in calligraphy ink to improve their color and eels were fed contraceptive pills to make them grow long and slim," reported the New York Times. Perhaps not very surprising in a nation where more than a third of its food manufacturers are unlicensed.
USA Today: FDA limits Chinese food additive imports
USA Today: Stories about China
NPR: States ban Catfish imports from China over tests
Washington Post (5/20/2007): Tainted Chinese Imports Common -- 107 food imports from China that the Food and Drug Administration detained at U.S. ports just last month, agency documents reveal, along with more than 1,000 shipments of tainted Chinese dietary supplements, toxic Chinese cosmetics and counterfeit Chinese medicines.
Google: Recent China Food Safety
Catfish Institute: States take action against tainted Catfish from China
Google: Toothpaste from China banned in the U.S.
Protect Americans from Dangerous Chinese Food Products: Forum to submit comments
EU Business (5/19/2007): China produces nearly half of all the dangerous consumer goods listed in the annual European Union report published Thursday. European children were on the receiving end of many of the banned or withdrawn goods, ...
Water Woes (6/16-19/ 2007 Frontline):
Council on Foreign Relations: The Scope of China's Military Threat