More Crap from China

Now guess what?  An American drug company, Baxter, is in the proverbial doo-doo.  It seems that they were using a plant in – you guessed it kids – CHINA to make some of the ingredients for some of their medications.  Apparently the plant in – ding!!!! – CHINA sent them contaminated medications.  So far 19 people have died and thousands more have been hospitalized because of yet another crappy ass product from CHINA.

Added to the crappy ass lead toys that they keep sending our kids, and I think it’s time to do something!  Serious…lead in the plastic easter eggs????  WTF!!!!!!

When are we going to ban imports from China? 

UPDATE – Wal-Mart Pulls Chinese Made Sandals

Some of you might remember this from on my earlier posts on Chinese made goods.  Wal-Mart is pulling (FINALLY) the offending flip-flops off their store shelves. Unfortunately, this comes much too late to help the people who have already experienced chemical burns from them. 

We’re all still waiting to see how this is going to help the people who have burns.  In some cases, these are severe as they continued to develop long after the person stopped wearing the sandals. 

More Substandard Chinese Crap

Well, in an interesting new twist Nissan is having a recall and not on their cars.  It seems that as part of a promotion that they gave away Chinese-made mugs with their logo on it.  The mugs have 30 times the acceptable levels of lead in them. 

The poisoned Chinese-made toothpaste that supposedly never made it’s way to the US was just recently discovered to have been sent here for use in prisons and hopsitals.  To make matters worse, in an instituional setting, like a prison or hospital, the users of products get very little choice in product selection.  The product contains diethylene glycol which causes, among other things, severe and often fatal kidney failure.  It is an absolutely horrific way to die – “screaming and thrashing to the end”. 

The FDA has recently started intercepting shipments of tainted Chinese seafood because of the use of outlawed drugs on the farm-raised fish, shrimp, and eels.  Many of the drugs are also banned in China because they are known to cause cancer.  Others cause potentially life saving antibiotics not to work. 

Now, a Chinese family, suspecting that the bottled water they were drinking was making them sick, fed the water to their chickens.  No surprise when the chickens promptly keeled over dead with in a matter of minutes of drinking the water. 

What does it take?

BAN IMPORTS FROM CHINA!!!!!!