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  • Why it’s now cheaper to produce some goods in the South than in China

    08/04/2015 10:33:36 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/4/2015 | Ana Swanson
    Before World War II, red-brick textile mills that processed cotton and wove it into cloth were all over the southern United States, dotting the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama. But in the last 50 years, automation, free trade agreements and competition from countries like China whittled down the historic industry until it was almost gone. Now some textile jobs are coming back, but on much different terms. As the New York Times reported Sunday, some Chinese manufacturers are setting up shop in the United States, after finding it cheaper to produce their goods in the American South than in China.
  • Asbestos found in children’s crayons, toys

    07/09/2015 7:34:20 AM PDT · by dware · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07.08.2015 | Fox News
    our brands of children’s crayons and two kids’ crime scene fingerprint kits were found to contain asbestos, according a report released Wednesday. The tests were commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) action fund, a government-certified laboratory and confirmed by another government-certified laboratory.
  • Crane drops huge air conditioning unit down 30 stories in Midtown, damaging building and injuring..

    05/31/2015 1:18:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 121 replies ^ | May 31, 2015 | Greg B. Smith , Edgar Sandoval , Keldy Ortiz , Caitlin Nolan , Stephen Rex Brown
    A crane hauling an air conditioner into the top floor of a 30-story building dropped the heavy load Sunday morning, smashing parts of the building and injuring 10 people. Workers were loading the shipping container-sized machine into 261 Madison Ave. when a rigging strap holding the air conditioner broke, a city official familiar with the ongoing investigation told the Daily News. The chiller sheered the building as it fell. Debris rained down on Madison Ave. around E. 38th St. Part of the 30-story building's facade near the roof was bashed open.
  • Made in China (and zotted in the U.S. of A.)

    11/09/2014 9:52:38 AM PST · by innerpeace1 · 69 replies
    I didn't know products made in China have such a bad reputation in U.S. until I went to a forum recently. There a bunch of women were talking about buying Christmas ornaments, nutcrackers, stuff like that. One woman said she would never buy it as long as she saw those three words "made in China" and she got quite some supportive responses. They said they would buy nutcrackers, Christmas ornaments made in Germany. I guess they are either rich people or it's just because "Mad in China" really has a very bad reputation? Anyway, my friends and I have no...
  • Chinese-made U.S. military coins should be outlawed, Stilp says

    08/27/2014 3:18:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    PennLive ^ | August 26, 2014 | Jan Murphy
    Learning that U.S. Navy commissioning coins were made in China is more than Middle Paxton Twp. resident Gene Stilp can tolerate. The citizen activist doesn't like seeing the "Made in China" label on any product, knowing it signals the continued erosion of America's manufacturing base. But having the United States military buying Chinese-made commemorative coins is an insult to those who wear its uniforms, he said. On Monday, Stilp asked U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., to push for a federal law barring any branch of the military from buying collectible coins minted outside the nation's borders. The Democratic state House...
  • Next takes baby grow off shelves after shocked customers noticed it was covered in penis drawings

    07/14/2014 5:59:12 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7-14-14 | Sophie Jane Evans
    Fashion chain Next has taken a baby grow off its shelves after customers noticed it was covered in penis drawings. Shane Gallivan, 23, was feeding his 10-month-old twin daughters Evelyn and Amelia at home in Bulwell, Nottingham, when he spotted an unusual shape in their baby grows' 'washing line' design. After looking closer, he uncovered what he believes is the drawing of a penis in the image of a green jumper. He then examined the rest of his daughters' baby grows and found lots of different penis images covering their arms, legs and bodies. Today, Mr Gallivan's wife Carla, 24,...
  • Petco To Stop Selling Pet Treats Made In China

    05/21/2014 4:35:24 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/20/2014 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Petco said Tuesday that it will stop selling dog and cat treats made in China by the end of this year due to ongoing fears that the imported treats are making pets sick. Investigators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration haven't been able to figure out why pets are getting ill from the treats since the agency began receiving reports of illnesses in 2007.
  • Chinese Exports Collapse Leading To 2nd Largest Trade Deficit On Record

    03/07/2014 10:31:28 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 74 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 7, 2014 | Tyler Durden
    Plenty of excuses out there for this evening's collosal miss in Chinese exports (-18.1% YoY vs an expectation of a 7.5% rise) mainly based on timing issues over the Lunar New Year (but didn't the 45 economists who forecast this data know the dates before they forecast?) This is a 6-sigma miss and plunges China's trade balance to its biggest miss on record and 2nd largest deficit on record. Combining Jan and Feb data (i.e. smoothing over the holiday), exports are still down 1.6% YoY - not good for the much-heralded global recovery. Exports to the rest of the BRICs...
  • China exports hobbled by data distortions

    03/08/2014 2:08:20 PM PST · by mgist · 1 replies
    FT ^ | March 8, 2014 9:40 am | By Jamil Anderlini
    Chinese exports appeared to collapse in February but the weaker than expected number was mostly due to timing of the Lunar New Year holiday and the effect of rampant over-invoicing by exporters in the first months of 2013. China’s total exports fell 18.1 per cent in February from the same month a year earlier in US dollar terms, following a 10.6 per cent increase in January, the Chinese customs administration said on Saturday. But both figures were distorted by the fact that China’s Lunar New Year holiday, when most of the country shuts down for at least 10 days, fell...
  • Yutu rover Suffers Significant Setback at Start of 2nd Lunar Night

    01/26/2014 6:22:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies ^ | January 26, 2014 | Ken Kremer on
    The six wheeled Yutu rover, which means ‘Jade Rabbit’, has “experienced a mechanical control abnormality” in a new report by China’s official government newspaper, The People’s Daily. ‘Jade Rabbit’ was traversing southwards from the landing site as the incident occurred just days ago – about six weeks into its planned 3 month moon roving expedition. However very few details have emerged or been released by the Chinese government about Yutu’s condition or fate.
  • Beware of a "Made in China" Thanksgiving meal

    11/15/2013 1:03:26 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 37 replies
    pudding head | 11/15/13 | Rebelbase
    In a rare moment of cognitive thought I offer the following: Canned vegetables are coming more and more from China. If you are not going fresh and using canned beware.
  • Chicken In Popular Products May Soon Be Made In China

    11/12/2013 5:54:07 PM PST · by TexGrill · 55 replies
    WBZ TV ^ | 11/11/2013 | Michelle Roberts
    BOSTON (CBS) — As soon as next summer, nuggets and other popular chicken products could be made with chicken processed in China, all because of a recent change in regulations. “Oh, it makes me a little nervous,” says mother of two, Katrina Lee. China has a long history of serving up unsafe food, including the industrial chemical melamine that was deliberately put in pet food and infant formula. There were also cases of tainted rat meat passed off as lamb. “To me it’s a big leap of faith for us to now have to accept that foods coming from china...
  • Jerky treat mystery: Nearly 600 pets dead; still no source, FDA says

    10/22/2013 10:48:04 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 46 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/22/13 | JoNel Aleccia
    Nearly 600 pets have died and more than 3,600 have been sickened in an ongoing, mysterious outbreak of illnesses tied to jerky treats made in China, federal animal health officials said Tuesday. Most of the cases have been in dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes, although 10 cats have been sickened, too. The pace of the reported illnesses appears to have slowed, but federal Food and Drug Administration officials are now seeking extra help from veterinarians and pet owners in solving the ongoing puzzle.“To date, testing for contaminants in jerky treats has not revealed a cause for the illnesses,” Martine...
  • Bay Bridge inspections: busted bolts

    03/27/2013 9:25:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies ^ | 3/27/13 | Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross
    At least 30 of the giant bolts that hold together the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the Bay Bridge have snapped. As a result, Caltrans is considering replacing all 288 of the bolts on the new bridge before it opens, The Chronicle has learned. Caltrans insists the new span is safe and that plans to open it the day after Labor Day are still on track. However, officials say it's too early to determine how long it will take to fix the problem - or the cost. Toll Bridge Program Manager Tony Anziano said engineers are "pretty confident" the...
  • Yum Cuts Off Some China Suppliers

    02/26/2013 11:12:02 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 9 replies
    wsj ^ | 2;25 | LAURIE BURKITT
    BEIJING—The head of Yum Brands Inc.'s China operations made a rare appearance to take aim at the country's food-safety issues and win back customers after allegations of quality oversights at the company's KFC restaurants caused consumer confidence and sales to tumble in its largest market. Yum is aiming to prevent food-safety problems by cutting its ties with suppliers that source their chicken from small farms that are hard to regulate, said Sam Su, the chairman and chief executive of Yum's China division, in a press briefing Monday. But the fundamental problems that sparked consumer concern over the quality of the...
  • iPhone assembler Foxconn closes factory after brawl involving 2,000

    09/24/2012 5:32:54 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 28 replies
    Financial Post ^ | September 24, 2012 | Clare Jim
    TAIPEI — Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group, which assembles Apple’s iPhones and makes components for top global electronics companies, closed a plant in China on Monday after about 2,000 workers were involved in a brawl at a company dormitory. It was not clear how long the shutdown would last at the plant, which employs about 79,000 people in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan, while police and company officials investigate the cause of the disturbance. Foxconn said the trouble started with a personal row that blew up into a brawl. But some people posting messages on a Twitter-like site said factory...
  • Pet jerky treat death toll: 360 dogs, 1 cat, FDA says

    09/15/2012 10:12:13 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 89 replies
    At least 360 dogs and one cat reportedly have died in the U.S. after eating chicken jerky pet treats made in China, even as claims of illnesses tied to the products have topped 2,200, federal veterinary health officials said.
  • Listed Chinese pharma used gutter oil to make antibiotics

    09/03/2012 6:10:33 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies ^ | 9/1/12 | Staff Reporter
    A company in Shanghai which collects "gutter" oil. (Photo/Xinhua) Joincare Pharmaceutical Group, which is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, has been accused of using recycled waste cooking oil as an ingredient in antibiotics, reports the Shanghai Securities News. Citing the indictment filed by prosecutors with the Ningbo Intermediate People's Court in Zhejiang province, the newspaper said Joincare was the largest user of the "gutter" oil produced by Gelin Biology Company in Jinan, Shandong province. Gutter oil refers to waste oil collected from restaurants and illegally reused. The prosecutors said Gelin sold its gutter oil to a company called...
  • Olympic uniforms prompt outrage from Congress (won't believe pics)

    07/13/2012 9:43:54 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 90 replies
    Several lawmakers expressed their ire after it was reported that the Ralph Lauren-designed outfits were manufactured mostly in China.
  • Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh Take Stage for N. Korea Leader Kim Jong Un in Bizarre Disney Show

    07/08/2012 4:55:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    NYDN ^ | Sunday, July 8, 2012 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    PYONGYANG, North Korea — Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh took the stage in North Korea during a concert for new leader Kim Jong Un, in an unusual performance featuring Disney characters. Performers dressed as Minnie Mouse, Tigger and others danced and pranced as footage from “Snow White,” “Dumbo,” “Beauty and the Beast” and other Disney movies played on a massive backdrop, according to still photos shown on state TV. The inclusion of characters popular in the West — particularly from the United States, North Korea’s wartime enemy — is a notable change in direction for performances in Pyongyang. Actors...
  • Truck full of dogs crammed into tiny cages and bound for Chinese restaurants is ...

    01/18/2012 2:54:53 PM PST · by aldabra · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2012 | David Gerges
    Crammed into tiny cages, unable to stand and deprived of food and water, these dogs endured terrible suffering on a truck bound for a chain of restaurants. The harrowing pictures show the cruel conditions in which 1,500 of the animals were found when the truck was stopped at a toll gate by highway police and animal rescue volunteers in Chongqing, south-west China. ... The animals were moved to a nearby farm by volunteers from the Chongqing Animal Protection Association who gave them food, water and emergency treatment. ...
  • Chicken jerky treats sicken 353 dogs, owners report

    12/28/2011 4:18:34 PM PST · by ColdOne · 91 replies ^ | 12/28/11 | JoNel Aleccia
    Reports of illnesses in dogs given chicken jerky treats have spiked dramatically following a new government warning about pet snacThe federal Food and Drug Administration has logged at least 353 reports this year of illnesses tied to imported chicken jerky products, also sold as chicken tenders, chicken strips or chicken treats, a spokeswoman said. That’s up from 70 reports of illnesses -- and some deaths -- received in 2011 before the Center for Veterinary Medicine issued an updated warning on Nov. 18. Dog owners and veterinarians are reporting that animals have been stricken with a range of symptoms within hours...
  • Air France plane grounded after technicians noticed 30 screws were missing from wing...

    11/25/2011 12:33:33 PM PST · by traumer · 41 replies
    Airbus A340 grounded in Boston Large protective panel had to be screwed into place Air France blames mechanics in China An Air France jet flew for five days before ground crews noticed that 30 screws were missing from one of its wings. The Airbus A340 plane had undergone routine maintenance in China, before flying to Paris and then on to the US before the potentially disastrous blunder was finally spotted. The plane, which can carry up to 440 passengers, was grounded in Boston while a 'large protective panel' was screwed back into place. The gaffe was revealed in an internal...
  • Chicken jerky treats linked to mystery illnesses, deaths in dogs

    11/21/2011 4:18:34 PM PST · by khnyny · 92 replies
    MSNBC ^ | November 21, 2011 | JoNel Aleccia
    Chicken jerky treats may be to blame for dozens of new reports of mysterious illnesses and some deaths in dogs, prompting a renewed warning for pet owners by the Food and Drug Administration. At least 70 dogs have been sickened so far this year after reportedly eating chicken jerky products imported from China, FDA officials said. That’s up from 54 reports of illness in 2010. Some of the dogs have died, according to the anecdotal reports from pet owners and veterinarians. FDA officials say they have not been able to find a cause for the illnesses. Extensive chemical and microbiological...
  • Cain: Not rich? No job? Blame yourself

    10/05/2011 1:51:47 PM PDT · by ToxicMich · 98 replies
    (CNN) – If you're dissatisfied with the economy, or unemployed, Herman Cain thinks you should take a long, hard look in the mirror. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal posted Wednesday, the up-and-coming GOP 2012 contender and former CEO of Godfather's Pizza summed up his bewilderment about recent demonstrations on Wall Street.
  • Arrests Made in China ‘Gutter Oil’ Scandal

    09/16/2011 5:46:49 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 09/13/11
    September 13, 2011, 7:36 PM HKT. Arrests Made in China ‘Gutter Oil’ Scandal Police have arrested 32 people suspected of producing and selling old cooking oil that has been illegally collected from restaurant gutters, according to a Ministry of Public Security statement Tuesday (in Chinese). The statement said officials seized 100 tons of the recycled oil, which can contain carcinogens and other toxins that are harmful when consumed by humans. It said they also broke up a criminal network operating in 14 provinces and shut production sites where the oil is repurposed. The suspects were caught in a swill-oil crackdown...
  • Post Columnist Says King Monument is Stalin-like (Marxist Luther King Memorial?)

    08/28/2011 5:56:34 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | August 24, 2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    Post Columnist Says King Monument is Stalin-like A Washington Post columnist has criticized the new Martin Luther King, Jr. monument, while his paper is publishing a 24-page special supplement hailing the unveiling of the “Stone of Hope” in the memorial that includes the 30-foot tall statue of the civil rights leader. Black columnist Courtland Milloy writes, “Let’s face it: There really is something peculiar about having an artist from communist China sculpt the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial statue. And, yes, it would have been fantastic had an African American sculptor been chosen instead.” He adds, “The sculpture is based...
  • Martin Luther King memorial made in China

    08/22/2011 11:25:45 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 24 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 2:39PM BST 22 Aug 2011 | Malcolm Moore, Shanghai
    The 30ft-tall statue, which forms the centrepiece of a $120 million (£73 million), four-acre memorial to Dr King, opened to the public on Monday on the National Mall in Washington. It is the only memorial on the Mall that does not honour a president or fallen soldiers. Standing in the shadow of the Washington Monument, the statue shows Dr King emerging from a mountain of Chinese granite with his arms crossed and is called The Stone of Hope. However, there has been controversy over the choice of Lei Yixin, a 57-year-old master sculptor from Changsha in Hunan province, to carry...
  • Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

    08/22/2011 12:49:12 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 08/22/11 | Yahoo! News
    The memorial sits on the National Mall near the Tidal Basin, between memorials honoring Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson. It includes a 30-foot-tall sculpture of King and a 450-foot-long granite wall inscribed with 14 quotations from the civil rights leader. The Chinese sculptor Lei Yixin: The Location on The Mall:
  • Everything’s Made in China? Not Quite.

    08/13/2011 6:52:27 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 77 replies
    New American ^ | 8/13/11 | Bob Adelmann
    An analysis just released by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco concludes that most of what Americans spend on consumer goods, electronics, clothing, sneakers and the like, stays in America. Surprisingly little comes from China after all. Say the authors: Goods and services from China accounted for only 2.7% of U.S. personal consumption expenditures (PCE) in 2010…Chinese imports make up only a small share of total U.S. consumer spending… Athough globalization is widely recognized these days, the U.S. economy actually remains relatively closed. The vast majority of goods and services sold in the United States is produced here. In...
  • China’s New Lucrative Business: Dead Babies Turn into Stamina Booster Pills

    08/06/2011 10:58:46 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    IBTimes ^ | 08/05/11
    China’s New Lucrative Business: Dead Babies Turn into Stamina Booster Pills August 5, 2011 6:51 PM EDT A South Korean SBS TV documentary team accuses Chinese pharmaceutical companies of selling dead baby pills as stamina boosters. (Photo: SBS) The ground baby powder is put in the capsule, ready to be sold as stamina enhancer, according to the SBS team. The team reveals that the truth behind the dead baby pill is horrific and disturbing. Chinese hospitals and abortion clinics that are connected to the business immediately notify pharmaceutical companies when a baby dies, mostly because of a still birth or...
  • GM China Sales Fall as CEO Cites 'Cultural Revolution'

    06/07/2011 9:12:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | June 7, 2011 | Mark Modica
    "Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, Mao Zedong and Chevrolet." That could be GM's new slogan if recent comments by CEO Dan Akerson are taken to heart. Akerson shared a somewhat bizarre vision for GM in an interview with the Detroit News when he stated, "Whoever comes after me; it's going to be a more important appointment than mine because he or she will have to carry on a cultural revolution here. It's just like the Communist Party in China in the 1960s, there has to be a cultural revolution here." These comments come just weeks after the Washington Times...
  • Whoops: Donald Trump’s Clothing Line Made in China

    04/27/2011 1:13:11 PM PDT · by DManA · 36 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 27, 2011 | Nat Brown
    Today’s a tough day for the Donald. As Salon has today noted, the Donald J. Trump Signature Collection is manufactured in…China. Trump, a notorious China basher as of late, will no doubt face criticism for this latest hypocrisy.
  • Chinese ship 'arrested' in Portsmouth crane mishap

    02/25/2011 6:53:42 AM PST · by csvset · 8 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | February 25, 2011 | Robert McCabe
    The U.S. Marshals Service has "arrested" a Chinese ship after a crane aboard the vessel damaged a towering new container crane at APM Terminals in Portsmouth. The arrest came after the Virginia Port Authority and its operating affiliate sued the Chinese company that made and delivered two new cranes. The suit in Norfolk's federal court seeks $14.65 million in damages. The court then issued an arrest warrant for the ship. While still berthed at APM Terminals, it's now in federal custody. "From the time that it's under arrest, it belongs to the United States Marshals Service - until the courts...
  • At Smithsonian, Americana 'Made in China'

    02/24/2011 2:50:36 PM PST · by pissant · 16 replies
    ABC ^ | 2/24/11 | Jon Karl
    Tens of millions flock to the Smithsonian museums in Washington each year to see Americana -- everything from Abraham Lincoln's top hat to Archie Bunker's chair. But one thing you'll have a hard time finding is something American in the gift shop. Take the miniature sculptures of presidents sold at the National Museum of American History, located right on the Mall in the nation's capital. From the busts of George Washington to Barack Obama, they were made in China. Last month Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, was so outraged by the situation that he fired off a letter demanding that the...
  • Obama 'made in China'?

    01/20/2011 11:18:41 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 9 replies ^ | 20 Jan 2011 | Ken Strickland
    Forget the conspiracy theories about where President Barack Obama was born: There's evidence just blocks from the White House that the American president was "made in China." And Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has the pictures to prove it. During a recent stroll through the National Museum of American History, Sanders discovered that a number of products sold in the gift shop were not made America, but produced in other countries. "I find it especially disappointing that miniature sculptures of presidents of the United States that are sold in the museum, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Barack Obama were made...
  • China: Tainted hotpots 'common'(arsenic, lead, poppy trace)

    12/16/2010 3:31:05 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Global Times ^ | December 16, 2010 | Huang Jingjing
    Tainted hotpots 'common' * Source: Global Times * [08:09 December 16 2010] By Huang Jingjing Food safety has once again drawn negative attention amid claims that many flavoring ingredients served in popular hotpot dishes at restaurants contain harmful chemical additives, according to insiders. "Eighty percent of hotpots served at (restaurants) contain such chemical additives," said Wang, a chef who recently quit from a hotpot restaurant due to guilty feelings over the practice, the Anhui Business Daily reported Tuesday. A restaurant owner named Xu made a damning claim, saying he never eats hotpots at his restaurant because boiling the chemical additives...
  • Cadmium, lead found in drinking glasses

    11/22/2010 1:57:00 AM PST · by LucyT · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Physorg Medicine and Health ^ | November 22, 2010 | JUSTIN PRITCHARD , Associated Press
    The decorative enamel on the superhero and Oz sets - made in China and purchased at a Warner Brothers Studios store in Burbank - contained between 16 percent and 30.2 percent lead. The federal limit on children's products is 0.03 percent. The same glasses also contained relatively high levels of the even-more-dangerous cadmium, though there are no federal limits on that toxic metal in design surfaces.
  • China goes organic after scandal of cooking oil from sewers

    08/31/2010 1:15:26 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 49 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/30/2010 | Malcolm Moore
    Organic food sales have taken off in China after a series of safety scares, including the disclosure that one in 10 meals is cooked using oil dredged from the sewer. Police inspect illegal cooking oil, better known as 'drainage oil', seized during a crackdown in Beijing The Chinese now consume more than twice as much organic food as health-conscious Japan. The market is worth an annual 10billion yuan (£1billion) having quadrupled in the past five years. For comparison, the British organic market is worth roughly £2billion. Interest has been promoted by a series of scares including toxic beans, contaminated milk...
  • Guess where your fluoride comes from? China! (contaminated with heavy metals)

    08/15/2010 4:06:02 PM PDT · by Scythian · 64 replies · 3+ views
    Much of the fluoride added to municipal water supplies across the United States is imported from China, and is contaminated with heavy metals, according to a warning by Bernard Miltenberger, president of the Pure Water Committee of Western Maryland. In a letter published in the Cumberland Times-News, Miltenberger notes that he first became aware of the issue in an engineering report for the city of Boulder, Colo. The report noted that the fluoridation chemicals used for the city's water had been evaluated, and were found to contain lead levels of 40 milligrams per bag and arsenic levels of 50 milligrams...
  • Jury Awards $2.5 Million Chinese Drywall Verdict

    06/18/2010 7:49:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 644+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | Fri, Jun 18, 2010 | WILLARD SHEPARD and BRIAN HAMACHER
    Jury awards big amount in benchmark caseA jury has awarded a South Florida family $2.5 million in a benchmark defective Chinese drywall case. Armin and Lisa Seifart won the judgment in a Miami-Dade civil court Friday against drywall distributor Banner Supply Company. The jury, which had been deliberating since Thursday afternoon, returned the verdict around 5:15 p.m. The Seifarts had been seeking at least $4.3 million in damages after they had to completely renovate their Coconut Grove home due to the noxious drywall. "It was important to send a message to companies that they should do the right thing when...
  • WTO rules against US ban on China poultry products

    06/17/2010 9:08:41 AM PDT · by day21221 · 29 replies · 762+ views ^ | June 16, 2010 | K J M Varma
    WTO rules against US ban on China poultry products K J M Varma Beijing, June 17 (PTI) China won the dispute with the US over a ban on its poultry imports after the World Trade Organisation ruled the American curbs on Chinese poultry were violating international trade laws, says a media report. State newspaper, China Daily said in a report the US ban violated Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Agreement, that mandates how governments can apply food safety, animal and plant health measures, as well as most-favored-nation treatment and general elimination of quantitative restrictions provided under the WTO framework. As...
  • Feds: Homes with Chinese drywall must be gutted

    04/03/2010 8:36:16 AM PDT · by mlocher · 65 replies · 1,657+ views
    AP via ^ | April 2, 2010 | CAIN BURDEAU
    NEW ORLEANS – Thousands of U.S. homes tainted by Chinese drywall should be gutted, according to new guidelines released Friday by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The guidelines say electrical wiring, outlets, circuit breakers, fire alarm systems, carbon monoxide alarms, fire sprinklers, gas pipes and drywall need to be removed. "We want families to tear it all out and rebuild the interior of their homes, and they need to start this to get their lives started all over again," said Inez Tenenbaum, chairwoman of the commission, the federal agency charged with making sure consumer products are safe. About 3,000 homeowners,...
  • Feds: Homes with Chinese drywall must be gutted

    04/02/2010 4:38:09 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 49 replies · 1,424+ views
    New federal guidelines say thousands of U.S. homes tainted by Chinese drywall won't be safe unless they are completely gutted.The Consumer Product Safety Commission released the guidelines Friday. They say electrical wiring, outlets, circuit breakers, fire alarm systems, carbon monoxide alarms, fire sprinklers, gas pipes and drywall must be removed.About 3,000 homeowners, mostly in Florida, Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana, have reported problems with the Chinese-made drywall. A large quantity of the drywall was imported during the housing boom and after a string of Gulf Coast hurricanes. It has been linked to corrosion of wiring, air conditioning units, computers, doorknobs...
  • Feds: Homes With Chinese Drywall Must Be Gutted

    04/02/2010 10:37:47 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 133 replies · 6,665+ views
    Associated Press via ABC News ^ | April 2, 2010 | Associated Press
    New federal guidelines say thousands of U.S. homes tainted by Chinese drywall won't be safe unless they are completely gutted. The Consumer Product Safety Commission released the guidelines Friday. They say electrical wiring, outlets, circuit breakers, fire alarm systems, carbon monoxide alarms, fire sprinklers, gas pipes and drywall must be removed. About 3,000 homeowners, mostly in Florida, Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana, have reported problems with the Chinese-made drywall. A large quantity of the drywall was imported during the housing boom and after a string of Gulf Coast hurricanes. It has been linked to corrosion of wiring, air conditioning units,...
  • China's manufacturing growth slows in February (unexpected as usual)

    02/28/2010 7:32:20 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 460+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 02/28/10 | V. Phani Kumar
    Feb. 28, 2010, 8:19 p.m. EST China's manufacturing growth slows in February By V. Phani Kumar HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- One of two Chinese purchasing managers' indexes unexpectedly eased to 52.0 in February from 55.8 in the previous month, indicating a slowdown in manufacturing growth, according to data released Monday by the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing.
  • Toyota's president to visit China on Monday

    02/28/2010 11:41:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 241+ views
    GOOGLE ^ | 2/28/10 | YURI KAGEYAMA
    TOKYO — Fresh from a grilling by U.S. lawmakers, Toyota President Akio Toyoda will speak Monday in China about his company's quality problems, seeking to boost confidence and ease consumer worries in the world's biggest auto market. Toyoda, who testified at a U.S. Congressional hearing last week about the spate of global recalls plaguing Toyota Motor Corp., will speak to reporters at a Beijing hotel, company spokeswoman Ririko Takeuchi said. The number of vehicles being recalled in China is small compared with the 8.5 million vehicles recalled worldwide since October for sticky gas pedals, faulty floor mats and glitches in...
  • California Wants Target to Pull Valentine Bears (Chinese-Made Gifts Have Lots of Lead)

    02/09/2010 11:40:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 334+ views
    The California attorney general is asking Target Corp. to pull its Valentine's Day "Message Bears" from store shelves over concerns that they have illegal levels of lead. In a letter sent to the company Monday, Attorney General Jerry Brown said testing of the holiday toys revealed lead levels that violate federal law. The products were identified as two of Target's "Message Bears" -- one a pink stuffed bear with "XOXO" across the chest and the other a brown stuffed bear with "I Love U" across the chest, with "love" represented by a heart. Investigators from the Center for Environmental Health,...
  • Ford recalls Chinese cars due to accelerator problem(Ford and Toyota Accelerator Made in China).

    02/03/2010 11:02:57 AM PST · by DaveTesla · 24 replies · 940+ views
    carbuyersnotebook ^ | January 29th, 2010 | carbuyersnotebook
    We’ve all heard of the massive Toyota recall regarding the accelerator pedals, but it seems that they aren’t the only automaker that is getting plagued by the problem. It was recently announced that Ford will be stopping production altogether of their Transit in China due to the same problem. You may be thinking this is quite the coincidence but it seems that Ford actually gets the accelerator pedals from the same supplier that Toyota does.
  • PICTURES: Tigers Butchered for Trade at "Zoos" in China?

    01/05/2010 3:35:57 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 7 replies · 1,542+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | December 29, 2009
    Tourists feed tigers at the Xiongsen Bear and Tiger Park, a private zoo in Guillin, China, in an undated photograph. Many such tourist attractions secretly operate as fronts for illegal tiger farming, butchering captive tigers for their parts, National Geographic magazine reports in the January 2010 story "Asia's Wildlife Trade." On the eve of 2010--the Year of the Tiger in Chinese astrology--the big cats remain highly coveted. A dead adult male can sell for U.S. $10,000 or more on the black market. Tiger bones and penises are often used in traditional medicines, and some restaurants serve tiger meat, including, a...