Beware of rubber bands and slippers from China.


Be cautious of hair bands at open markets around the city too “ they are probably from China since they are purchased in bulk very very cheap !!!!
Take a good look before buying hair bands in future “ especially the following kind..

Beware of Rubber Hair Bands & Slippers from China

These Hair bands were made from used condoms and threads.

Beware of Rubber Hair Bands & Slippers from China

Beware of Rubber Hair Bands & Slippers from China

BEIJING (AFP) – Used condoms are being recycled into hair bands in southern China threatening to spread sexually-transmitta ble diseases they were originally meant to prevent, state media reported Tuesday

In the latest example of potentially harmful Chinese-made products, rubber hair bands have been found in local markets and beauty salons in Dongguan and Guangzhou cities in southern Guangdong province, China Daily newspaper said.

‘These cheap and colorful rubber bands and hair ties sell well ….. threatening the health of local people,’ it said..
Despite being recycled, the hair bands could still contain bacteria and viruses, it said.

‘People could be infected with AIDS, (genital) warts or other diseases if they hold the rubber bands or strings in their mouths while waving their hair into plaits or buns,’ the paper quoted a local dermatologist who gave only his surname, Dong, as saying. A bag of ten of the recycled bands sells for just 25 sen (three cents), much cheaper than others on the market, accounting for their popularity, the paper said.

A government official was quoted as saying recycling condoms was illegal. China ‘s manufacturing industry has been repeatedly tarnished this year by a string of scandals involving shoddy or dangerous goods made for both domestic and foreign markets.

In response, it launched a public relations blitz this summer aimed at playing up efforts to strengthen monitoring systems.

Check your kids hair bands and make sure they do not put them in th eir mouth while trying to plait or tie their hair .

See below for Chinese Slippers now being sold in Walmart in the US . Hopefully, they are not yet in the Philippines …

REMEMBER THE PAINT ON KIDS TOYS ?

This is very true as I heard it in news from one of our local radios here that our govt has to be extra careful on these cheap imports from china. These includes clothes, food, toys, slippers and even glasses because the Chinese are using some strong but cheap chemical in their manufactures. Cheap is becoming expensive and at the same time fatal. I nearly bought one pair of the slippers below for myself last week at the Japanese $2 shop at IMM last week. These slippers are also sold in Walmart, USA and same complaints received.

Beware of Rubber Hair Bands & Slippers from China

Beware of Rubber Hair Bands & Slippers from China

Beware of Rubber Hair Bands & Slippers from China

Beware of Rubber Hair Bands & Slippers from China

Beware of Rubber Hair Bands & Slippers from China

Beware of Rubber Hair Bands & Slippers from China

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Comments

  • Observer  On May 25, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    I guess no more cheap flip-flops for me then.

  • Malaika  On May 25, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    yuck … that spoiled my lunch raptus

  • Raptus  On May 25, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Thank god I always liked the leather sandals from outside of GPO, wow Malaika i’m eating now :D.

  • stolidcharisma  On May 25, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    ahh!

  • guyana gyal  On June 23, 2009 at 11:04 am

    I have a friend who never buys any food-products made in China. I used to think he was being a bit obsessed but he’s always telling me about his suspicions about their lack of hygiene. Then I started believing him. Now I do, even more.

  • guyana gyal  On June 23, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Argh, I ain’t know where my scrunchie was made but I pulled it out from my hair. Just in case aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • raptus  On June 23, 2009 at 11:33 am

    lol @ Guyana Gyal….one of my friends did the same thing.

    p.s where have you been man? i missed you.

  • beatie  On July 14, 2010 at 7:07 am

    oooh! cheap things are too expensive

  • beatie  On July 14, 2010 at 7:07 am

    ooh mai

  • beatie  On July 14, 2010 at 7:08 am

    jesus save us

  • evelyn  On September 3, 2010 at 1:46 am

    OMG…………….

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