Thursday, June 14, 2007

Globalization And Product Saftey

Along with globalization comes the benefit of cheap products produced overseas. Many consumer safety groups are raising concerns saying not enough is being done to prevent unsafe products from reaching stores. This spring hundreds of pets across the United States died from eating melamine-tainted pet food. The food came from a Chinese supplier. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has just recalled 1.5 million "Thomas & Friends" toys because the paint on the products contain traces of lead. The trains were manufactured in China. Colgate recently found counterfeit Colgate toothpaste across 4 American States which contain traces of anti-freeze. The knock off Colgate toothpaste has been traced back to a supplier in China. Globalization has brought us cheaper products but more needs to be done to prevent unsafe products from reaching our stores.

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