Made in China (buyer beware)
By Michael D. Sorkin
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Sunday, Jul. 01 2007
Americans were shocked and then angered this spring when their cats and dogs
began getting sick or dying from pet food that turned out to be tainted.
That has been followed by a near-daily stream of recalls warning about all
kinds of other toxic imported products, including toothpaste, baby bibs, toy
trains and human food.
Now consumers are wondering what else at the supermarket or home store might
hurt or kill them.
Last week alone the list included glassware from Pier 1, with 21 reports of
cracked or broken glass; reclining chairs blamed in eight injuries; car tires
blamed in two deaths; and fish and shrimp that the government says could cause
These products, and many more, have at least one thing in common: All were
imported, and most were made in China.
Regulators say some cases involved outright fraud.